Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans cheerleader entertains fans against the New England Patriots during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
It was reported on Tuesday that new Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien will be adding six Penn State assistant coaches to his Texans coaching staff, as he fired all but one coach from the previous staff.
The one keeper is Bill Kollar in the same role as the defensive line/assistant head coach.
The Houston Chronicle reported:
"“Bill Kollar, the assistant head coach/defensive line, will remain in his current job. He’s recognized as one of the NFL’s best defensive line coaches … O’Brien is hoping to hire Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator, but Crennel has to decide if he wants to return to the assistant coaching ranks.”"
Hiring Crennel would be a very smart move for the Texans as I believe he’s one of the better coordinators in the league, now it will be up to him if he wants to be an assistant in the NFL once again. Texans fans better hope he says yes.
Here is an article from CSN Houston talking about what O’Brien looks for in a QB. Dave Zangaro wrote:
"“Well, if this quality is as important to O’Brien as it appears from his chat with King, the pre-draft interviews with players like Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr and Blake Bortles might hold a little more weight than they would otherwise.”"
From what I read he wants a QB like Tom Brady, which we’ll be tough to find, but he didn’t get drafted until the sixth round in 2000. There is no way the Texans wait that long to seek a QB, but you never know they could possibly skip a QB in the first round and wait, but I highly doubt it.
Tania Ganguli of ESPN asked the question, “Is safety a need for the Texans?”
In the article it states:
"“I would disagree that safety is the Texans’ next biggest need, though. The Texans would be fine with D.J. Swearinger and Danieal Manning. Their defensive front will be more needy than the backfield next season …”"
I agree with Ganguli … the defensive line needs some work.