AFC South Notes: O’Brien, Titans, Khan

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien had a lot of good things to say about his new additions to the coaching staff. Since the end of the season, the organization has added special-teams coordinator Larry Izzo, receivers coach Sean Ryan and defensive line coach Anthony Weaver.

“Larry came highly recommended to me from a number of people,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “When we brought him in to interview, I thought he did an excellent job. He was able to really articulate really his plan for special teams and how he saw things.

“He had studied our tape. He kind of knew what we were doing. I was very impressed with him. I had known him as a player. I had never coached with him. I think he’s going to be a good addition to our staff.”

Check out the link to see what O’Brien also had to say about Ryan, the former Giants receivers coach, and Weaver, the former Browns defensive line coach. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some more notes from around the AFC South…

  • The Titans will have some interesting decisions to make with the top overall pick in the draft, writes Jim Wyatt of The writer currently opines that the team should look to trade the pick for extra assets, although he notes that that’s easier said than done.
  • Wyatt writes that the team could use help on the offensive line and at running back, although the writer wouldn’t be a fan of signing Ray Rice. Wyatt also points to the secondary and linebackers as areas that could use some reinforcement.
  • At the Jaguars‘ State of the Franchise meeting, owner Shad Khan was adamant that the franchise will be staying in Jacksonville. “This is a community that has supported this franchise faithfully and impressively for over two decades,” he said (via Ryan O’Halloran of “And we don’t want to just exist here, we want to flourish here.”
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  1. mrpadre19

    Shad Khan is the best owner in the NFL!
    Jacksonville us so lucky to have him.
    But the fans are pretty great themselves…..they’ve supported that team despite all the losses for a decade.The excitement is going to be incredible when this team fixes the defense and starts winning again…….which is about to happen.
    Hop on the wagon now people…..there’s still plenty of room!

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