Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. After leaving a trail of slime behind the first three weeks of the 2020 NFL Season, your Houston Texans are adding a dash of salt to their offense and changing up how they call plays. According to Ian Rapoport, Bill O’Brien will now have more of a direct influence on the Texans’ playcalling. He’ll pick the plays and Tim Kelly will then relay them to Deshaun Watson.
After a sluggish start, the #Texans and coach Bill O’Brien will change the way they call plays, sources say. O’Brien will have a heavy hand in play-calling and game-planning.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 4, 2020
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After an 0-3 start, it was expected that the Texans would change things up in some major way. Earl Thomas III was brought in for a workout but returned home without having done one, so instead O’Brien taking over the offensive coordinator role is how Houston will look to improve and bounce back from 0-3.
It was nice knowing Tim Kelly’s super vertical, super cool, kill em’ all offense while it lasted. It lasted three weeks. Now Kelly has been Godsey’d. O’Brien is now Houston’s head coach, offensive coordinator, general manager, ball boy, beer delivery man, and head custodian. Good luck, everybody. Hopefully this works out.
O’Brien gets his first shot at making an impact in his refashioned role against the Minnesota Vikings today at 12 p.m. at NRG Stadium.