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Bill O'Brien Refuses To Name Starting Quarterback For Panthers Game

The Texans' head coach knows who's starting under center against the Panthers, but he isn't saying. See what Bill O'Brien did say today about the Texans' quarterback situation and opine why he's keeping things so close to the vest.

QB1 or QB2?
QB1 or QB2?
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Well, that was a bit of a disappointment. Although Bill O'Brien made it clear he believes he knows who the Texans will start at QB on Sunday, the Houston Texans head coach declined to publicly disclose that information, telling the media that everyone would just have to wait and see who ran out for the Houston's first offensive series against the Panthers.

A bit of gamesmanship? Trying to make Carolina prepare for both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett? Probably. Or could it also be that O'Brien is trying to keep himself and/or Hoyer from having to deal with a firestorm of criticism in the days leading up to Sunday?

For what it's worth, John McClain has made it clear who he thinks it'll be, so place your bets accordingly.

UPDATE (1:56 p.m. CDT on 09/17/15): Change of plans, I guess. Once word leaked, there was no point in trying to keep the charade going.

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