Preseason Coaching Premiere | Daily Brew

It won't go on his record but, along with us seeing the 2021 Texans take themselves on a test drive on Saturday night at Green Bay, David Culley will be making his debut as a head coach.

It's the fourth time this sort of thing has happened in Texans history so of course I was going to bring it up and reminisce about the other three.

Dom Capers had already been a head coach in this league prior to working in Houston. His debut with the Texans was the Hall of Fame Game in 2002.

The end result was a loss to the Giants, but the night was festive and there were plenty of Texans fans who made the trip to Canton. As they would five weeks later on opening night, David Carr and Billy Miller hooked up for the first touchdown in team history, of any kind.

Gary Kubiak made his debut against Kansas City in August of 2006. The Texans had gone 2-14 the previous season so there was some excitement when they rushed for 173 yards in a ten point victory. Kubiak and Rick Smith would later say they were somewhat surprised about the excited locker room reaction from the win.

The Bill O'Brien era got off to a rough start in Arizona as the Texans fell to the Cardinals and had trouble finding any rhythm on offense. Four weeks later they would open the regular season with a win at home over Washington.

So, if you're scoring at home, the two coaches who lost their preseason openers won on opening day and the one that won, lost, as Kubiak and the Texans fell to Philly at home in the '06 premiere.

Whatever happens Saturday will be just a glimpse of some of what's to come from Culley's team. It's a snapshot of what the 2021 Texans will look like and we'll all be watching (listening too, please!).

The game is live on ABC 13 and on radio on Sports Radio 610 and The Bull, 100.3 FM.

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