Bill O’Brien: Texans have a lot to fix

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien was not pleased with the beatdown his team took in Kansas City to start the 2020 NFL season on Thursday night.

O’Brien said after the game that the Texans’ performance was disappointing and needs to be better.

There’s a lot to fix,” O’Brien said, via the Houston Chronicle. “We have a long way to go here obviously. We had trouble stopping the run. Our defense could not get off the field, so we got down. We have to improve very quickly this week.”

The Texans have now played two straight games against the Chiefs, last night and in last season’s divisional playoff round, and they’ve lost those two games by a combined score of 85-51. A playoff rematch between these two teams would not be surprising, but O’Brien is right that the Texans have to fix a lot to compete with an elite team like the Chiefs.

50 responses to “Bill O’Brien: Texans have a lot to fix

  1. Well staying in the locker room was better than other forms of protest that people find disrespectful so they got 1 thing right last night

  2. Starting with getting rid of you. What a idiotic idea to give a bad coach like you complete power in the organization.

  3. Same song and dance after every loss. Houston needs a real coach and a GM who can manage the roster properly. Honestly, how many GMs can trade away both Jadeveon Clowney and Deandre Hopkins without receiving a single first round pick in return between the two?

  4. The Texans are a poorly run team. It’s looking like a loosing season.
    I don’t see a turn around until after O’Brien is gone.

  5. If the Texans would have prepared more for the game and less about the National Anthem circus the game may have been more competitive

  6. If there was anything positive for Houston coming out of this game, it was the play of David Johnson. He looked like the Johnson of 2016.

  7. At what moment during the game did Bill O’Brien think that the idea of WRs Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks looked great on paper, but not so much on the field. And did the thought of trading for DeAndre Hopkins cross his mind?

  8. Another “not ready to play” loss for the Texans! They have enough talent to compete but incompetent coaching continues to hold them back.

  9. Didn’t watch the start of the game watched about 5 mins total from what I read after the comments were all the same the game was extremely boring. The NFL would have been better off cancelling the season.

  10. youre right Bill! your squad looked like a high school JV team for most of the night! Its frustrating as a football fan because Watson is such a superstar and be deserves better

  11. Signing Deshaun Watson to a monster contract before seeing him play without Deandre Hopkins was ill-advised.

  12. I thought the Texans looked good for a team with a head coach and general manager with very limited ability!

  13. Everybody’s comments on here are spot on, but the Head Coach isn’t the only problem, the ownership with this Team is the Main Issue because they let him become General Manager. Their too cheap to pay for a good one. Plus, they let O’Brien get rid of Clowney and DHop because he didn’t like them as people and their work habits. But he still should have gotten at least 2 or 3 #1’s for both.

  14. David Johnson had a nice game so that trade at least isn’t looking … well, actually it’s still looking dumb.

  15. “A playoff rematch between these two teams would not be surprising”

    Yes it would.
    Texans aren’t making the playoffs.

  16. O’Brien was only concerned about feeding the ball to David Johnson to try and make that deal not look so bad. Go back and watch the last two minutes of the first half. With 130 left he was running the ball. What a joke.

  17. Everyone screaming about the Hopkins trade…HOU wanted/needed to get an extension done for Watson. Sucks losing Hopkins, but Johnson is no slouch (if healthy) and they still have a good WR corp with Cooks, Fuller, Stills and Cobb.

    Give it some time.

  18. They look alot like that team in Dallas. All kinds of talent that doesn’t translate to wins.

    If they don’t get better quick, they will not be in the playoffs.

  19. bob3339 says:
    September 11, 2020 at 10:41 am
    Everyone screaming about the Hopkins trade…HOU wanted/needed to get an extension done for Watson. Sucks losing Hopkins, but Johnson is no slouch (if healthy) and they still have a good WR corp with Cooks, Fuller, Stills and Cobb.

    Give it some time.
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    Cooks, Stills and Cobb… combined for 4 catches on 10 targets for 43 yards and 0 TDs. It would’ve been better to see Watt go in a trade to free up money for the Watson deal. Watt has missed as many games as he has played over the last 4 seasons. Last night, he had 0 sacks and 8 people on the defense had more tackles. That’s almost the entire defense with more tackles. Give it time? Yeah, I’m sure the Chiefs need time as well.

  20. You can’t fix the bad coaching and the underwhelming QB effort (he has no excuse for being so awful). This clown is just another Dakota – not improving despite his tenure and demanding to be paid like he can win games.

  21. Last night is a prime example of why BOB shouldn’t be a coach and a GM. If the reason they let Hopkins go is to fund Watson’s raise, he’d not a good GM. Brett Veech found a way to pay Mahomes and the rest of the crew, with the same salary cap. It can be done. If you’re smart enough

  22. “A playoff rematch between these two teams would not be surprising”
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    Unless the NFL expands the playoffs so everybody with 5+ wins makes it I’m not seeing how the Texans are going to get in.

  23. Everyone was always saying the same things about Andy Reid that they’re now saying about Bill O’Brien. Andy always won a lot of games, but never had a HOF QB, so he usually lost in the playoffs to a better QB. Now Andy finally has the best QB and suddenly he’s a better coach? C’mon now. Tell me you’re smarter than that. O’Brien gets more out of his team than most coaches who have average QB’s. Watson gets a ton of hype, but he’s nowhere near a top QB. Going back even farther, Bill Belichick got fired from Cleveland, and wasn’t winning in New England until he got his HOF QB on the field. Reid, O’Brien, and Belichick are all great coaches, but the one with the best QB usually is the best coach (or so they say).

  24. Scary thing for Houston is that the Chiefs without their top 2 cornerbacks still managed to pretty much shutdown the Houston receivers.

  25. charliecharger says:
    September 11, 2020 at 1:26 pm
    Everyone was always saying the same things about Andy Reid that they’re now saying about Bill O’Brien. Andy always won a lot of games, but never had a HOF QB, so he usually lost in the playoffs to a better QB.
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    Reid was a much more successful coach than O’Brien. His regular season record over his first six years was 64-32 compared O’Brien’s 52-44. 7-5 in the playoffs including a Super Bowl appearance compared to O’Brien’s 2-4. None of Reid’s playoff appearances in that span were one and done compared to O’Brien who was 0-1 twice in four playoff years. Maybe O’Brien will turn things around in the future, but comparing their first six years as head coach, Andy Reid was much better than Bill O’Brien.

  26. Do what you’ve always done, get what you’ve always got. O’Brian is a major liability both as GM and head coach. I guess he has a lifetime contract? Good luck with that. I feel for you Texan fans. Your team talent deserves better results.

  27. They just need to fire the GM and Coach. Right Bill OhNoBrien!?

    As a Cardinals fan I love Bill. Any chance we can have Watt for a 12 pack of Pepsi?

  28. “Everyone was always saying the same things about Andy Reid that they’re now saying about Bill O’Brien.”
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    Reid’s Eagle teams were consistently good and went to multiple NFC championship games. O’Brien’s Texans consistently underperform and the talent level has gotten worse the more personnel control he has been given. Pre-Watson they looked to be stacked on D for years to come and ready to take the next step as soon as they got a decent QB. Now, they have the QB but the D is a shell of what it once was and they gave away the best WR in franchise history.

  29. Signing Watson to that huge contract means he needs to step up and carry the team in games like that. Good return on your investment?

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