It doesn’t seem that long ago that everyone wondered whether Bill O’Brien would coach the Texans in 2018. Now, he has a new contract, with a raise, and a new General Manager — Brian Gaine — who is a close friend.
“I love working here,” O’Brien told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “I like the way we’re set up right now. I really enjoy coaching the players. I say that every year, but it’s true.”
O’Brien has job security, and a chance to have a good team.
“I think this organization’s in a good place right now,” O’Brien said.
Watson threw 19 touchdown passes, an NFL record for a quarterback in his first seven games, before blowing out his right knee in a November 2 practice.
“It’s great for our organization to have that stability at quarterback,” O’Brien said, “and it’s because of Deshaun. He’s a really good guy. He’s a fun guy to coach. He wants to be challenged. He wants to constantly improve. He loves the game. He loves coming in every day and going to work. I love his mindset and approach to things.”
O’Brien and the Texans indeed appear to be in a “good place” for this season and beyond.