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“This system over the years has had mobile quarterbacks,” O’Brien told In The Loop. “It’s had tall quarterbacks, quarterbacks who were six feet tall, quarterbacks that were six foot five, quarterbacks that have had all different types of skill sets. What you do is you try to look at what’s available to you, what’s already on the team and try to make sure the system fits the skill set of the players.”
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“I was able to see Blake Bortles up-close because we played Central Florida at Penn State and they beat us. He was a smart player. An accurate passer. A guy that could do a lot of different things. You could tell he was really a student of the game. He’s a good football player.”
The other two O’Brien hasn’t studied much of, just catching a few games on TV over the past couple years.
“I haven’t watched Teddy Bridgewater much at all. I have seen him on TV. An exciting player. A guy that did a great job for Louisville. A guy I can tell is a good football player.”
“Obviously a very exciting player,” O’Brien said of Johnny Manziel. “A guy thats a playmaker that does a lot of great things on the field.”
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this the interview from this morning? seemed pretty vanilla. he said a lot of stuff but really didnt say anything at all.
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this the interview from this morning? seemed pretty vanilla. he said a lot of stuff but really didnt say anything at all.
Remember, he's a graduate of the Bill Belichick School of CoachSpeak


so I don't expect any earthshaking revelations from his pressers. I wonder how long he's gonna milk the "well, we're still evaluating the players.." schtick.
Not that I blame him. Why tip your hand in the press when you don't have to?
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Default Re: O達rien Explains What Type Of Quarterback He Wants

FWIW, I think his nickname is actually "Obie" due to how he spelled it in his Brown University yearbook entry.
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I have felt from the beginning that O'Brien will be after Bortles after facing him and knowing his HC so well. I have no idea of what his strategy will be to get him, but that is the QB that I think our coach will want the most.
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LOL, no one here has a clue what he's thinking. He won't hint worth a fart sniff what his plan is. He's about to begin his masterpiece.

Buuut, I did hear the podcast and the sayings about someone who studies early and late in the day and is the best person they can be on and off the field screams Teddy to me.
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Remember, he's a graduate of the Bill Belichick School of CoachSpeak


so I don't expect any earthshaking revelations from his pressers. I wonder how long he's gonna milk the "well, we're still evaluating the players.." schtick.
Not that I blame him. Why tip your hand in the press when you don't have to?
If I hear him say just one more time

"everybody wants to know if your defense will be a 3-4 or a 4-3... but now about 70 percent of the games are played in nickel and dime defense because of the way the type of league that it is."

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If I hear him say just one more time

"everybody wants to know if your defense will be a 3-4 or a 4-3... but now about 70 percent of the games are played in nickel and dime defense because of the way the type of league that it is."

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Seems like an overreaction to O'Brien stating was obvious on the field.
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I wonder how long he's gonna milk the "well, we're still evaluating the players.." schtick.
If I hear him say just one more time

"everybody wants to know if your defense will be a 3-4 or a 4-3... but now about 70 percent of the games are played in nickel and dime defense because of the way the type of league that it is."

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Seems like an overreaction to O'Brien stating was obvious on the field.
I know he's right about that, I wasn't complaining at him, just it's frustrating seing a new interview coming out in the news, open the vid hoping in something actually "new" and hear the same exact speech repeated

maybe something about the new DC, is there anything official yet?
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this the interview from this morning? seemed pretty vanilla. he said a lot of stuff but really didnt say anything at all.
exactly. Blake? Seriously.
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Default Re: O達rien Explains What Type Of Quarterback He Wants

Regardless of the source, that trade makes a lot of sense. Mallet was O'Brien's choice in that draft, and Mallet has now had two years to study the system. That trade would be the best scenario among the currently possible options.
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Regardless of the source, that trade makes a lot of sense. Mallet was O'Brien's choice in that draft, and Mallet has now had two years to study the system. That trade would be the best scenario among the currently possible options.
If this really happens Texans are in the drivers seat. Mallet will be a free agent after next season. Why trade for him when you can just wait a year and get him without a trade? NE can get something but with my first comment what can they really get? 3rd rounder if lucky? 4th?

They also have to decide if he is the QB of the future and how long will Brady keep playing.
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Regardless of the source, that trade makes a lot of sense. Mallet was O'Brien's choice in that draft, and Mallet has now had two years to study the system. That trade would be the best scenario among the currently possible options.

We have 2-3 QBs available at the top of the draft that Im fairly certain could learn the scheme quickly and bring more to the table than Mallett. Tired of trading for backups.
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I heard him make the same statements before , must have been a day or two after the hiring.


As for what's already on the roster , the position is a train wreck .... the QB position played the biggest part in derailing the teams season.
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I heard him make the same statements before , must have been a day or two after the hiring.


As for what's already on the roster , the position is a train wreck .... the QB position played the biggest part in derailing the teams season.
I actually thought Case Keenum played well enough to win about five of those games. The nailbiters we let get away because a lack of defense and running game for a full 60 minutes. We lost about seven straight games by one score.
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I actually thought Case Keenum played well enough to win about five of those games. The nailbiters we let get away because a lack of defense and running game for a full 60 minutes. We lost about seven straight games by one score.
He was part of that equation. His inability to mount any offense in the 4th quarter of most of those games was a key issue in a lot of the losses.
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He was part of that equation. His inability to mount any offense in the 4th quarter of most of those games was a key issue in a lot of the losses.
Agreed. That and the D giving up 98 & 99yd drives for TDs. That didn't help the cause either.
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I actually thought Case Keenum played well enough to win about five of those games. The nailbiters we let get away because a lack of defense and running game for a full 60 minutes. We lost about seven straight games by one score.
Not to start a Keenum discussion, but one or two fields goals would've made a huge difference in the final evaluation.

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If this really happens Texans are in the drivers seat. Mallet will be a free agent after next season. Why trade for him when you can just wait a year and get him without a trade? NE can get something but with my first comment what can they really get? 3rd rounder if lucky? 4th?

They also have to decide if he is the QB of the future and how long will Brady keep playing.
Good point, I wasn't aware he had one more year left.

I'm at work, so I don't have time to look up Mallet's scouting report, but that would be relevant to this discussion.
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Is this the guy I hire to be the CEO of my organization???

That's one important question OB said he will be asking himself.

It force's you to be inquisitive in a functionally different manner than just film/measureables.

I'd hire Manning, Brady, Brees, Wilson, Luck...
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Is this the guy I hire to be the CEO of my organization???

That's one important question OB said he will be asking himself.

It force's you to be inquisitive in a functionally different manner than just film/measureables.

I'd hire Manning, Brady, Brees, Wilson, Luck...
That logic almost definitely excludes Johnny Football. Not CEO material at all, IMO.
I'd hire him as a bar tender or choose him for my dodge ball team, though.
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