Deandre Hopkins, Bill O'brien, Villa Brian discussed on The Lead
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The idea tree, the Hopkins while just on its face is an unlikable move and they decided you know you can't afford deandre Hopkins, which is what Bill Grant said the training is not so unreasonable. It's what they got back to return I'm pretty surprised. Obviously, David Johnson really hasn't had much of an impact in. Arizona. In recent memory and Deandre Hopkins has in Houston. So I think you're Hopkins says quite a few more good years and could justify the big salary and extension is GonNa get it from the cardinals and I, have my doubts that David Johnson will have a resurgence in Houston thirty is seemingly declining is average three point seven yards per carry the past two seasons. I think the reaction National League ride is that like every GM should call Bill Bryant and see if they can get jj Y for a fifth round pick like that. Maybe you'll try to Shawn Watson crazy is gonNA happen like. Watson's not gonNA WANNA sign a contract extension all those things but it has created this kind of aura. This idea that you know anything on the tape when it comes to this team because really they are a lot of ways defying the conventional views what is value in this league? While there's also been a lot of talk that this trade went down because of a personality clash between O'Brien and his star receiver. I was a bit of a power struggle there because Bill O'Brien thought coach O'Brien thought he had too much influence over the locker room. You know he got into talking about the Andre Hopkins Deandre. Hopkins. Has a few kids and from different women and he said, you know he told the Andre He Doesn't like that he has his baby mamas around sometimes and from that I think the relationship just went back and thus Gander Hopkins's on the record with us is saying you know I had no relationship with Villa Brian there's a very obvious ill-will in between the two guys and I think that that definitely was a driving force and it kind of adds to this narrative again of why people are upset with Bill Ryan the personality. As, much as the trade itself because this is now the second year in a row where he has parted ways with a really talented player and traded him for less than the perceived value and cloudy being the other and so now you get basically pennies on the dollar back for this guy who's going to go and instantly when we look at this from Seattle's perspective, it's amazing when a player that Houston might not be sure. Of all the sudden goes to a team like the Seahawks we look at their Oh yeah. This helps them a lot. They'll be one of the favourite and that's another deal work. The contract demands is one thing but it comes to be question of the guy not fitting into this team Culture Bill Ryan is choosing to establish and if so what is that culture really do towards winning is actually aiding and building a better football to. We've all seen Bill O'Brien's TV personality loved the ninety guys we have the group of guys the way you come to work but like today Jay Joe, he's busting my balls because he's looking for juice from me that we're some juice from you guys like how about you guys bring some juice in fact today you know what I want. I want the coaches to just coach individual and then just shut the door and let these guys play. What is he liked to deal With he can't be that kind of graph that you see in those moments you know there's kind of an infamous clip of him after one of their AFC south championships were reporters question begins by saying you know it wasn't necessarily the prettiest thing bill. Obviously, it wasn't the prettiest of games doesn't matter. Brian but AFC south champions two years in a row. Brian Yeah. But you guys are back in doesn't matter what it looked like back in the playoffs looking forward to the playoffs. In. But you know he he isn't just that sort of guy I mean deal the mammals every day during the season and he respects question kind of feels like there was some thought put into it. He can. He can give a thoughtful answer and but I think that that one version of them that wants persona that has built up through those press conference tirades or those those hard knock moments, and then also these traits all aided in this kind of vision of him as as this guy is kind of operating Solo and has just totally unreasonable and we'll blow of anyone and. The truth is somewhere in the middle well bill. O'Brien is also on a very short list of NFL coaches who also hold the title of General. Manager how did he end up in this rare position of power before I started covering the team had reported friction with General Manager Rick. Smith had been over at the team a long time and ultimately Rick Smith wasn't fired he. He stepped away to care for his wife have breast cancer and and it was supposed to be leave absence but he you know he never retard they brought in another general manager, Brian Gain who was kind of viewed as a O'Brien's Guy They signed matching deals that their contracts with run concurrent to one another lasting say amount of time and Brian game only lasted a season before he was fired really big story not only big news but also they.