Over nearly two decades--and a lot of all beef patties with cheese on a bun--David Culley and Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs Andy Reid bonded.
The Texans newest head coach was Reid's assistant in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2012, and Culley followed him to Kansas City when Reid took over the Chiefs in 2013. A move to Buffalo came in 2017, and Culley went on to the Ravens in 2019.
Now, Culley is the head coach of the Texans, and his old boss is thrilled.
"He's a tremendous coach who will bring a lot of positive energy to the Texans," Reid said. "I'm excited he is getting this opportunity and I know he'll make the most of it. I wish David and his family great success in Houston."
For his first dozen years in Philadelphia, Culley coached the Eagles receivers under Reid. Terrell Owens, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were players he helped. In 2011 and 2012, Culley coached the receivers, but added the title of senior offensive assistant to his resume. When Reid took the Chiefs job in 2013, Culley came to Kansas City with him, where he coached Maclin again, along with a rookie Tyreek Hill.
In the 18 years under Reid, Culley was a key part of 12 playoff teams. The Eagles went to four conference title games in that span, and advanced to the Super Bowl once.
Reid, in a Tweet from NFL scribe Terez Paylor, noted that he and Culley shared "a couple cheeseburgers together" over the years.
The Texans hope something delicious happens with Culley in charge as well.
Houston Texans announce David Culley as Head Coach.