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)
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Reactions from the trade

There are Texan players out there currently questioning what the hell just happened with Hopkins. Need examples?

Kenny Stills

J.J. Watt

Deshaun Watson (the one we should be most concerned about, you can find other reactions in this link as well)

These reactions tell me that there was a lack of communication between the head coach and players before making this trade. The players probably don’t like that, and it forms an immediate divide between the players and the front office. We don’t know which front office people got word of the trade before it happened.

It is possible to presume that one man from a $2.8 billion organization just traded generational talent for David Johnson, a running back from the Arizona Cardinals who hasn’t had a good year in a minute. For all we know, O’Brien didn’t ask anybody else for a second opinion.

Why didn’t he communicate at least with the guy that throws to him before completing the trade? Why didn’t he communicate with the guy who is already going to be sacked within four seconds and needs to get the ball off to somebody reliable before making it 4th-and-52?

Beats me. We all know which side Watson would be on, and clearly it would be the better side.

Being a head coach obviously isn’t easy, and a huge part of their job involves needing to decide which players deserve what they are looking for, which players don’t deserve what they are looking for, and which players shouldn’t get what they are looking for based on the current situation of the team. You don’t just trade them away for sacks of peanuts when things are going downhill.

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O’Brien seems to be guessing wrong every damn time. Don’t even get me started with that on-field crap with his poor play calling or that 24-point lead gone within a quarter with that fake punt crap. Now Tim Kelly, somebody who has been working with O’Brien since Penn State, will be play calling.

Great, just great.

A championship organization wins when everybody is together. They win when everybody understands their role and they are on the same page with communication and cooperation. They understand how one move can impact another and they understand what moves are good for the team and what needs to be done to make them better.

Most importantly, they can contain somebody when they start getting hot-headed or when they get their feelings hurt.

This current Houston Texans organization isn’t one of them. Nope. You can’t convince me otherwise. And it isn’t the players fault. Not under the Billy Bob dictatorship.