HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Here are the news, notes, and quotes you need to know from Bill O’Brien’s press conference Monday, Sept. 14.
Secrets Secrets Are No Fun
“I’m not going to make a big quarterback announcement today,” O’Brien said. “You’ll have to wait until the first offensive play of the Carolina game to see who the quarterback will be.”
Later when pressed on the decision to not announce it O’Brien said he did know who he would be starting.
He mentioned many times Monday that his substitutions or changes are all about the interest of winning and doing what is best for the team. He reiterated that response, or an incarnation of it, many times.
Clowney’s First Action
O’Brien praised the effort Jadeveon Clowney gave in the game and said he “played well” in the 30 plays he did get for the Texans. 30 plays is “exactly what we wanted to do” according to O’Brien.
“He’s a Good Rookie”
In his first real NFL action, Kevin Johnson impressed the Texans head coach.
“He challenged the receivers and I don’t know how much he was tested, as far as how much they threw at him, things like that, but he’ll get challenged here sooner or later and I think he’ll be up to the challenge.
Ryan Griffin is out for a significant amount of time according to the head coach. He said the team might explore adding a tight end in the meantime.
Xavier Su’a-Filo is not on track to play this weekend.
Duane Brown gritted it out Sunday but shouldn’t miss any games. He might be limited in practice.
Room for Running Improvement
The Texans rushed for 98 yards against what O’Brien called a good defense. He did mention the team’s running backs left yards on the field.
“There’s more to be gained there,” he said.
The Texans new offensive coordinator George Godsey made his play-calling debut Sunday.
“He did a good job,” said O’Brien. “It didn’t always look great. Obviously the execution has to be better. I think we can do some things to help our players from an all-around tempo standpoint things like that.
“I have a lot of faith in George.”
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