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"bill obrien" Discussed on The Lead
"Said themselves unusual timing just crazy timing is what it is and we're we're all baffled were scratching our heads going what happened what happened because for the past year he's been the general manager for the last year Bill Brian was ask all the time. How's your relationship with Brian Gain are y'all working well together and they always said, yes, we are working well together but apparently not I'm not saying was that he wasn't good enough for the job. They pursued Nick Caserio from the Patriots Director of player personnel but then the Patriots leveled a tampering charge at the Texans and the Texans dropped the pursuit and Bill Bryant was gonNA takeover in the meantime because just the timing of when they fired the general manager and he's kind of held onto it, and then this past offseason, they finally gave him the the actual title. Well, let's look for a second at Bill O'Brien the coach his team has made the playoffs four out of six years. He's been in charge, but he's also got a reputation for some perplexing in game decision. Step to the. up. Is Denied. Perplexing decisions like you mentioned the most recent one obviously being the fake punt you went against the chiefs that kind of seemingly gave the chiefs all momentum if you just believe momentum. Game obviously the Texans collapsed from their homes with us. Fourth touchdown pass of the quarter. They have come all the way back from twenty four down and taken the lead in the last minute of the second quarter. And butger, it's not easy to win consistently enough out and whatever you want to say about him he has done that. But I think ultimately what kind of preventing him from being viewed by fans here in Houston and beyond that nationally as one of the really really good coaches is that he has not really made the next up. He has a reach the SEC title game he's not going. To receive praise for desk taken the team today, he south championship because he ever legitimate quarterback reallowed you'll think could win a super bowl to Shawn Watson and so when you're doing things that are kind of maximizing the window maximizing his chances, you're gonNA receive more criticism. Now it's all about everything they're doing around him and people are criticizing of those other moves that are happening around to show Watson. And what's Bill O'Brien standing with Deshaun, Watson, and the rest of the team in the Locker Room I. Think the most important thing from the locker is that he still has John Watson support. You might add up, but there's no doubt I love that play hard. dhaka-chittagong want to say you know through other media in the writing, but always on a quarterback. ME. John Lots of when he was asked about O'Brien after the chiefs lost he pretty adamantly supported. necessarily. Mean it's Shawn Watson the super happy with the deandre Hopkins strayed. You know he was really good friends with Hopkins and they want to clumps in dishonor tweeting cryptic rap legs after after the trade. But I don't think he's losing his quarterback. Necessarily I think John Wants to recognize that he needs to be a useful quarterback to be the right sort of leader for the team. He can't really be bagging on the coach and so i. Think he's still has shown a lot support and at the end of the day has probably the most important thing. So it's pretty clear that his personality can cause friction with some people around him and he's made a number of moves that have been widely questioned. How secure is Bill O'Brien's job you know I would say very bill Brian Stores. Three seasons left on his contract and you know he's been given the ability to mortgage draft picks. Trade Away Stars, Texans are all in right now but you feel like they've really compromise the future with some of those moves. Is that what you're saying? Yeah, I definitely do plus I do think it's probably a little rich to pay two first round picks a third round pick to the Miami Dolphins for you know for Laremy Tunsil who has potential to be that like franchise left tackle okay. But he hasn't lived up to his top ten. Pick billing yet, I always get the questions fans of how long to low Ryan's GonNa get fired but the truth is I don't think it's any time. Soon, I mean because at the end of the day, especially with the expanded playoff field, the Texans are gonNA keep prime making the playoffs, Shawn Watson, their quarterback in staying healthy, and that's hard to fire guy is gonNA keep making the playoffs and Bill Brian is talking to reporters the series said. He recognizes that these things are heavily criticized. We definitely have to coach better. Than we didn't do enough. To put our guys in good good enough positions to make place. We got it. We definitely have to. Do, a better, job coaching do you can tell them kind of his answers that he knows that he has very high approval rating right now but he's not you know you need years to figure this out to judge this properly, and maybe that's so but I think that on the other end, how realistic is on Sports? How often do we actually exercise years worth of patients to to judge anyone for anything on finally Erin just Bill O'Brien? Have too much power. We'll see in the years to come but right now I would say I mean, he's built a competitive team. He's a good coach and all that but I think at the end of the day it's just never really probably the most productive or efficient way to build a team when you have one guy who's simultaneously looking out for the short and long term needs of the team, and that's not necessarily so much knock on him as it is just it's not really the most functional way of doing. Well. Aaron thank you so much for Brady Dowd becks. You can follow Aaron Reece's coverage of the Houston. Texans. At the Athletic Dot Com. Since this story first aired Bill O'Brien has been fired. An Romeo Cornell has taken over as the interim head coach from wondering athletic I'm can beat the Davidson we'll.
"bill obrien" 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.
"bill obrien" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"And then I think a know the offense is the offense, you know, you're missing Stephon Diggs who is limited up in Buffalo right now, but you have Adam thielen who's a very established Great Wide Receiver one and then you have just in Jefferson who's Jose these flashes of being really really good, but it's it's in his rookie season, you know, it's really difficult to break out as a rookie wide receiver. So I think that you know, right now it's fascinating Dalvin cook is still a very good place here Kirk Cousins is Kirk Cousins, I think like right now they're in this weird transitional kind of phase where they have some new blood in there and at the same time like they're just trying to figure out and they the big game Thing is they don't have a defense to rely upon like they have in previous years cuz sometimes they can score 16 points and win the football game. I feel like now that they don't have a defense it basically forces almost every game to be into a shootout which is a disadvantage for that offense cuz that's not how they operate. They operate really well with given Dalvin cook the ball and you know and Kirk Cousins doing things when he has to do things. But as even last year we showed you know against the Packers on Sunday Night Football if you make the game go into Kirk Cousins hands, that's not you don't have a great chance of winning the game newest. I think I have two thoughts of a Minnesota. Number one. They really wish they had Xavier Rhodes. He went to the cold. I watched them play against Nick Foles on on Sunday played really? Well. I mean, I really he knocked a bunch of passes away. Go ahead. He's fascinated with because like Packers fans used to say all the time like roads are open because like literally would destroy them. We would destroy Xavier Rhodes like very so much tape of Aaron Rodgers destroying Xavier Rudd. And I just think it's hysterical that like he goes to the Colts as having like this Resurgence and it's kind of like Eric Ebron from a few years ago, like leaving the Lions not doing anything and then making the Pro Bowl the first time he's with the Colts the Colts just take like banished NFC North players and rejuvenate their careers for like a year or two. You're not wrong. I mean, they they're happy to have them there. He's playing really well. I I also it's disappointing with Minnesota because you would believe that going into this point in Kirk Cousins contract. They'd be a Super Bowl Contender and they're not that feels like a mass of L to me. Zach you just repeat that. I'm almost there. I'm like, I'm right behind how much how much was 84 million dollars and then they gave him how much was the extension like sixty?.
"bill obrien" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Imagine if you play The Courtland Sutton like off if you didn't have Brett Rypien throw them. I know I know what's your background man? How did you start doing YouTube? I'm so curious about that. Yeah, so I kind of always knew I wanted to work in sports, but I was really going the sports business route throughout College. I went to University of Saint Thomas. I'll I'll read the took off Emoji here next to me us where that where the team. I don't know if you remember the article that the D3 team that got kicked out of their own conference for winning too much. That's right. Okay, that was fun. So I was down there. I was in charge of the the sports Business Club. I did internships for local baseball teams will still with the Timberwolves on the business side, and I was like honestly dead. Not digging this like if I'm going to sell sell something or do marketing. I'd rather make a bunch more money and have better hours and do it somewhere else. Yeah, but I didn't want to give up on doing sports at home. So I just went completely out of the sports business realm and I applied for PFF online got that job. And then I started my YouTube channel is like a little Pet Project cuz I had like I said the the Madden roster and that that roster was a great source for me to start YouTube because it was a a way to mark my channel cuz it has a little description on there. It's going to be like Yep. This is my ratings. If you want me to talk about them go to YouTube is that simple and then I just really enjoy doing that and thought it was almost exclusively mad and stuff and then the draft season rolled around cuz I started that in the fall and the draft season rolled around I started talking some mock drafts and stuff and those started doing job. And I was like, wow, this is actually kind of working. So I I really doubled down the next fall. I took a job doing valet. So I had money for rent and I was just like I'm going to really dead girl pedal-to-the-metal on YouTube and PFF and that was one of the most busy years. Well now pretty damn busy too. But that was just crazy how much time I put into office in film and making sure that I was as intelligent as I could be because if you don't really know what you're talking about, you're not going to stand out and that's just slowly grown and out of had a lot of help from whether it's subscribers or friends and family and just kind of stayed with it. And here we are kudos to you man. The way the initial growth. When you're first starting off is so hard because you're usually doing something else like I was in College full-time. I had a full-time second job. I also had a part-time job doing college football games and trying to make content on the site sucks. What it's like to do give all this other stuff going on what you're trying to do this thing. Like this is what I really want to do is make content and you can't yet and it was so frustrating. But when once you finally get over the hump, you're like, I'm afraid it's so amazing. Yeah, I always tell people the first the first hundred subscribers are easily the hardest. Yeah. Oh absolutely and then you gotta keep going after that. Right? It's just it's cool man. I'm happy for you. I really like you..
"bill obrien" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Veterans because you just moved so well and I think he is I mean honestly mentally as far as you know decision making and processing he's right there with with Matt Ryan and he's potentially ahead of time with Tom Brady is doing inside the new scheme who he's Brady has been far from perfect as far as his decision-making. So yeah, I just look like when I really sat there and asked You know in a vacuum in a vacuum. What quarterback do I want to help me win a game on Sunday? And he was the 16th at that came up on my list. I love that. I think actually totally makes sense. Especially when you consider that it's more mobile than other guys like Matt Ryan or Tom Brady and that's kind of one of those fun things where you go down. I do this with the Cardinals when I picked their their season, I looked at their schedule went through the list counted up on my gosh. There are twelve and four pack is like I'm going to be wrong on that but my point is it's fun when you go through a process and are surprised by the results, but you trust your process they get there that make sense actually. Yeah, that's awesome. How about Justin Herbert? What do you make of his first couple of weeks off? Yeah. So I and I know you weren't you weren't a Herbert guy. Either know I was very far on that end of the spectrum as well. I had a second-round grade on him and I want as far as comparing him to Paxton Lynch at the end of the draft process and I said his like his ceiling would be a Jared Goff where if he has a good structure around him. He can play and Rhythm he dead. Can be accurate I just don't trust him to become that kind of Next Level quarterback and he's out the gate really exceeding my expectations at a few things for for one off. His arm has been as good as advertised. And as low as I was on Herbert some people disagree with me when I said that the second he gets drafted he's going to be top four top 5 arm talents in the NFL cuz he just he really does happen that close to like Josh Allen Mahomes Rogers arm which which if used correctly can be lethal as we saw last week, especially but what what he's done is he's been dead more consistent with his accuracy, which has surprised me he at Oregon in my opinion had you know, eighty 90% of his throws were great and they looked awesome. But then that 10% of his throws would just totally get are mailed know. We're in the right vicinity and I don't I haven't seen that show up quite yet in his first three starts..
"bill obrien" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"It was wage other than raw arm Talent. This guy has a top-10 really, you know trade at everywhere you look whether it's processor decision-making in and out of rhythm ability to sense pressure and extend place is accuracy. He has a whole package and it's not like his bad arm. I think his arm is comprable to like Tom Brady. So I mean what I said coming out of LSU and and I was actually slow to the Dead. Libero because of what he had shown before that, but once once I watched his every through throw him and I was like this guy doesn't make mistakes. He is Flawless unlike any rookie prospect that I've ever thought for sure. And then we see three games. He's surrounded by the worst offensive line. His Playmakers. Actually aren't that good? AJ Green hasn't been that good. Tyler Boyd is is been all right, but John Ross is dropping balls off a couple of weeks and he's showing all of the same stuff. He showed a college which is to me already Elite pocket presence Elite processing like ability to read defenses. He doesn't make mistakes his two interceptions are not really on him. And I just I'm ready and when you compare it to like Josh Allen the problem with him is he had problems come out of college. The last five years is our problems. So it's it's kind of an inverse sample size argument because yes, Josh Allen has been great for three weeks. But we also have a large sample size of him in his last 20 games of having birth. So that that was kind of where the big argument came in on that and then it put him over like Matt Ryan Tom Brady Drew Brees that kind of stuff. You know, that's fine. Those guys have established records. I'm just really like what borough is doing in and out of structure right now. He is just incredible. I think what's interesting about Joe burrow and everyone talks about his weapons. AJ Green has not been the same this year off and you talked about you said it sounds you can pick them up or Matt Ryan Drew Brees Tom Brady. I would actually agree with that breeze. Especially I love debris is one of my favorite people growing up. He's not the same this year. It just obvious watching me and Joe burrow. I love what you said nearly Flawless except for arm strength because well, yeah has a great arm everything else. I mean accuracy Paul location is phenomenal and I do you remember watching him two years ago to LSU how different of a quarterback he was like he was not even NFL quarterback in my opinion two years ago, right? Yeah. He was he was, you know, totally buried I had him like, you know, just as a note off. QB 15 QB 16. Yeah, and yeah slower than like an AJ McCarron would be by the way to like literally that low, right? Yeah. Yeah almost no difference between those types of places. Yeah. It was it was just insane what whatever clicks for him man..
"bill obrien" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Did anybody watch the Chiefs and Patriots game on Monday Night Football. I that kind of the funniest part. Was that the CBS broadcasters and we are so lucky. I love Jim Nantz. I love Tony Romo. I think they are the best broadcasting pair in football. I love any time I can watch Jim Nantz and Tony Romo. I get so happy because I genuinely think they are the best Broadway in football. They're so much fun to watch. It was funny to watch him keep saying like by the way, there's another game Monday Night Football on ESPN like the Packers the Falcons. I know I'm sure they were obligated to say that I don't know what happened behind the scenes their wage was just funny how many times they pointed out remember you can watch Monday Night Football with ESPN Packers Falcons. I think ESPN was really pissed and they demanded that I don't know just interesting behind-the-scenes stuff. So, The Chiefs beat the Patriots 26 to 10 on Monday night and it was really disappointing because I I don't know that Kansas City won the game so much as the fact that the Patriots lost and here's what I mean by that. First of all the Patriots did not have their starting quarterback Cam Newton. He had a positive covid-19 test month and I mean with Cam Newton the Patriots could have won this game. It's very clear to me that defense played really well. Do not forget Chiefs Patriots Monday Night Football. It was a three-point game in the fourth quarter was 10 to 13 the Patriots losing by three points in this game in the fourth quarter. And a number of miscues were made by the Patriots early on and then in the fourth quarter that caused them to lose by a lot and it's it's kind of it's disappointing. It's frustrating A lot of it was on their quarterback situation. It's one of those things where covid-19 really thrown a wrench into a lot of stuff made the season very unpredictable. But the Patriots here is what happened. They had the ball twice in the red zone and got no points. They had their quarterback Brian Hoyer had a on a third-down. I believe this third-down had a fumble where Thursday West 3rd and 8th and held onto the ball too. Long took a sack. He fumbled the Patriots did not get a field goal attempt. They didn't get any it was really really bad and then later right before half-time Brian Hoyer took another sack where instead of throwing the ball out of the back of the endzone saving time off the clock. Brian Hoyer took a really bad and maybe it wasn't third down that the fumble happened. I honestly don't remember..
"bill obrien" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Ezekiel Elliott is a top-notch money back. He's really really good. It's obvious. It's clear. He runs the ball. Well, he's good in the passing game, but it's also clear to me that Dallas is overpaying Ezekiel Elliott. You may not like to hear that but we have learned especially watching football this year that in today's NFL. You don't need to pay a running back big time money to get big time production. It's just a fact of life in the NFL right now. You may not agree with my philosophy on running backs and that's fine. But hear me out at least number one running backs do not win football games. I remember a couple of years ago. When a rival of the Cowboys and New York Giants drafted saquon Barkley in the NFL draft. I went running back with one of the top picks the top three pick in the NFL and what happened have they been incredibly successful since that happened. They have not received was saquon Barkley the missing thing they needed to win football games know and it's not entirely fair enough framing it in a way, but my point is that ask, New York. And this is the beginning of a lot of stuff. I have to say Le'Veon Bell went to the Jets house. They want a lot since then no saquon Barkley went four and twelve last year with the New York Giants. You need a long way more than a running back to win. My point is running backs are not the key focal thing. You need to win you pay a quarterback you pay a defense then I would not pay a running back. I don't think they have a gigantic impact on whether or not you win both games, but they do help force their let me be clear. Now is Ezekiel Elliott is making around ten point nine million dollars against the salary cap this year in 2020. He will be a 13.7 million dollar cap at next year in a sixteen point five million dollar salary cap hit two years from now. Here's a list of guys who can give you similar production numerically like numbers and stats and not a big fat guy. But here are guys who can do a similar give you similar production to Ezekiel Elliott for way way less money number one James Robinson, I think a bit unfair but he's an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nobody took him coming. That's why I would not hold it against the Cowboys. But hey, he's getting paid $611,000. He's running. Well, he's catching the ball. He's doing everything for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He's really really good job, and they're.
"bill obrien" Discussed on The Lead
"So Erin at the start of this off. The Texans traded all pro receiver de'andre Gins to the cardinals. What was the reaction to this trade? I think people were were stunned. Grew up by the car tour boost. You joke a serious. The idea. Train deandre 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 granted said trading. Him is not reasonable. It's what they got back to return. Pretty surprised obviously. David Johnson really hasn't had much of an impact in Arizona in recent memory. And Jerry Hopkins has in Houston. So I think you're Hopkins says quite a few more good years and could justify the big salary extension is going to get it from the cardinals and I have my doubts that David Johnson will have a resurgence in Houston or he is seemingly declining is average. Three point seven yards per carry the past two seasons. I think the reaction nationally right is that Like every GM should call Bill Bryant and see if they can get. Jj Watt for a fifth round. Pick for light that maybe you'll try shots crazy is going to happen like Watson's not GonNa want to sign a contract extension all 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. Like what is value in this league while and 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. It was a bit of a power struggle there because bill. Brian thought coach. O'brien thought he had too much influence over the locker room. You know he got into talking about the Andre Hopkins. 'cause the Andre Hopkins has a few kids and and from different women. He said he told the Andre doesn't like that. He has his baby mamas around sometimes from that I think the relationship just went bad and thus gender hopkins is on the record with us is saying you know. I had no relationship with bill. O'brien there's a very obvious ill-will 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 Bryant personality as much as the trade itself because this is now the second year in a row where he is parted ways with a really talented player and traded for of less than the perceived value. Today cloudy being the other. And so now you 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 of a 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. The contract demands is one thing but it comes to be a question of is the guy not fitting into this team. Culture Bill Ryan is choosing to establish I if so what is that culture really do towards winning the is it actually aiding building a better football team. 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. 'cause he's looking for juice from me that we're some juice from you guys like how. `Bout you guys bring some juice in fact today you know what I want. I want coaches to just coach individual. And then just shut up and let these guys play. What is he like to deal with? He can't be that kind of gruff person. That you see those moments you know. There's kind of an infamous clip of him after one of their AFC. South Championships were our reporters. Questioned begins by saying 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 yet but you guys are back in the doesn't matter what it looked like back in the playoffs looking forward to the playoffs. Exact go ahead. Sorry but he isn't just that sort guy ideal them almost every day during the season and he respects the question. Kind of feels. There was some to do it he can. He can give a thoughtful answer. But I think that that one version of that wants sort of persona that has built up Through those press conference tirades those eight those hard knock moments and then also these traits is all aided in this kind of vision of him. As as this guy who's kind of operating Solo and and Just totally unreasonable. And we'll blow up in anyone and anything that the truth is always somewhere in the middle. Well Bill O'Brien is also on a very short list of NFL head 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 he had kind of reported friction with General Manager. Rick Smith. Who'd been over at the team along time and ultimately Rick Smith wasn't fired he. He stepped away to care for his wife who have breast cancer and and it was supposed to leave of absence but he never retard they brought in another general manager. Brian gain most viewed as a guy signed matching deals that their contracts with run concurrent to one another lesson at a time and Brian game only lasted a season before he was fired. Really big story not only big news but also. They said themselves unusual. Timing a crazy. Timing is what it is and we're we're all baffled we're scratching our heads going. What happened. What happened because for the past year? He's been the general manager for the last year bill. Brian was asked all the time. How's your relationship with Brian Gain? Are Y'all working well together. And they always say yes. We are working well together but apparently not. I'm not saying you know. Ultimately their evaluation was that he wasn't good enough for the job and they pursued Nick Caserio from the Patriots the director of player personnel but the Patriots leveled a tampering. Charge at the Texans and the Texans dropped the pursuit and Bill Ryan was going to take over in the meantime because just the timing of when they fired the general manager and then he's kind of held onto it and then this past offseason. They finally gave him the the actual title. Well let's look for a second at Bill O'Brien the coach. His team has made the playoffs. Four out of six years. He's been in charge but he's also got a reputation for some perplexing in game decisions by step it to the is he has me these kind of perplexing decisions like you mentioned the most reason one and obviously being the fake punt you went for against the chiefs that I kind of seemingly gave the chiefs all the momentum if you just to believe accessible game and then obviously the Texas collapse from their homes with his fourth touchdown pass of the quarter. They have come all the way back from twenty four down and taking the lead in the last minute of the second quarter and butger. It's not easy to win consistently out and everyone say about him. He has done that but I think ultimately what kind of preventing him from being viewed by fans are in Houston and beyond that naturally as one of the really really good coaches that he has not really been made the next step he has a reach the title game. He's not going to receive praise for does taken. The team today see South Championship because he ever legitimate quarterback allowed. You'll think could win a super bowl Shawn Watson and so when you're doing things that are kind of maximizing the window maximizing his chances you're gonNA receive more criticism now. It's all about everything doing around. Him and people are criticizing lot of those other moves. That are happening around to Shawn Watson. And what's Bill O'Brien standing with Shawn Watson and the rest of the team in the Locker Room? I think the most important thing from the locker room is that he still has John Watson support. You might have. But he's no doubt I love that play. Madonna say whatever you want to say you know through other media the writing but quarterback east. Excuse me it's when he was asked about O'Brien after the chiefs loss. Pretty adamantly supported on means shots in the super happy with deandre Hopkins Straight. He was really good friends with Hopkins and they went to Clemson and deschamp tweeting cryptic rap lyrics after after the trade. But I don't think he's. He's losing his quarterback. Necessarily I think deshaun wants to recognize that. He needs to be a useful quarterback to be the right sort of leader for the team. He can't really be bagging on the coach so I think he still has shown a lot support and at the end of day. Fry The most important thing so it's pretty clear that his personality can cause friction with some people around him and he's made a number of moves that have been widely questioned. How secure is bill? O'brien's job I would say very bill. Brian saw has three seasons left on his contract. And he's been the ability to mortgage draft picks trade away stars. Texans are all in right now but you feel like they've really compromise. The future with some of those moves that what. Yeah I definitely do plus. I think it's probably a little rich to pay. Two first round picks on a third round. Pick to the Miami Dolphins for you know for Laremy Tunsil who has potential to be that like franchise left tackle okay. But he hasn't lived up to his top ten pick. Pick billing yet. I get questions fans of you. Know How long until Ryan's GONNA get fired? But the truth is I don't. I don't think it's any time soon. I mean because at the end of the day especially with the expanded playoff field. The Texans are gonNA keep priming making the playoffs. Shawn Watson is their quarterback and stay healthy and that's hard to fire a guy who's GonNa keep making the playoffs and bill. Brian is talking to reporters this series. Es said Kinda you know. He recognizes that. These are heavily criticized. We definitely have to coach better. Midden we didn't do enough to put our guys in good enough physicians to make place. We got it. We definitely have to do a better job coaching. You can tell them kind of his answers that he knows that he has a very high risk right now but he said you know you need years to figure this out or to judge this properly. And that's so but I think that on the other end. How realistic is on Sports? How often do we actually exercise years worth of patients to to judge anyone on? Finally Aaron Does Bill. O'brien have too much power. We'll see in the years to come but right now I would say yeah I mean. He's built a competitive team. He's a good coach and all that but I think at the end today is just never really probably the most productive or efficient way to build a team when you have one guy used simultaneously looking out for the short and long term needs of the team and that's not necessarily so much a knock on him as it is just that it's not really the most functional way of doing things. Well Aaron thank you so much for breaking this doubt becks. You can follow Aaron Racist Coverage of the Houston Texans at the Athletic Dot Com. 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"bill obrien" Discussed on The Sports Hub 98.5
"Lot of time on the bench specially around draft picks um though bill obrien for some reason thought that he didn't need to start started shawn watson and then uh a half into the sea he said that was with a terrible mistake i have to go to shun watson to shun watson was lights out so i think mr bisky said on the bench a few weeks and he came out and he was pretty impressive so i i think whoever they get sam donald baker mayfield uh josh alan uh that person who's gonna see the field by october and i think pyrite taylor is your insurance policy and then and make some sense i don't doubt the move at all but there's a reason the bills are ready to move off from him take the quarterback one of four here's the thing i mean they're in such intact there's a benefit to go on one and thirty one over the last two years you in such a fantastic position i think they can entertain trade offers if they wanted to that topic if they feel like they are guys gonna be there at four but i here's the thing i think you take your quarterback and for i mean at one excuse me whoever you fall in love with a whether it's mayfield darnell alan arose in and then when you double back its four if someone like shove is there the defense of instruments he state you take him and you don't wait a splitsecond listening trade office anything you pair hand with myles garrett and you have sort of a jj watch g dave then cloudy situation he's an and you're just dominating with with two and a half guys an office on the dev's of line making everyone else's job easier i don't think segment barkley's a special talent but i don't think if you're the browns you necessarily needed four given you know a team that wins one game in two years they have plenty of need and i don't think running back to the top of the list right i could ask you about aid questions about this instead i'll just let you take wherever you what have you seen the viral video odell beckham junior and what kind of an effect as.
"bill obrien" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"They built a decent offensive line assuming joe thomas comes back healthy so why not use that offensive line sign kirk cousins that experienced guy who doesn't care about the fact that the you know you trade it away wentz in watson in new this you know i think her cousins is confident enough in his own skills with jackson is the coach that he can be a guy can win games there and then you drafts a running back who's gonna make play action just explode with the threat of him in that backfield that's what i would do if they are drafting a quarterback keep in mind like to shawn watson we sit here and go he was a great system fit in houston there was a lot of scepticism here in houston the bill o'brien would deployed to shawn watson properly because all we've done was always watched was brock osweiler in brian hoyer and ryan mallett and all these guys who are far from two shawn watson and to bill of rights credit he tweaked his system and he went back and i'm i'm assuming he looked at a lot of this stuff he did a clemson he probably talked to dabbo sweeney and bill obrien put a playbook together and added plays every week that were watson friendly kind of plays that involved his ability to to use his legs it involved his uncanny ability to to play fake a lot of movement in the back field with slot receivers and running backs a lot of things to ten of throw defense is off a little bit so it's not so much the quarterback that fits hue jackson's system do we think you jackson like what are we think his system is right now their own sixteen last year brock osweiler was their quarterback in training camp to sean kaiser quarterback throughout the season hugh jackson you hope if he's the guru that everybody says he is whoever they draft he taylor's whatever etailers the offense to them if it's baker mayfield then you do some things or baker mayfield you do some things like bill o'brien and did adding to a you know adding some some plays that involve using his legs sam darnell more of a.
"bill obrien" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The expectations but through i really want folsom at kcna to to pick another quarterback or trade for another quarter i go i know i trust their talent evaluation in general wall is the number one is hack and berg was a guy that it did not develop final two years of penn state but people looked at his athletic ability and you could ask any scout in the nfl they'll tell you from the neck down that hackenbury has what you want i mean he's got the feet he's got certainly rank in his gut it's really between the years rise and inconsistent thrower the football but he can go out and he can certainly make all the throes but yes i think it is alarming dave when you look at it hackenbury does not play at all the next three games he's not going to play today unless something happens with brice patty down in new orleans against the scenes i think is alarming david when you look at him and say well two straight years i mean you you of redshirted yeah of redshirt in two years that christian hackett burge not gonna see any regular season game action i mean i think that tells you all you need to know about what this organisation and his brain trust feels of what happened can baby is that is an anomaly usually if your draft in the first couple of rounds the nfl draft and the first two years you're playing at some point in time no question that's something that we've always talked about that i would say at some point when you're drafting a player that potential has three church productivity and for a young player like hack and berg where we constantly heard well in his first two years under bill o'brien in his first two years under bill obrien well what about the last two years there were more important than why you drafted him and put him in this position tour here we are in two straight years were he's not even gonna get a single red during a live games so the evaluation process obviously in.
"bill obrien" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The foundation for cancer research we've got some curious here we were having this conversation we've been having it for a couple of weeks is it possible that a general manager doesn't because of the nature of drafting across sports because it's so on unscientific a general manager have good seasons and bad seasons can a general manager be a good general manager for a period of time and then become a bad general manager or 100 percent i think if you had a guy just said hey you're gonna be the general manager of this team for the next twenty five years i think there would be great stretches great and there be lousy stretches of course like you can't get the draft in the evaluation of pliers even free agent exactly right he cancel the reason i asked the question because of what's happening in denver which seems to be a calamity at the position that way is most qualified to analyse rise position running that team what's happened to the broncos it's startling and it starts with john elway not being able to find a quarterback john elway wanted to overpay brock osweiler somehow gaps outspent by the stupidity of the uh bill obrien does huston whatever their call now the texans yet attacks texans dan home the oilers there for a second nuts the texans and that would have been a find some led you corrected yourself by hum but paxton lynch's a guy they took in the first round hasn't worked out and it took trevor semi in late so what i'm saying if i'd as a matter of financially three years ago is john elway a great general manager yang answer's yes yes and if i ask you now who's responsible for everything that's happening in denver where they're coming to miami and losing by a million points in there not any kind of competitive the last month of the seas it's gone away but that doesn't mean he's a bad general manager already just go to a batch drop it means that he's been bad this year though it does meet and and furthermore if he doesn't fixes quarterback problem he's going to be bad for the rest of the time hell no question about it but i'd like to think that he's gonna fix that somehow i'll give it how because he's gone i dunno okay but maybe it gets kurkova is that that seems that far away dan this is the.
"bill obrien" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"I'm john batchelor its privileged to have both the coauthors of jfk in the reagan revolution the secret history of american prosperity a book that can inspire the democrats listening to us right now consider the roots of the taxcut bill now moving through the house and senate is john fitzgerald kennedy by himself reversing the new deal the keynesian thinking of the new deal which is still with us but jfk was the author of where we are now gentleman with you bryon the individual mandate that news tonight that larry headlined but i want the the facts of this on the taxcut bill is that leeson mcaliskey of alaska now supports eliminating the individual mandate we've heard from other authors and i believe this picks up at deal of money for the taxcut bill is this good is this good for the taxcut bill obrien looking at it as a four growth it would be just simply a win win in other words we would leave the personal schedule essentially where it is we would have a very considerable pet rate tax rate cut cooperate right now highest in the world and we would undermine the center of obama care that would justify off to us about american economic future it's a very good thing scott john craig the of judge roberts you may recall who defined over he just signed the mandate as the tax and therefore said okay congress can do this so that was the big deal plenty uh i've argued since for a long time that rakkad shutting uh rolling back uh as much obamacare's fossil because it's the tax so it's a tax bill in a spending bill and a terrorist attack bill and the whole thing works and i think they're actually going to do it and um by the by people like senator murkowski and senator collins are okay with this this is an interesting thing all they ask as that the socalled costsharing which is essentially the government's bail out of the insurance companies uh go okay that's what they're asking and by the way that is going to happen anyway so surprised surprise we may wind up as prion said nakanishi gouge out of obama care asteroid hadn't giving us a pretty darn good business tax cuts which uh i i don't know if anybody believes his numbers but supposedly the peeling the mandate whereas three or four hundred billion dollars so and whatever.
"bill obrien" Discussed on GSMC Sports Podcast
"Even if it was to be the backup because they feel like cabinet could do well with an offense like this he has the weapons round him and he's got a good running back and if you remember in san francisco when he was playing well he did have good receivers round we had crabtree and yet for in gore in that offensive line was just amazing and he had a good defense was pretty much just like that team but they won't back maguire in hanoi he did a play for bill obrien of penn state so it does make sense but what did like seeing ali calling cabinet get a get get a shot over here bump he didn't so get a move on from that and then pure goes garzon he's alpher the year with a neck injury i believe the niners placed on i are i think he was wednesday yeah wednesday the place them on i are actually might have been thursday can remember exactly but days on ira for the rest of the season's up the forty nine is really don't have too many receiving options i mean be hurt pearson was by far the best an i really think that i don't think that how shanta should have jimmy garoppolo go out there they don't have a good team around him yelling have carlos hide by jimmy garoppolo has not wanted to throw to announce i feel like the she gis actually probably throw men for the last few games have learned the playbook allow more and and see how he does with what he has out there so and that's what they should do with him but uh josh gordon finally reinstated had i mentioned on the last podcast by michael will be more indepth in this one now he's reinstated i'm really happy for him i remember when he was playing you may brandon we didn't look like a decent quarterback in that's pretty difficult to do nothing i said earlier for receiver it takes a good quarterback to help them but a josh gordon next the makes them.
"bill obrien" Discussed on Around the NFL
"And had they crept into the playoffs even as a nine in seven team is the texans or want to do i would say they could have beaten anyone in the afc with the way they were playing right now because the their defense is majorly suspect but their offense was so electrifying that could have gone into any distant away field i could have done it home and knocked anyone in that conference out it's completely wiped away so many anything of people wrote this will give you wrote about the afc this shawn watson is going to be coming up i wrote in the piece that i wrote yesterday how the injuries that the texas sustain the two watt and merciless in covington this week him going on are just another blow for them but as long as watson was involved in what's been a weird topsyturvy kind of year they've see the texan we're not be kept out of the mix and there are still team to keep an eye on at least be fun to watch it's all white door he and one of the things that i was really looking forward to with their team which is taken ways like bill o'brien had done a really interesting great coaching job coming out of the biwako is very noticeable their offense was very unlike just about any offense that we've seen in the nfl is all on misdirection and multiple guys in the back field doing different sorts action i think a bill obrien deserved a good amount of credit for helping watson as a rookie he was really showing how versatile is such a different quarterback than some of the guys they they had before i think they would have had trouble making the playoffs in that division with jacksonville in tennessee i would have put that under you know i was not expecting this text the team because the bad defense to make the playoffs but now they've got like for instance looking at this sunday.
"bill obrien" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Worst coaches in he may be who if you were to power rate the worst coaches in the nfl maybe john fox's amongst them chuck pagon owes got to be in that territory who else dave what you would you put in that category it's kind of a weird thing i'm going to definitely say pagon owes in there he cries all the time he gets out of a lot of hot seat sticky situations by by letting the waterworks flow it's kind of embarrassing i think i think john fox the these days among sam like the current fisher and that he's milking a loss in eastill hey i went through a i would've said bill o'brien is right there but he's got a quarterback now yeah and he he he called a pretty good game last week they almost hung sixty points on the board with the shawn watson and everybody's ready to jump on the sean watson bandwagon and so am i but disowned watson wasn't asked to do a lot of multi read plays or anything bill obrien really call nice gave this week so at any rate it i don't know chuck mugano but the forty nine ers if you don't win this game in indianapolis with the redskins on a by you go into fed acts as a week from sunday hand man that's going to be a tough task kirk cousin said all those guys going toe to toe and they got a pretty ferocious defense that's going to be a tall tall order so it'll be interesting to see how qiao shi an an and robert sala handle their business sunday in indianapolis and i'm going to be for the second consecutive week after i predicted three losses in a row to start the season for the forty nine ers i call they forty nine a win on the road at arizona it didn't work out i went over time you know the story larry fitzgerald i'm calling a forty nine or win at luca soil sunday so we'll see what happens it's going to it's probably one of the less interesting games on the schedule if you're an nfl fin unless you're 4000 fan and then closer to home raidersravens dave the raiders home favourite minus two and a half over the ravens i know that you think that he j manual can get it done i personally don't.