Houston Texans: Final thoughts on Bill O’Brien and moving forward

Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Option 1: Turn this season into an experiment season

For some Houston Texans players this may be a hard option to digest. Then at the same time, other players might find it as a way to start something new. If the Texans decide that maybe this isn’t a type of year to go all out to try and clinch a spot in playoffs, there are advantages that come.

The Houston Texans can spend time playing rookies and players who haven’t had much playing time, along with taking their time to try to find offensive and defensive plans that work. There would obviously be a lot of experimenting involved, which likely means that the Houston Texans wouldn’t get very far unless everything clicks immediately.

If the Houston Texans choose to go this route, it serves great advantages as they might find a player low in their depth chart or practice squad that really stands out, and may have a much bigger role in the future.

At the same time, the offense and defense can each spend more time trying to find rhythm between each other, discovering what works, and these are things that the Texans can definitely carry into the next year with their new coaching staff.

This may also help in finding the right coaching and GM candidates that fit well with what goes well with this team.

The only problem with this option is pretty much giving up the idea of competing as hard as possible this season. However, considering that two of four teams in this division are doing well along with the fact that the Houston Texans are already well behind with their record being 0-4, this may be easier than to accept than a few weeks ago.