Report: Texans negotiating long-term deal with Bill O’Brien

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With the Texans set to hire Brian Gaine as General Manager, they will turn their attention to getting Bill O’Brien on board for the long haul. Houston is negotiating a long-term contract extension with the head coach, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

O’Brien, who has a year left on his contract, is expected to sign the deal, according to McClain.

O’Brien was the subject of late-season speculation that tension between he and Rick Smith would force one of them out. As it turned out, Smith took a year-long leave of absence to tend to his wife, who is undergoing breast cancer treatment in Arizona.

Now, nearing agreements for a new G.M. and on an extension for their head coach, the Texans have left no doubt about who they are entrusting their future to.

20 responses to “Report: Texans negotiating long-term deal with Bill O’Brien

  1. Wow, I guess the only thing a Texans HC needs is for a QB to look competent over a 7 game stretch, at that point it’s a long term deal. Just ignore the 31-33 record and the massive number of QBs he’s gone through while in Houston, that’s all beside the point, those 7 games are who he is…

    Bob McNair negotiating a massive buyout that he’ll have to pay next year, or he could do nothing and be able to hire a good HC in 2019 without having to pay severance to this mediocre, at best, coach.

  2. This is good news for the rest of the NFL as his teams have always managed to under-perform, choke, and get injured when important things are on the line.

    The all world defense has fallen apart for several seasons. The savior QB hurts a knee with more season ending injuries expected in future seasons. The common factor has been O’Brien.

    AFC South teams are relieved.

  3. O’B is pretty well liked in Houston so this is good news. He has done well so far winning multiple division titles and a couple playoff games and he certainly seemed to work well with D.Wattson. I’ll happily take the long-term deal over the bird in the bush. Next year the Texans going from the outhouse to the penthouse…

  4. I’m not saying O’Brien is a bad coach, but he’s below .500. This is a bottom line business and O’Brien has lost more games than he’s won, yet he’s getting an extension? I’m not a huge fan of The Rooney Rule, but O’Brien is a perfect example of why we have it. A losing white coach gets an extension. Don’t blame me, I’m just the messenger. If you don’t like the message, that’s not my fault. I think the Rooney Rule is stupid, but this is why we have it.

  5. omeletpants says:
    January 10, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    Bill O’Brien is a moron. Did anyone see him try to cobble a sentence together on Hard Knocks. Did this guy even graduate high school?

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    pretty sure he went to one of the best prep schools in massachusetts, which means he went to far better schools than yourself

  6. I’m glad that the Texans are going to keep O’Brien. He has a great young QB who wants to play for him,and when everyone gets healthy,the Texans have a solid foundation. If he can juggle being an NFL coach and having a special needs child at home,I have to root for him.

  7. I mean the dude got lucky Savage was such a train wreck.

    If Savage was halfway decent and doesn’t get benched early in the season, good chance Bill gets fired.

    For thinking Watson was less ready to start week 1 than Savage, Bill’s judgement can be questioned.

    On the other hand Watson looked like the rookie lovechild of 2012 Luck, Wilson & RG3 and was on another level as a rookie beast qb.

  8. truths4all says:
    January 10, 2018 at 9:46 pm
    This is good news for the rest of the NFL as his teams have always managed to under-perform, choke, and get injured when important things are on the line.

    The all world defense has fallen apart for several seasons. The savior QB hurts a knee with more season ending injuries expected in future seasons. The common factor has been O’Brien.

    AFC South teams are relieved.
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    The guy won the division and a playoff game – with Brock Osweiler…think about that for a moment…

  9. charliecharger says:
    January 10, 2018 at 10:30 pm
    I’m not saying O’Brien is a bad coach, but he’s below .500. This is a bottom line business and O’Brien has lost more games than he’s won, yet he’s getting an extension? I’m not a huge fan of The Rooney Rule, but O’Brien is a perfect example of why we have it. A losing white coach gets an extension. Don’t blame me, I’m just the messenger. If you don’t like the message, that’s not my fault. I think the Rooney Rule is stupid, but this is why we have it.
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    He’s below .500 mainly because of Rick Smith. He’s had crap for talent, crap for QB’s, and has finished with 3 straight winning records before his QB went out and the defense went to pot.

  10. truths4all says:
    January 10, 2018 at 9:46 pm
    This is good news for the rest of the NFL as his teams have always managed to under-perform, choke, and get injured when important things are on the line.

    The all world defense has fallen apart for several seasons. The savior QB hurts a knee with more season ending injuries expected in future seasons. The common factor has been O’Brien.

    AFC South teams are relieved.
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    Not sure how you “manage to get injured”.

  11. @49ersfury nailed it: Keep O’Brien and Watson together. Whatever lightning in a bottle the Texans got with DeShaun Watson might have been completely different with any other head coach. We’ll never know for sure. But we do know that the Texans, with O’Brien coaching and Watson at QB, went from being one of the worst NFL offenses to being one of the best.
    This combo worked – better than anyone expected. Give it a chance.

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