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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:51:57 -0700
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien named QB Ryan Fitzpatrick as the team's starting quarterback Tuesday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick should be considered a mid-range backup and a bye-week replacement at best. His value will take a hit if the Andre Johnson situation is not resolved.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:58:36 -0700
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien named OT Derek Newton the team's starting right tackle Friday, June 13.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:36:15 -0700
Houston Texans KR Keshawn Martin will have some competition for the kick returning job this season, which is what new coach Bill O'Brien wanted. "Preseason is when we really have to get a true evaluation of the guys who are back there and who is going to return punts, who are going to be the kickoff return guys, and who will be the emergency guys if something happens to the starters." O'Brien said.
Fri, 30 May 2014 09:18:53 -0700
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates said the team has been studying old New England Patriots film during quarterback meetings. New head coach Bill O'Brien was an assistant coach with the Patriots from 2007 to 2011. "Obviously watch a lot of Patriots film and seeing how they do it," Yates said. "We're trying to mimic them right now." O'Brien has also been speeding up the tempo of the team's practices since taking over.
Thu, 29 May 2014 08:01:21 -0700
Houston Texas WR DeAndre Hopkins has admitted that he's struggling to pick up the new offense under head coach Bill O'Brien as well as connect with the new group of quarterbacks.
Fantasy Tip: The second-year snare has all the tools to take a step forward but has a situation similar to a rookie's. He's a fine speculation as a low-end WR3 in fantasy drafts, but it may take a bit for him to start going in the 2014 season.
Thu, 22 May 2014 11:39:38 -0700
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith have been in contact with WR Andre Johnson to try to ease his concerns and get him to show up to offseason activities. The team can not trade him.
Sat, 17 May 2014 07:25:38 -0700
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said QB Tom Savage got off to a good start in the team's rookie minicamp Friday, May 17. "He went out there (Friday) and had a decent start to what hopefully is a long career for him," said O'Brien.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:22:31 -0700
Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith, head coach Bill O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel attended the South Carolina Pro Day Wednesday, April 2, to watch DE Jadeveon Clowney work out.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:54:28 -0700
Houston Texans QB Bill O'Brien said he does not see a lot of difference when he evaluates Central Florida QB Blake Bortles, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel. O'Brien said there are 10 to 12 good quarterbacks he will need to evaluate from this draft class.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:36:35 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien attended the University of Pittsburgh's Pro Day Monday, March 3.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:12:38 -0800
The Houston Texans are not expected to hire an offensive coordinator because head coach Bill O'Brien will call the offensive plays. O'Brien will work closely with quarterbacks coach George Godsey on the offense.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:20:37 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will call the offensive plays for the team in 2014.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:32:20 -0800
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he expects the team to improve immediately under head coach Bill O'Brien. "We know that he is going to come in here, and we expect to see great things happen immediately," McNair said.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:30:32 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien did not say what offensive and defensive schemes the team will be using next season.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:55:06 -0800
The Houston Texans have agreed to an undisclosed five-year deal with new head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien was an assistant for the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2011 and was the offensive coordinator for the team when they lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. It's unknown if interim head coach Wade Phillips will be retained by O'Brien.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:27:31 -0800
The Houston Texans reached an agreement late Tuesday, Dec. 31, with Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien to become head coach of the Texans, according to sources. O'Brien is expected to be announced as their head coach by Saturday, Jan. 4, according to the source.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:27:30 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans remain focused on Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching vacancy, and a deal is likely to come together in the next day or two. If O'Brien is hired, he might reach out to San Francisco 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to serve as defensive coordinator.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:59:01 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have reached out to Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien regarding their head coaching position.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:51:49 -0800
The Houston Texans are hoping to hire Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien as their next head coach as soon as possible, according to owner Bob McNair. The Texans don't want to risk losing O'Brien to the other teams that dismissed their head coaches Monday, Dec. 30. Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith and interim head coach Wade Phillips have already been interviewed.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:28:40 -0800
The Cleveland Browns could show interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching vacancy. However, O'Brien had a "very rocky interview experience there a year ago."
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:09:40 -0800
The Detroit Lions could show interest in head coach Bill O'Brien (Penn State) if he does not get the job with the Houston Texans.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:25:00 -0800
The Houston Texans are believed to be close to hiring Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching position and a deal is expected to be made in the next 24 hours.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:24:52 -0800
Penn State University is ready to make a strong push to hire Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano if current head coach Bill O'Brien leaves for the NFL.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:03:51 -0800
Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien appears to be the overwhelming favorite to be hired as the Houston Texans new head coach. The two sides are working on a contract that could be agreed to by next week. The Texans have a short list of alternatives in case their talks with O'Brien break down.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:23:04 -0800
The Houston Texans will interview Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching position. It is believed O'Brien is one of the Texans' top candidates for the job.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:13:01 -0800
Some NFL teams that will be looking for a new head coach believe there is a real chance that Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien will leave to become a head coach in the NFL.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:37:42 -0800
Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is getting interest as an NFL head coaching candidate, with one team already reaching out to him.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:07:08 -0800
Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reportedly interviewed for the Houston Texans' head coaching position Monday, Dec. 16, according to a source informed of the meeting. Smith is a native Texan. Other candidates for the job include interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:24:58 -0800
The Washington Redskins could show interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien if they decide to fire head coach Mike Shanahan.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 07:41:16 -0800
Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is getting interest in NFL head coaching jobs. Both the Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans have reached out to O'Brien.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:57:59 -0800
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is believed to have interest in interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, Stanford head coach David Shaw and Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for the team's head coaching position.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:47:55 -0800
Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien will not interview for any more NFL head coaching positions and will remain at Penn State.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:04:48 -0800
The Cleveland Browns interviewed Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching position earlier this week.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:34:32 -0800
Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is high on the Cleveland Browns' list of coaching candidates.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:57:35 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles are believed to be interested in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching position.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:09:45 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching vacancy, according to professional and college sources.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 06:12:04 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals plan to interview Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien, with Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie in particular very intrigued.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:57:59 -0800
The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles have shown an interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:09:57 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles could show interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien as a possible head coaching candidate.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:05:42 -0800
University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien are expected to receive interest from teams looking for a new head coach this offseason.
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:54:36 -0800
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is expected to stay with the team until their playoffs are over before leaving to go to Penn State.
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:20:01 -0800
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will leave the team to become the head coach at Penn State University.
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:43:57 -0800
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien interviewed for the head coaching position at Penn State Thursday, Jan. 5, and will continue to meet with the university Friday, Jan. 6.
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 07:10:44 -0800
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is planning to meet with Penn State Thursday, Jan. 5, regarding the school's head coaching position, according to a source familiar with the process.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 15:24:24 -0800
The Jacksonville Jaguars have received permission to interview New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien for their vacant head coaching position.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 11:00:38 -0800
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is considered the leading candidate for the Penn State head coaching position and the two sides is expected to meet this week to work on a contract.
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:21:19 -0800
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has emerged as a head coaching candidate, according to league sources, and is expected to receive overtures to interview with teams.
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:49:42 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs have considered removing the interim tag from interim head coach Romeo Crennel this offseason and also hiring an offensive coach to be the next in line for the head coaching job. St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien could be candidates if the team decides to use this plan.
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:36:54 -0800
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is expected to receive interview requests for head coaching openings once the season is over. His contract expires at the end of the season but may consider staying with team if he does not get a head coaching job because he likes working with head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady. It is also believed Penn State sees O'Brien as a candidate for their head coaching job.
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:46:45 -0800
The New England Patriots have named quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien as their offensive coordinator, reports Patriots.com. O'Brien will remain the team's quarterback as well.