Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien met with the media at the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday and was asked about his contract situation as well as Tony Romo.
Texans owner Bob McNair stated on Monday that he wasn’t going to offer head coach Bill O’Brien a new contract this offseason.
Instead McNair plans on talking to O’Brien after this coming season as he gets ready to enter the fourth year of a five year deal with the Texans.
O’Brien said on Tuesday that he’s not concerned about his situation with the Texans.
"“I really don’t think about my contract,” O’Brien said at the AFC coaches breakfast. “I really don’t. I’m focused on coaching this team and doing as good a job as I can to help our coaches coach and our players to get better.“If you look at Mr. McNair’s track record, that’s what he does. He did the same thing with coach (Gary) Kubiak, extended him going into the last year of his contract. I think he did it twice. I know that when Mr. McNair wants to sit down and talk about those things, then we’ll sit down and talk about it.”"
Most NFL teams wait until a head coach is going to enter the final year of his current contract before they come to an agreement on a new deal. So McNair isn’t doing anything out of the blue.
O’Brien was also asked if there are any trade talks with the Dallas Cowboys for quarterback Tony Romo and whether they’re interested in acquiring the All-Pro quarterback.
"“I’m a coach (and) I don’t have trade discussions with anybody,” he said. “He’s under contract with the Cowboys, and that’s really all I can say about that.”“I’m not going to get into speculation about if he’s released,” O’Brien said. “We’re looking forward to being with the guys we know that’ll be there April 17.”"
O’Brien went on to say that if there is a free agent player or someone in the draft that they believe can help them, they will pursue that player.
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I find it funny how the media asks someone like O’Brien about Romo. Did they really expect a different answer?
But then again the media wouldn’t be doing their job if they didn’t ask the questions with the obvious answers.
We truly won’t know the Texans’ interest in Romo until the Cowboys decide to release him.
And we found out on Monday that Romo likely won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.