On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 27, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360 TV Show Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.
  • Tue., Aug. 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon pres. by Amegy Bank of Texas

    The Houston Texans Team Luncheon is set for Tuesday, August 30 from noon – 2pm with the entire Texans team.  Hear from Head Coach Bill O’Brien and top Texans players as they prepare for the 2016 season!

    Table/Ticket Info - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/team-luncheon.html

  • Sat., Sep. 03, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360 TV Show Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Back To Football Fan Fest

    Football season is officially back! Come kickoff the season with us at our new Back to Football Fan Fest at CITYCENTRE Plaza (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Sunday, September 4 from 1pm - 3pm!  Bring the entire family for this FREE event and join Houston Texans Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and TORO! We'll also have live music, autograph signings, interactive games, and Texans giveaways so don't miss out! 

    Info - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/fanfest.html

  • Fri., Sep. 09, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Fuddruckers

    Friday, September 9
    Noon-1pm – Fuddruckers, 2400B South MacGregor Way, Houston, TX 77021

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE classic shake (1/person) for this hour at any area Fuddruckers

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Sep. 10, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360 TV Show Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.
  • Fri., Sep. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, September 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 6060 Long Dr., Houston, TX 77087

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Fri., Sep. 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, September 30
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Parkway, Houston, TX 77060

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sun., Oct. 09, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk pres. by H-E-B

    The 2016 Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital are Sunday, October 9 at NRG Park.  Both races included a race t-shirt, interactive water stops, entry into the post-race party and finish on the floor of NRG Stadium.  Be sure to secure your spot today at HoustonTexans.com before the race sells out! 

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/houston-texans-foundation/ROTB-H.html

  • Fri., Oct. 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Fuddruckers

    Friday, October 14
    Noon-1pm – Fuddruckers, TBD

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE classic shake (1/person) for this hour at any area Fuddruckers

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

News

Print
RSS

Empty Notebook: Bill O'Brien press conference

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Bill O'Brien's spoke about many topics during and after Friday's press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Here’s what we learned from Bill O’Brien in Friday’s press conference at Friday’s NFL Scouting Combine.

-The first selection in the draft has not been narrowed down to the top four or five picks.

-All three of the quarterbacks on the current roster, Matt Schaub, Case Keenum, and T.J. Yates, have met with O’Brien. Evaluation is difficult because of the league’s restrictions.

-Key dates are April 7, when players can begin working with strength coaches and April 28 when coaches can work with them.

-O'Brien enjoyed going through the draft process while coaching in New England.

-He does not compare draft prospects or quarterbacks to Tom Brady because "guys like Tom Brady don't come along very often."

-O'Brien has been around quarterbacks that were 6-feet-5 and 5-10. Both types were successful in what his team did offensively. O'Brien is not just looking at height, but the best fit for the team, the roster, the organization.

-On quarterback measurables, height not as important as how stoutly a quarterback is built and his durability.

-Bill Belichick has taught O’Brien a lot, from a lot from how to prepare for a game, evaluating the roster, and getting ready for the draft.

-“We are looking at all the tackles,” O’Brien said. “The tackles our team, the tackles in free agency, the tackles in the draft. That is a very important position on your football team.”

-What makes a player a good fit for the team, according to O’Brien, is the following: “being coachable, being really good teammates and understanding that when they leave the building that they represent the organization.”

-O’Brien spoke with his former coach George O’Leary just once when the Central Florida coach congratulated him on accepting the Texans head coaching position. He has not spoken with him since about quarterback Blake Bortles.

After the press conference, O’Brien addressed a smaller group outside. The following are notes from that appearance.

-O’Brien had just a brief, introductory conversation with Arian Foster. He is aware of Foster's progress from back surgery through meetings with team physicians.

-Antonio Smith is a tough, smart player who has earned O’Brien’s respect with his accomplishments and ability to be a good teammate.

-One of the most important traits a quarterback can have is hand size because of the importance of grip, especially in cold-weather games.

-Individual posters and accolades were taken down around Reliant Stadium. While veterans’ accomplishments are important, players win and lose as a team.

-No offensive coordinator means quarterbacks coach George Godsey will play “a big role” on offense. His path may mirror O’Brien’s at Penn State, according to the head coach.

-O’Brien said Case Keenum was “Competetive, athletic, smart, good team guy” but did not say whether or not he would be an NFL starter next year. When asked, O'Brien said, "We'll see."

-O’Brien was not concerned with comments by Johnny Manziel saying the Texans might regret not drafting him. “I think it’s a free country,” O’Brien said. “I think he can say whatever he wants to say. I’ve enjoyed watching him on film.”

Twitter.com/DeepSlant


Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News