Anthony Weaver, who is in his 12th season of coaching, reunited in 2021 with the Ravens, the team that drafted him in 2002. Following a seven-year NFL playing career along the defensive line – with his first four seasons in Baltimore (2002-05) and his last three in Houston (2006-08) – Weaver began coaching in 2010. He joined the Houston Texans in 2016 as the defensive line coach and was later promoted to defensive coordinator/defensive line coach in 2020. During the 2018 campaign, Houston received another standout season from All-Pro and Pro Bowl DE J.J. Watt, who along with DE/NT D.J. Reader, contributed to a stout run defense that led the NFL in opponent yards per rush (3.44) and yielded a franchise-low 1,323 rushing yards. Weaver also coached DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney to a third-straight Pro Bowl campaign in 2018, when he posted 9 sacks, 16 TFL and 21 QBHs.
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Tyus Bowser can't wait to play in Texas, even though his family and friends can't attend Sunday's game. Former Ravens defensive end Anthony Weaver is an aggressive defensive coordinator for the Texans. Having dual role of coach/GM makes Bill O'Brien a rarity in NFL.