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Bill O'Brien returning to Texans is best for DeShaun Watson

01 January, 2018, 00:23 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Report Texans will fire either Bill O'Brien or Rick Smith after season

Despite the injuries to names like JJ Watt, Deshaun Watson, and Whitney Mercilus that completed turned the season upside down, Bill O'Brien or GM Rick Smith will reportedly get their walking papers once the season is officially over, if a recent report of their relationship proves true.

Houston (4-12) lost its final six games of the season and nine of its last 10, prompting speculation there may be a shake-up in the front office, on the coaching staff or both. He determined his wife and three children now needed him more than football.

Alex Marvez of Sporting News reported Sunday that Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was set to force owner Bob McNair to choose between keeping him or Smith for 2018 and beyond. I am eternally grateful to the McNair family for their unwavering support during this trying time. "I remain committed to our quest to bring a championship to the city of Houston, yet my family needs me now and they are my priority".

Plenty has been out of O'Brien's control this season, who has otherwise produced a largely successful string of seasons for the Texans since taking over prior to the 2014-15 season. "I would love to have Coach O'Brien with me", said Watson earlier this month.


O'Brien has one year remaining on the five-year deal he signed upon leaving Penn State to become a first-time National Football League head coach.

O'Brien is a highly respected coach and QB whisperer who probably has leverage, as he likely wouldn't have much trouble finding another job during an offseason expected to be filled with coaching openings.

The Texans closed out their 2017 campaign with a 22-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

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