Latest Bill O'Brien News

Texans interview Bieniemy, 3 others in coaching search

Jan. 18, 2021 10:10 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans said Monday they had interviewed four more candidates to replace fired coach Bill O'Brien. The Texans said they completed interviews with Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Buffalo assistant head...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Diontae Spencer, left, celebrates after scoring with safety Justin Simmons during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

A season often in doubt to end on time, no cancellations

Jan. 1, 2021 2:59 PM EST

During the summer, with baseball just returning from its hiatus and the NHL and NBA scrambling to build “bubbles” to complete their interrupted seasons, many scoffed at the prospect of the NFL going through a four-month schedule on time. Without cancellations or significant delays, too, likely even...

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt leaves the field after a losing an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Houston. The Bengals won 37-31. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Bad Texans get mad as losing streak extends to 4 games

Dec. 28, 2020 3:54 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have been bad all season. Now they’re getting mad. A 37-31 loss to the Bengals on Sunday gave them their second four-game skid of the season and pushed star J.J. Watt into a postgame tirade about effort and professionalism. “If you can’t go out there...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy greets a player during the second half of the team's AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Kansas City, Mo. One year ago, Bieniemy and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh missed out on the coaching carousel despite being coordinators of the two Super Bowl teams. The two figure to be near the top of many of the lists of possible head coaching candidates again this offseason when the NFL is hoping some new rules lead to more opportunities for minority coaches. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

On Football: NFL coaching carousel about to start spinning

Dec. 26, 2020 10:58 AM EST

Three NFL coaching jobs already are open, and another three or four soon could be. While it happens every year, coaching searches are different depending on the team seeking a new guy to take charge. Some clubs seek a veteran pro coach, like Washington and Dallas did after last season with Mike McCarthy and Ron...

Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee (16) fumbles the ball as he runs in the final minute of the second half against the Indianapolis Colts of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Second close loss to Colts extends Texans skid to 3 games

Dec. 21, 2020 5:03 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For the second time in three weeks, the Houston Texans suffered a crushing loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Now they must try and regroup to end their three-game skid when they host slumping Cincinnati next week. In the first game against the Colts on Dec. 6, Houston had a chance to take the...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Watson all by himself as Texans lose 36-7 to Bears

Dec. 13, 2020 5:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — No Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller or Randall Cobb. No David Johnson, either. Deshaun Watson did everything he could for the Houston Texans, but it wasn't enough. Not nearly enough with Houston's defense stumbling through another awful performance. Watson passed for 219 yards and a touchdown, but...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes thows against the Denver Broncos in the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel )

Chiefs, Steelers top AFC, but plenty of others could contend

Dec. 10, 2020 11:44 AM EST

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are already in. No surprise for the defending Super Bowl champions. Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are undefeated no more, but they're also on the verge of clinching an AFC playoff spot. After that, well, there are plenty of other contenders who might...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) is defended by Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Texans' CB Roby suspended 6 games for violating PED policy

Dec. 1, 2020 6:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby has been suspended six games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Roby's suspension comes a day after receiver Will Fuller announced that he had also been suspended six games for violating the policy after he said he was...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Jaguars fired Caldwell on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, after the team’s 10th consecutive loss. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Jaguars fire GM Dave Caldwell following 10th straight loss

Nov. 29, 2020 7:16 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan considered firing general manager Dave Caldwell last year. He ultimately gave him a chance to show what he could do without personnel chief Tom Coughlin wreaking havoc on the salary cap and the locker room. Caldwell came up well short of the...

Lions host Texans in matchup of coaches hoping to keep jobs

Nov. 25, 2020 11:55 AM EST

HOUSTON (3-7) at DETROIT (4-6) Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Lions by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Texans 3-7; Lions 3-6-1 SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 3-1 LAST MEETING - Lions beat Texans 20-13 on Oct. 30, 2016, in Houston LAST WEEK - Texans beat Patriots 27-20; Lions lost to Panthers 20-0 AP PRO32 RANKING...