By LAMONT MANN
I do not believe in Bill O’Brien. O’Brien has not shown me anything from an offensive (passing) point of view. Currently, Houston’s fan base is crying for a QB. The only problem is every single available QB option is questionable. It boggles the mind. Houston has watched O’Brien screw up three consecutive years with quarterbacks and fans still believe in his offensive prowess.
Even his decision to hire his buddy George Godsey — who cannot find an offensive job in the league — was also a screw up. The only thing I can give O’Brien (offensively) credit for is realizing there are these things called tight ends and sometimes a QB can throw the ball to them.
The Houston QB situation will be an issue during the duration of O’Brien’s tenure. If I were the Texans, between the draft and free agency, I would focus on the running game. Some may like to believe the Texans have a quality stable, but they do not. It can be improved. I am not only talking about running backs specifically, but the offensive line as well.
If you think about it, the focus should be on the running game with this defense. The Texans defense is decent and would only get better with a legit running game and there will be many options available.
The Texans need to do what they do best, mess up at QB and devote resources elsewhere.