Texans promote TE coach Tim Kelly to be the OC

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  1. zshawn10

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    Always take sources with a grain of salt. I'll believe it when the official announcement comes.
     
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    WELL.....It seems Mr. Gaine is pretty persuasive. Very Good.
     
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    Let’s say the Texans make TE coach Tim Kelly their offensive play caller. Here’s a list of guys whose first or second NFL coaching job was “TE coach.”
    - Sean McVay
    - Andy Reid
    - Bruce Arians
    - Pat Shurmur
    - Ken Whisenhunt

    This might actually work.
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    Rumour dates back a while...

     
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    Bad window dressing if it happens.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking.

    How does this change anything from O’Brien’s tired ideas and implementation?

    We had TE’s to coach?
     
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    He's a former defensive lineman whose primary job has been to get the TEs to block (and assist with the OL). Do they block well? No. So obviously he should be promoted.
     
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    I don't think BO'B is looking for a creative play caller who can implement a new scheme. I think he's looking for someone who he trusts to do his bidding.
     
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    Will Lawling, assistant OL coach, will become TE coach.

    Can someone clue these people in that TEs catch too?
     
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    If true, I'm a bit underwhelmed with this promotion. It feels like Godsey 2.0. Besides being O'Brien's graduate assistant at Penn State, I don't know what qualifies him to be an NFL OC.

    Previously, as a offensive quality control coach he spent the entire 2014 season without recognizing or addressing the fact that the TEs were totally ignored in the offense. He gets promoted to TE coach and his group was one of the worst blocking units I've ever seen.

    I was hoping O'Brien would have brought in a fresh pair of eyes with more offensive and/or play calling experience. So much for that.
     
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    TEs only catch when they're out on routes. Hard to do too much when you play max protect constantly.

    I thought Thomas showed a lot of promise last season

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    Well at least the route trees will improve.
     
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    McVay - WRs to TEs to OC. QB in HS, WR in college.
    Reid - mmmkay. Coached 13 years before becoming TE coach in Green Bay. OT in college.
    Arians - 21 years before TE. QB HS & college.
    Shurmur - TE coach actually his 1st NFL position...after 11 years of coaching. OG/C in college.
    Whisenhunt - TE coach his 1st NFL position, duh he was a TE. Coached 10 years before OC. TE in college.

    Comparing Kelly to these guys is a joke.

    Thomas & Akins both look good if developed. I give Gaines a lot of credit for them. Just want to see them used well.
     
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    That is quite a list. -- You better add Vince Lombardi and Georg Halas. There were no Tight Ends when they coached, but if there were TE, I am sure they were qualified to fill it. We will just add them also. :)
     
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    Very unimpressive if true.
     
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    Lawling is also a friend of OB from Penn State. First 3 years with the Texans he was defensive quality control. Last 2 as assistant OL.
     
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    Organizationally consistent. ..rather familiar over other characteristics such innovative, creative, unique, etc...even when a good decision the Texans go safe more often than not.
     
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    Uh Oh...

    (at least this time I'm in on it!)
     
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