Texans’ Bill O’Brien: I Will Not Quit

Over the weekend, it was reported that Bill O’Brien and the Texans could be headed for a split. This may be the end of the line for the head coach and the organization, but it won’t come via O’Brien leaving the team.

I will never quit as the head coach of the Houston Texans,” O’Brien said Monday, one day after the Texans lost 45-7 to the Jaguars (via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle). “I’m not a quitter. I was raised in a family that believes in family, faith, education, never quitting.”

It has been said that GM Rick Smith has a rocky relationship with O’Brien, which could lead to a coaching shakeup after the season is through. The Texans would position themselves as one of the most desirable coaching vacancies in the league thanks to the presence of quarterback Deshaun Watson and a talented front seven led by J.J. Watt. O’Brien, meanwhile, would be a leading candidate for other positions. The Texans are 4-10, but O’Brien can hardly be held responsible for that record given the season-ending injuries to Watson, Watt, linebacker Whitney Mercilus, rookie running back Dont’a Foreman, and other key contributors.

O’Brien has one year left on his five-year deal.

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11 comments on “Texans’ Bill O’Brien: I Will Not Quit

  1. froghorn

    Rick Smith is the one who needs to go. His draft record beyond the first round has been dismal for years.

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    • MattyWil

      Still has a pretty good team when healthy, as someone who doesn’t care about the Texans I think they both need to and deserve to return for at least a year.

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  2. Whateverworks77

    I wouldnt quit on a multi million per year job either….of course, my name isnt Kenny Britt….and I didnt get a 10 million bonus either

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  3. madmanTX

    I only blame the organization for giving up their season after losing Watson by handing the ball back to Savage and getting the worst free agent QBs they could find instead of trying out Kap.

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  4. jmi1950

    Watson looked great with this coaching staff. If they fire O’B and Watson regresses next year, then what?

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  5. ScruffyTheJanitor

    As a Colts fan, let me say: I would take him in a heartbeat.

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  6. ldfanatic

    If the Titans don’t get McDaniels, I’d take O’Brien.

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