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Bill O'Brien Press Conference: Jadeveon Clowney Update, Lack Of Tight End Production, More

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The Texans' head coach met with the media this afternoon and held court on a number of topics as Houston prepares to head to Pittsburgh for Monday Night Football. Check out Battle Red Blog for more.

That's his happy face.
That's his happy face.
Bob Levey

Bill O'Brien, George Godsey, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and J.J. Watt met with the press today; you can find a complete transcript of what they had to say here. In the meantime, here are a few of the more interesting nuggets uttered by the Texans' head coach.

(on if he has a better feel now if OLB Jadeveon Clowney will play on Monday) "No."

(on what will OLB Jadeveon Clowney have to do to play on Monday) "That would be between me and him."

(on if not getting the tight ends involved more a big concern) "No. It’s just something we have to make sure—our biggest deal is we’ve got to get into a rhythm offensively. We’ve got to get the first down, string some plays together, get into a rhythm. That is what we have to do. All of that will fall into place I believe."

(on there not being a shortage of opportunities within the offensive system for tight ends) "No question about that. I think that’s been proven over time. That’s been proven over time. I think in one year the tight end position in this system had probably 160 catches. I don’t know how many touchdowns. I think that’s kind of a moot point."

(on if DE J.J. Watt lobbies for more snaps on offense) "No, no. He never lobbies. He doesn’t do that. There are other guys that lobby for things, but he’s not a lobbyist."

(on DE J.J. Watt saying he stopped lobbying for snaps on offense because it didn’t work) "He would not fit in well in Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist, if that makes sense."

(on if there is any chance he could give DE J.J. Watt carries) "Running back? You never know. You just never know. We have a 46-man roster. You might see Arian Foster at safety. You might see J.J. Watt at running back. You may see Andre Johnson at linebacker. You never know. You’re just trying to make the most of your 46-man roster."

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