Bill O’Brien to Return to Texans: Latest Comments and Reaction

January 14, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After two playoff appearances in three seasons, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will return in 2017. Rumors swirled that O'Brien could leave the team because of tension with general manager Rick Smith, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Following Houston's wild-card win over the Oakland Raiders and prior to its AFC Divisional Round showdown with the New England Patriots on Saturday, however, O'Brien made it clear to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that he would be back in 2017.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that the Texans front office wanted O'Brien to return as well.
Houston hired O'Brien from Penn State in 2014 with the hope his five seasons as an assistant coach under New England head coach Bill Belichick would help him become the next big thing in the NFL's head-coaching ranks.
O'Brien has gone 9-7 in each of his three seasons with the Texans, who won the AFC South in both 2015 and 2016.
The 47-year-old was supposed to find a vi...

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