Add former Houston Texans interim head coach/defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to the list of those who feel the Texans need to draft Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 overall pick in May.
The Texans being in need of a QB have a big decision to think about in the next few months, but Phillips on the radio Thursday, which was reported on by ESPN.com said he wanted Manziel:
“When I did the interview with the McNairs, I told them they ought to take ‘Johnny Football.’ And I’m sitting here now, so I don’t know what they’re going to do.”
I’m still not on the “Johnny Football” bandwagon yet, are you?
• Dale Robertson on the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans blog also wrote about Wade Phillips and how he’s not done coaching just yet.
“Wade Phillips has resigned himself to that fact there’s very little chance he’ll be coaching in the NFL in 2014 — for just the second season since he broke into the NFL in 1976 — but not for a moment should people think he’s retired.”
Phillips has coached a lot since entering the NFL in 1976, but maybe it will be good for him to get a break, and regroup for a year after being a big part of the Texans 2-14 season this past year.
• CSN Houston wrote about Bill O’Brien being the head coach and offensive coordinator in 2014.
Dave Zangaro wrote about the situation:
“It would make sense if quarterbacks coach George Godsey has an expanded role of some sort in the Texans’ offense … Godsey spent the last three seasons with the Patriots but his relationship with O’Brien dates back to the early 2000s.”
• Ryan Wooden of Fansided.com says O’Brien is poised to win immediately with the Texans. He wrote:
“Any way I look at it, when I think of Bill O’Brien and the Houston Texans, I see the potential for the biggest home run hire of the entire coaching carousel.”
I agree … O’Brien could be the best coaching hire of the offseason.
• Here is the Toro Times Mock Draft from Tuesday in case you haven’t looked at it yet. Click here to read.