Coach, quarterback have little to say about Duane Brown

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Texans left tackle Duane Brown is holding out of training camp. The man who coaches him and the guy he primarily protects both tiptoed around the situation when talking to reporters on Wednesday.

“I’m just coaching the guys that are here,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien told reporters. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Duane. He’s been a captain for us my first three years here and he means a lot to me, but I’m going to really concentrate on the guys that are here and I’ll let [G.M.] Rick [Smith] handle that side of things.”

Smith is handling the contract dispute by claiming there’s no contract dispute. Which will do little to get the contract dispute resolved.

Quarterback Tom Savage took a similar approach to O’Brien’s.

“I guess all that stuff’s between him and the coach and the G.M. and all that,” Savage said. “I can’t really say much on that. He’s a good guy, though.”

It’s a smart play by Savage. Of course the quarterback wants Brown there. But he won’t be helping his own cause if he pressures Brown to show up or otherwise abandon his desire to improve his financial situation.

2 responses to “Coach, quarterback have little to say about Duane Brown

  1. “Smith is handling the contract dispute by claiming there’s no contract dispute. Which will do little to get the contract dispute resolved.”
    A dispute is a disagreement, argument, or debate and therefore takes two sides to engage in inorder for it to be a dispute.
    What we have here is pouting and indifference.

  2. Zero sympathy for someone who is making 9+ million a year on a contract that gave them 12.5 million up front.

    Some clowns think the Texans should just give him what he wants. Why not give everyone a raise and destroy your cap?

    Kam Chancellor and Logan Mankins are 2 good examples. Stay home, lose money, crawl back later.

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