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Texans interview Chargers assistant Joe Lombardi, Steelers Legend Hines Ward

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The seek for Houston’s subsequent soccer coach is heating up. The Texans announced on Saturday that the franchise accomplished interview with Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and former Steelers extensive receiver and legend Hines Ward.

Lombardi, the grandson of Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame coach Vince Lombardi and a 16-year NFL teaching veteran, just lately completed his first season because the Chargers offensive coordinator. He coached an offensive unit that completed fourth within the league in complete offense (390.2), third in passing yards (390.2), twelfth in dashing yards (107.9) and fifth in scoring offense per sport. 

The success of the Chargers’ offense comes on the play of quarterback Justin Herbert, who completed with 5,014 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. 

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Earlier than his time with Los Angeles, he served because the quarterbacks coach for the Saints from 2016 to ’20, the offensive coordinator for the Lions from 2014 to ’15 and an assistant coach for the Falcons.

Ward, most notably remembered for his time in a Steelers’ uniform, at present serves as extensive receivers coach at Florida Atlantic College and particular assistant to the top coach. Earlier than his time at FAU, Ward spent one yr as an offensive assistant with the Jets throughout the 2019–20 season.

Houston has now interviewed three folks for its head teaching emptiness.

On Friday, the Texans announced that the franchise accomplished an interview with former Dolphins coach Brian Flores, who was fired by Miami on Monday after three seasons. He was fired a day after the Dolphins defeated the Patriots, 33–24 to earn Miami’s second consecutive successful season at 9–8.

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It was reported on Friday that Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo and Flores have been among the many prime candidates, in response to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. David Culley was fired on Monday after going 4–13 in his first yr as an NFL head coach.

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