Former Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien targeted by Jaguars as HC candidate

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Houston Texans fans never want to see Bill O’Brien again in the NFL.

If you are a part of that club, we have some apparent bad news. The Jacksonville Jaguars are rumored to look at current Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien (referred to as BOB hereafter) as one of their head coaching candidates. So who is the person behind putting up Houston’s most scorned coach of all time for the job?

That would fall upon Jaguars General Manager Trent Baalke. For those of you may remember, Baalke was the San Francisco 49ers’ GM years ago who saw Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick come within a red zone pass of winning Super Bowl XLVII.

Baalke also singlehandedly destroyed that budding powerhouse after three NFC championship appearances in addition to their Super Bowl run. Of course, it didn’t help there were a ton of shocking retirements, but Baalke sure didn’t help the situation when he fired Harbaugh for the goofy Jim Tomsula (who had one of the funniest press conferences of all time).

Houston Texans fans can sit back and watch BOB burn down the Jaguars

After the final season and a half with BOB, Texans fans probably would enjoy watching him implode the Jaguars from the inside. If Urban Meyer was bad, then BOB is not an improvement for a coaching candidate.

When he got involved with DeAndre Hopkins’ personal life about his “baby mamas” and also compared the tension between them to one he had with the late and former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, BOB was a disaster.

This isn’t going to be a good choice if the Jaguars go through with it. Take the red flags as seriously as a Category 5 Hurricane Warning and hire someone who can connect with their players.

Jacksonville should be careful not to ruin Trevor Lawrence’s career any further.

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