Houston Texans beat reporter John McClain dropped an interesting nugget while teasing his Sunday interview with Bill O'Brien:
I've got a Sunday Q&A with Bill O'Brien in the Chron. Not surprisingly, he's going to call plays. Hasn't completed his staff.
I've got a Sunday Q&A with Bill O'Brien in the Chron. Not surprisingly, he's going to call plays. Hasn't completed his staff.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 17, 2014
O'Brien has been billed as a topflight innovator on the offensive side of the ball and is largely credited with the NFL's recent obsession with multiple tight end sets. As a playcaller, O'Brien helmed an offensive attack so unbelievably effective in New England that it carried a historically bad Patriots defense all the way to the Super Bowl, only to get thwarted by Eli Manning (again). Billy O's chance for revenge will conveniently come in his first year as a playcaller for Houston, when the Texans take on the Giants as part of their out-of-conference slate with the NFC East.
If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of thousands of fantasy football players furiously googling Ryan Griffin.