Just seven days in, new head coach Bill O'Brien has had a busy first week on the job between taking on an NFL team, assembling his coaching staff, and interviewing candidates from around the country. One of the first things he did was to watch game film and begin the player evaluation process.
"From there, you're beginning to get ready for all the different stages of the offseason, the free agency and the draft and all that goes into that," O'Brien said in a radio interview with Marc Vandermeer. "It will be a whirlwind but it's an exciting time and I'm looking forward to it."
O'Brien met several players including J.J. Watt, Danieal Manning, Brian Cushing, Chris Myers. Upon his arrival on Jan. 3, O'Brien has been impressed with what he's seen at Reliant Stadium.
"Well it's a fantastic facility, no question about it," O'Brien said. "It's user friendly. You have the weight room right across from the locker room and the training room right there. There's a lot of great things about this facility. The practice fields and bubble look great. I'm just really excited to get started."
In his first week, O'Brien released 16 assistant coaches and kept defensive line coach Bill Kollar, who just completed his fifth season with the Texans.