Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien knows what it’s like to be unsettled at the quarterback position and how much it can derail your process not having a franchise quarterback under center.
The Texans have trotted out a number of quarterbacks during O’Brien’s tenure, including names such as Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, Tom Savage, Brock Osweiler, and T.J Yates, among others.
O’Brien now has Deshaun Watson and says that there is no price too high for a team to land their franchise signal caller.
“I don’t think you can quantify how important it is,” O’Brien stated during an appearance on Good Morning Football. “It’s so important. That position on any team carries the dreams, the hopes, of the organization. When you have a guy who you feel can do those things, can be a great go off the field for you, obviously be great on the field for you, has a passion for being a great teammate, trying to get better every single day, obviously has the talent to play at the highest level, that means a lot to your organization.”
“It’s the hardest position in football to evaluate. Very, very difficult to evaluate, O’Brien continued.
“When you look at them in college, you’re not sure exactly what maybe their coach is telling them in that system. When you interview them, you’re trying to teach them some things that maybe you’ll do with them, see how they pick that up.
You just have to do the best job you can of spending time with the person, with making sure that you know everything you can know about that person. And when you feel it in your gut, and your organization feels it, then you go ahead and make that pick. But it’s a very, very important position on any team in the NFL.”
Broncos Hire Ed Donatell As Defensive Coordinator
Donatell coach under Fangio led defense s from 2011 through 2018 as defensive back coach. So the two are definitely know each other well. Donatell has been a defensive coordinator in the league before running, the Packers defense from 2000-2003 and in the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-2006.
Browns Targeting Chuck Pagano for Defensive Coordinator
With Freddie Kitchens officially at the helm as head coach, the Cleveland Browns are now focusing on his building his staff.
Pagano had interviewed for head coaching vacancies this offseason, and is drawing interest as a defensive coordinator for the New York Jets.
The report goes on to say that Kitchens is really interested in adding Pagano to his staff.
Texans’ Demaryius Thomas Wants To Continue Playing Career
“My main priority right now is getting back healthy. I can still play, man. I’m not thinking about retirement. I just don’t know where it will be,” Thomas said, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
“I told them I would love to finish my career here, but we’ll see…This is what we have to deal with as players and guys in the locker room. I hope my appearance and being around the guys and talking to a couple of guys helped. I don’t want to say I helped that much play-wise, but leadership-wise, I think I helped.”
Thomas played in 7 games for the Texans following the trade, and caught 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
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