Was there an actual question in there or was it just rhetorical? Also for all we know OB did chew Watson out in practice and in the locker room. We always talk on here like we know exactly what play was called or everything that was said behind closed doors but most are just guessing based usually based on their own bias.Out of curiosity, who is suppose to call the simple, fast developing play? Also, if that simple, fast developing play was called and Watson held onto the ball, who was suppose to chew him out in practice or when he came to the sidelines?
I recently read a story where Goff had gotten into the habit of locking on his first read and not going through his progressions. During practice, without telling the offense or Goff, Mcvay had defenders double teaming the first read. Forcing Goff to practice going through his progressions.
My point? I think O'Brien did a great job helping Watson understand NFL defenses. However, on the finer points of playing the QB position, I don't think O'Brien did as good a job as the other coaches with young QBs.
Now that being said I do agree with you that I think OB let to much slide and didn’t push a few things hard enough. Could be he tried but it came out badly like his conversation with Hopkins, could be Watson wouldn’t listen, could be he never tried because he didn’t see a problem or just left it to the QB coaches. Frankly we will never know.
I’ve said many times OB didn’t change the system to fit Watson’s strengths and there is no excuse for that. However Watson is a professional making a crap ton of money and has been doing it long enough where he should be able to see what he needs to most work on and self improve with or without the HC sitting him down for a one on one after every game.