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Bill O’Brien will call offensive plays for Texans

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The Texans haven’t hired an offensive coordinator for coach Bill O’Brien’s first staff in Houston, but whoever takes the job won’t be responsible for calling the offensive plays.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle spoke to O’Brien recently and the coach told him that he’d be calling the offensive plays for the Texans. That’s not a particularly shocking development since almost all of O’Brien’s coaching experience has been on the offensive side of the ball and he’s run offenses at both the pro and college level.

McClain believes that O’Brien will be calling plays for a quarterback that the Texans take with the first overall pick of the draft. McClain writes that the Texans won’t admit it, but that will be their choice although none of the possibilities for that pick have moved ahead of the others at this point.

That may be speculation, but it’s hardly out of left field for a team without a quarterback that’s now coached by someone who credits Tom Brady with helping him learn a lot that has helped him become an NFL head coach.

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14 Responses to “Bill O’Brien will call offensive plays for Texans”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jan 17, 2014 3:24 PM

    The Texans hired the wrong coach this offseason.

    Mike Zimmer is the next Bellichick.

    Bill O’Brien is the next Mike Shanahan.

    #TheVikingsDynastyIsBeginning

  2. thepftpoet says: Jan 17, 2014 3:26 PM

    Best Coaches in the NFL – in order.

    1. Bill Bellichick
    2. Mike Zimmer
    3. Jim Harbaugh
    4. John Harbaugh
    5. Andy Reid

  3. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 17, 2014 3:26 PM

    4-12

  4. alshonbrandontandem says: Jan 17, 2014 3:29 PM

    That pic isn’t going O’Brien any favors. Now I understand why he was a coach at Ped State.

  5. therealraider says: Jan 17, 2014 3:34 PM

    I still haven’t figured out why Dennis Allen holds a play card. He’s never covered his mouth with it and only crosses off the plays that seem to work.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 17, 2014 3:44 PM

    I thought he did a good job of play calling when he was with the Pats. Creative and not very predictable. Of course he also had full strength Gronk and Hernandez to work with as well as Welker.

    I think the Texans will see a major turn around next season.

  7. arrowmint says: Jan 17, 2014 3:52 PM

    Are the Texans playing this weekend?
    Are these failures in the post season?

    No?

    THEN WHO CARES.

  8. forsbergler says: Jan 17, 2014 3:57 PM

    I feel bad for the texans, this team went 13-3 with a terrible QB. Imagine how good they could of been with a half decent QB. To bad there desprate now and making hire’s like this. Another wanna be Pats Offense that’s going to fail…..hard.

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 17, 2014 5:21 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Jan 17, 2014 3:24 PM

    The Texans hired the wrong coach this offseason.

    Mike Zimmer is the next Bellichick.

    Bill O’Brien is the next Mike Shanahan.

    #TheVikingsDynastyIsBeginning
    _____________________________

    @thepftpoet = @logicalvoicesays

    #FYI

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 17, 2014 5:23 PM

    The League’s Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says:
    Jan 17, 2014 3:26 PM

    4-12
    _______________________

    Steelers will do way better than 4-12…. 8-8 maybe….

  11. thekingdave says: Jan 17, 2014 5:33 PM

    McClain chastised all of us in a Houston Chronicle chat in November 2010 for suggesting Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator. He said it would never happen or something to that effect. His loyalty still lies to Tennessee and the Texans have been feeding bs to Pancakes as we call him since inception.

  12. blazertop says: Jan 17, 2014 6:11 PM

    Texans will continue to be the dead last worst overall franchise, period

  13. 4thqtrsaint says: Jan 17, 2014 7:26 PM

    Is that O’Brien or John Taffer? “On this episode of Team Rescue…”

  14. houston713 says: Jan 21, 2014 12:11 AM

    I trust Bill O’Brien he fired all the dead weight if he wants Romeo to coach his defense its cause he trust him I think it was a great hire those who think other wise are fans of other teams not even sure why you would waist your time posting here agree or disagree idc the texans are making the right moves going forward so far and will be better than what you haters say

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