Texans: The Bill O’Brien Era: A full-on dictatorship that needs to end

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Gauging the problem with the Texans

 There was an article I saw claiming that Houston would trade Hopkins because they were in, “draft hell.”

Just a reminder that O’Brien put us there in the first place with a poor trade for Jadeveon Clowney and then giving up an insane amount of draft capital for Laremy Tunsil. I’m not implying that the Tunsil trade wasn’t a good one, but it put us in a hole that caused us to give up the top wide receiver in the league, and that hole still isn’t it filled.  One second-round pick and a future 4th-round pick doesn’t fix the Houston Texans lack of draft capital entirely. The draft hell excuse is a load of crap. It’s quite clear that the only reason O’Brien wanted to trade Hopkins was because of reported, “friction.”

O’Brien would rather hide from any issue and get rid of it soon as possible rather than trying to confront it.

If I had any optimistic view of the upcoming season after what happened last year, the event that had occurred put it to an end. I am done with that little hope that O’Brien could one day bring this team here because I knew he wouldn’t ever be fired.

And he still won’t be.

I can easily tell you that O’Brien has pulled the final straw for myself. I am done defending him. This team won’t win with all the power that he has nor will they win with his frustration with top players. He has clearly refused to change both of these things, so we can conclude that he clearly doesn’t need to be here.

I am truly disgusted with the way the team has performed under O’Brien to this point. He wasted prime years of some of our great players, still counting, and I have no reason as to why he has earned the amount of power that he now has. Could be possible that the Texans aren’t firing him just to avoid paying extra money by firing him and not hiring a new head coach. They have probably saved money by not hiring a GM.

When the Texans lost against the Kansas City Chiefs in playoffs, they were firing the guys who did not take as big of a part in the downfall of the season.

Blaming the little guys. Scapegoats. This is a typical action from organizations who have no idea what the hell is going on. We all know who is to blame. The Houston Texans won’t address the elephant in the room.

Head coaching isn’t going to be perfect. There are players to deal with. Head coaching obviously isn’t like running in a field of dandelions. It’s nearly impossible for every player to be happy with the current situation, but at the end of the day, head coaches need to do their best to keep the players together and make it work by winning games, especially when they matter.

That includes not blowing a 24-0 lead in one quarter.

O’Brien has clearly demonstrated his lack of both qualities.