Houston Texans Friday Roundup


Apr 27, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans helmet on a table during a press conference to introduce first round draft pick defensive end Whitney Mercilus of Illinois at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Robertson wrote:

"“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.