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
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.
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.