If anything, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has been consistent, and that brings its own value in the NFL world.
After two-straight AFC South division titles and three straight seasons at 9-7, Bill O’Brien has helped turn the Houston Texans into the top dog in the division.Lamar Miller Jersey It may not be the stranglehold that the Indianapolis Colts had during the Peyton Manning era, but it’s good enough.
While it would be best to see the Texans cement themselves as the dominant force in the division, it is clear that the AFC South will be giving Houston a run for its money. The surging Tennessee Titans tied with Houston in 2016, the Indianapolis Colts are always a threat with Andrew Luck at quarterback, and the Jacksonville Jaguars may eventually find the door out of the cellar.
But if the past has shown anything about O’Brien, it’s shown that he is able to stay just one step ahead of the competition. He has shown that his team can keep its nose above water.Vince Wilfork Jersey In an NFL world that is dominated by Bill Belichick, staying a game above .500 isn’t sexy, but it is effective.
In Rotoworld’s recent head coach rankings,J.J. Watt Jersey O’Brien’s ability to stay just a step ahead was rewarded by rising up three spots from 10th in the NFL to seventh. He snuck ahead of Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers and Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers. Patrick Daughtery wrote:
Bill O’Brien makes the best lemonade in the NFL. He’s turned the lemons of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer and Brock Osweiler into three consecutive 9-7 seasons,Jadeveon Clowney Jersey the most recent of which ended with a Wild Card win over the Raiders.
Few head coaches have had to struggle through a lack of quarterback ability like O’Brien has. Deshaun Watson could change all of that going forward. Watson could be the perfect complementary piece to O’Brien and finally let him climb higher in the head coach rankings.