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For Texans, evaluations underway

Less than 48 hours after the Texans Divisional Round playoff loss to New England, head coach Bill O'Brien did not have a lot of answers on the immediate future of coaches, players, and offseason changes.

"I'm really not ready to give you a list of things that we're going to work on," O'Brien said Monday. "I don't know where your questions are headed. I'm just telling you I don't really have a lot of answers. We'll evaluate the whole team. We evaluate everything. That's what every team does in the offseason and that hasn't even begun yet."

Players cleaned out lockers and conducted exit interviews with coaches on Monday morning. After checking out all the active, injured reserve, and practice squad players, O'Brien said he would meet with Bob McNair and Rick Smith later Monday to begin the evaluation process of every position on the coaching staff and roster. That process would include feedback from many others throughout the week.

"I have to talk to our coaching staff and get their input," O'Brien said. "Our personnel people and get their input. I wouldn't be a good head coach if I stood up here and told you, 'Hey, this is what we are planning to do.' The game was less than 48 hours ago. We are going to evaluate everything. We are going to do the best we can to field a good, competitive team, a better team, a more consistent team than we did this year."

The Texans finished the 2016 season with back-to-back AFC South titles and the No. 1 defense in the NFL for the first time in franchise history.

The Texans and Patriots faced each other in the Divisional Playoff at Gillette Stadium.

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