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BWTB: Clues on O'Brien offense

Posted May 14, 2014

Another clue as to how the Texans offense might operate in 2014 was provided with the drafting of Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz.

From the first days of 2014 when Bill O'Brien was introduced as head coach of the Texans, he's refused to describe his offense and defense in defined terms. He's never said Houston will run a "West Coast offense" or a "spread" or a "Winged T". (Not that we'll ever see a Winged T in the NFL, again.)

But going off what he ran as head coach at Penn State, and based on his time with the Patriots, there are a few clues that bring some clarity to what externally is a cloudy idea.

And if you add in last weekend's Draft, another clue was provided.

By drafting Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz, the Texans will likely employ multiple tight end sets in the coming season. Houston re-signed tight end Garrett Graham on March 13, and Ryan Griffin is entering his second season with the club after carrying the load as the starter at the position in late December. Veteran Zach Potter signed with the club in January, while Phillip Supernaw and Brad Smelley both saw game action near the end of 2013.

Those six won't likely be on the roster come Week 1 against Washington, but adding Fiedorowicz sends a sign that O'Brien will utilize the tight ends.

"It’s a tight end friendly offense and I think he’ll be able to help us out," Graham said. "He seems like a bigger guy who can definitely hold the line on the line of scrimmage."

Moments after he was drafted in the 3rd round on Friday, Fiedorowicz was excited about the possibilities forthcoming in an O'Brien offense.

"I watched Penn State and they had a lot of three tight end sets," Fiedorowicz said. "He was with New England before that as the offensive coordinator and they really utilized the tight end and I feel like I’m going to really show and prove to everybody that I’m a dual threat. I’m going to catch the ball and block on the edge and do everything he asks.”

Fiedorowicz and the rest of the Texans draftees and undrafted free agents get to work Friday through Sunday when they take part in the rookie minicamp.

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