Texans special-teams coach Brad Seely retiring after 31 NFL seasons

HOUSTON — Texans particular-teams coordinator Brad Seely is retiring right after 31 seasons as an NFL coach, the workforce declared Friday.

“I have been amazingly fortunate to spend more than 30 a long time in the NFL coaching the recreation I really like,” Seely mentioned in a assertion. “I want to thank every and each individual coach, participant and staff members member I worked with from when I entered the league in 1989 till now. I’ve been blessed to be a component of some of the very best companies in experienced sporting activities and I will permanently cherish the friendships and memories I have made all over the league.”

Since Seely took more than in Houston in 2018, the Texans have gone from acquiring the 26th-rated specific-teams unit by Soccer Outsiders to fifth in 2018 and fourth previous time. In his job, Seely has coached 10 unique players to 17 exclusive-groups Professional Bowl alternatives. Seely has coached in 9 convention championship video games and won three Super Bowls.

“Brad Seely is one particular of the most effective exclusive teams coaches in NFL heritage and his contributions to the recreation have been unparalleled,” Texans mentor Bill O’Brien explained in a assertion. “I very first achieved Brad when we ended up the two assistant coaches in New England and immediately regarded his skill to join with his players and teach them about the sport in his own one of a kind way. Brad has won at just about every halt in his 30-year vocation and his résumé of a few Tremendous Bowl victories and five convention championship appearances speaks for by itself.

“It was an honor and privilege to coach along with Brad and I will generally look at him a mate. On behalf of the full Texans corporation, we would like him and his relatives the very best in his retirement.”

Seely’s departure usually means the Texans will have only just one coordinator remaining from last period — offensive coordinator Tim Kelly. Anthony Weaver was promoted from defensive line coach to defensive coordinator previously this offseason.

Tracy Smith is the Texans’ assistant particular-groups coordinator and has assisted Seely for 10 of his seasons in the NFL.

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