Texans shift three coaches' responsibilities

1/20/2004 - Houston Texans

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans hired veteran assistant coach Joe Pendry on Monday and shifted the responsibilities of three other coaches.

Pendry, who was offensive coordinator under coach Dom Capers at Carolina for three seasons before moving to the same job with the Buffalo Bills from 1998-2000, will replace Tony Marciano as offensive line coach, spokesman Tony Wyllie said.

Marciano, whose unit took much of the blame for David Carr being sacked 76 times in 2002, oversaw a line that allowed only 36 sacks last season. He will take over tight ends from Greg Roman, who will fill the newly created quarterbacks coach position.

Until now, Chris Palmer had tutored quarterbacks as part of his duties as offensive coordinator.

Pendry, whose last NFL job was with the Washington Redskins in
2001, most recently coached one of the all-star teams in the Las
Vegas All American Classic on Saturday.