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Old 01-01-2014   #641
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So they did hire someone on Tuesday. LOL
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my guess it will be some form of hybrid defence.
From what i have seen and read he runs a very adaptable offence and defence, depending on who we are playing and situation.
Thanks for letting me know. Sounds good. So, we should be able to keep the most of current D roster.
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I don't know if I like the hire or not and have a more "wait and see" attitude right now. I will say that out of the ones I heard that were interviewed or were going to be interviewed, I think he may be the better choice, but only time will tell. I wasn't really sold on any of the choices.

One thing I do like about his offense is he likes big TE's. I've been wanting the Texans to draft one early for several years now. They finally drafted one (Ryan Griffin, 6'6' 254) in the 6th round last year and he's been looking pretty good these last couple of games with OD and Graham out. Hopefully O'Brien will be able to pair him with another big TE and have an offense like NE did when Gronk was healthy and Hernandez wasn't in the pen.

On the down side, I read somewhere he prefers a 4-3 defense. I'm hoping this is not true. I like what Wade brought to the defense, and despite not being as good as they were his first 2 years here, they still finished 7th in total defense. They just couldn't overcome the FA losses, injuries to Cush and Manning, plus Reed not panning out or their 3rd round draft pick.
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Well I can't be happier with this....unless love smith is our DC lol
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http://bwi.rivals.com/forum.asp?styl...0&fid=36&pid=0

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They're all bashing a guy who went there during the toughest time imaginable and had back-to-back winning seasons. I'm not sure what to make of it.
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I understand their frustration, but any idiot that posts that crap doesn't understand the business of coaching. It is what it is. He made the best decision for him and probably his family considering his son's healthcare isn't cheap. Some people only see what they want to see.
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Nice article that brings to light some behind the scenes events that O'Brien dealt with which eventually led him to our Texans.



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On Dec. 4, I was returning from Penn State’s men’s basketball game at Pitt when I had a 20-minute phone conversation with Bill O’Brien, who was himself driving on what he said was a recruiting trip.

It was then that I had a pretty good idea he might not be the head football coach at Penn State much longer. Because he told me so.

I was not at liberty to quote him then because the dialogue was agreed upon to remain strictly off the record. But it was clear to me when the call ended that O’Brien’s incongruous two-year marriage with Penn State was in jeopardy.

http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index...der_arriv.html
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Nice article that brings to light some behind the scenes events that O'Brien dealt with which eventually led him to our Texans.
Interesting article. I went to their fan message board, but didn't read anything other than the Subjects. The cult of Joe is way too strong up there for any coach to do anything for a long time. I have never understood such over the top hero worship.
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They're all bashing a guy who went there during the toughest time imaginable and had back-to-back winning seasons. I'm not sure what to make of it.
I know exactly what to make of it..

They're bashing a guy because he left their nest/team. If we didn't fire Kubiak this season and another football program pulled him away and hired him would people around here really be upset about it? Nope, they wouldn't.

The fact that they're all pissed off and are crying leads me to believe we made the right decision since they're so upset about him leaving.
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Link to an article about the offense O'Brien runs. Older article but a starting point.

Sounds a LOT different to Kubiak's approach.

Don't be surprised if we draft a TE early I reckon.
Seems to indicate the biggest test at the combines will be the Wunderlick scores. I think this is a reasonable approach for a complex offense where the plays are changed by the QB at the line.
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I am excited!

Finally - someone with a little fire on the sidelines, someone who actually game plans, someone who can make adjustments in the game plan, someone who does not turn his back on a field goal.

Learned under Bill, maybe we can learn how to NOT take our foot off the gas when we have a lead in a game and crush our opponents instead of playing nice.
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donno if this has been posted but here is a good video on him speaking about the QB position...

Bill O'Brien: Quarterback Technique http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmH7jvQN4zk
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donno if this has been posted but here is a good video on him speaking about the QB position...

Bill O'Brien: Quarterback Technique http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmH7jvQN4zk

Thanks for sharing that. That video has me even more pumped up. It's clear he has vision, passion and can motivate. Characteristics desperately needed here.
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Thanks for sharing that. That video has me even more pumped up. It's clear he has vision, passion and can motivate. Characteristics desperately needed here.
Ditto -
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donno if this has been posted but here is a good video on him speaking about the QB position...

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Thanks for sharing that. That video has me even more pumped up. It's clear he has vision, passion and can motivate. Characteristics desperately needed here.
I'm very excited about our new direction. There is no weakass body language and oh shucks here.
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The fact that they're all pissed off and are crying leads me to believe we made the right decision since they're so upset about him leaving.
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