Tony Dungy is not pleased with the Houston Texans’ decision to fire Lovie Smith as coach. It’s not just this firing but the last two in the past two years.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts coach and current NBC Sports analyst took to Twitter Sunday to unload on the news of the Texans firing Smith after a 3-13-1 finish.
“What are the Texans doing,” Dungy wrote. “What kind of operation is this where you don’t have any convictions about supporting the coaches you hire. Who is going to want to coach there if you might only get one year to implement your plans. Two years in a row is ridiculous.”
Smith coached under Tony Dungy for five seasons as a linebackers coach. During their time together utilizing the Tampa 2, Dungy, Kiffin, and Smith led the Buccaneers to a 45-35 record and made the playoffs in three out of five seasons.
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The Texans might be the worst team in the league as they seem to have no direction in the front office.
Smith was hired as defensive coordinator on David Culley’s staff in 2021. Culley was fired and then Smith took over. He was fired on Sunday, just hours after the team defeated the Colts and lost the number one overall draft pick to the Bears.
Firing a coach two years in a row is also puzzling and could be a deterrent to other candidates.
The organization does not have a clear direction and the fan base will likely have to deal with this disfunction for many years to come.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.