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Bill O'Brien emerges as Houston Texans No. 1 target for new head coach

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by platypus, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. J.R.

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    They like him because he's not Lovie Smith (or Ken Whisenhunt or any other retread). :p
     
  2. vstexas09

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    why is the board head over heels again? serious question. why is he getting a lot of support?
     
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    Thats one reason, the other I would say is the fact of what he's not rex ryan.

    He's a great coach. What he's done at penn state with limited scholarships is simply amazing.
     
  4. J.R.

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap20...exans-agree-to-interview?campaign=Twitter_atl

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien's potential return to the NFL is picking up steam.

    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's "Around the League Live" that O'Brien is one of the Houston Texans' top candidates to fill their coaching job, according to sources familiar with the team's process. O'Brien and the Texans agreed to have an interview after Christmas, which means it's already happened or it will happen in the near future.

    League executives view O'Brien, the former New England Patriots offensive coordinator, as a very real possibility to leap from college back to the NFL. Rapoport notes that O'Brien's NFL buyout was reduced from $13 million to $6.5 million in March. That news was made public in June.

    It is surprising from the outside that an NFL team would be so willing to pay a big buyout, but $6.5 million is a relatively small sum for an NFL owner. Rapoport reported that Lovie Smith has already interviewed for the Texans job.
     
  5. rezdawg

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    Bc he's the opposite of Kubiak. In other words, he makes changes when they need to be made, whether it's with players, play calling, in-game adjustments, etc...
     
  6. conquistador#11

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    the only thing i remember is his shouting match with NE qb tim brody. guy is fearless
     
  7. Nick

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    He's the perfect mix of not a re-tread, and the type of college coach that will usually get a shot somewhere.

    I'm on board.
     
  8. Ottomaton

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    This really strikes me as typical media echo chamber stuff.

    O'Brien and Lovie Smith were the first couple of media speculation names. Smith's name went out when he did the interview. A national correspondent with nothing real to report can fill a column by dripping O'Brien's name.

    You'll notice that the author doesn't claim to have specific inside information, just general "league executives" think O'Brien might generally be attractive to NFL teams. Great newsflash, Rapoport. Next up, Rapoport speaks with meteorologists, who indicate that if you go for a walk in a rainstorm, you might get wet.
     
  9. Cannonball

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    Keep in mind that he interviewed with Cleveland and Philly last year and turned around and decided to stay in Happy Valley. And it's not like those teams had decided on somebody else. He made his announcement just a few hours after the Eagles interview and Chip Kelly hadn't even interviewed yet.

    So, we're interested and he's coming in for an interview. But that doesn't necessarily mean he's already decided to leave for the NFL if he's offered a job.
     
  10. moestavern19

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    Why does everyone think Gruden is so great? He isn't a very good talent evaluator, he's somewhat of a Nazi, and his in game decision making was questionable too.

    Now he is a damn good game planner, schemer, motivator, but I wouldn't hire Jon Gruden and give him full control. IMO he needs a GM.

    Cowher I would almost worry that the game has passed him by. What can he do defensively in today's NFL?
     
  11. A_3PO

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    In my mind, what makes it different is just a few days ago, his NFL buyout was reduced to $6.5 million after being over $19 million.

    He's very likely decided to leave PSU for the NFL this year.
     
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    I think Bill would be a great coach in Houston, but he also needs a new right tackle, quarterback, LB, FS, etc etc. The burden is still on Rick Smith.
     
  13. BMoney

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    And that's not a good thing. Smith's area of expertise is supposedly the secondary and look at the parade of turds that he has obtained since he's been here.
     
  14. moestavern19

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    The Texans have produced booms and busts. You hit big on a few guys, but you surround them with turds and it starts to show. They need NFL caliber talent 1 through 53.

    It starts with the right QB and I for one think Manziel will be a better pro than Bridgewater. Bridgewater does nothing to excite me. He has good mechanics but I fail to see what seperates him from the average NFL QBs. I don't see uncanny pocket awareness or a laser arm.
     
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    so what is the thought process in a bill o'brien/texans interview.. is he trying to sell himself to the texans or are the texans trying to sell themselves to bill??
     
  16. ivenovember

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    Well we reached out to him, he agreed to interview, and now we're here.....
     
  17. Pete the Cheat

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    Agreed. Was forced to read up on him after a bargument. Me gusta
     
  18. sugrlndkid

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    Who knows at this point, but my guess, Bill has other suitors too. The Texans need to do more impressing.
     
  19. BMoney

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    I don't disagree with you. I wonder if Bortles might be the pick since he fits that Flacco, Roethlisberger mould. Durability is pretty important for a QB and I wonder if Bridgewater, or Manziel would hold up.
     
  20. Rip Van Rocket

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    He's on TV.
     
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