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April 19, 2014

St. John's grad O'Brien talks about life as head coach


Q: While the Texans struggled last year, there are a few players there some believe are among the best in the game, especially 2012 Defensive Player of the Year, J.J. Watt. Have you talked to J.J. and other players about what lies ahead and your expectations?

A: “When I first got here I did speak to J.J. about his own background, family, etc. The one thing I got out of him was he loved playing here in Houston. I’ve watched tape on him many times. He’s an exciting player to watch. I’m excited to see him work with (new defensive line coach) Romeo Crennel. We have a good core here with guys like Brian Cushing, Jonathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins ... I’m looking forward to talking to this team as a group and letting them know about our philosophy and expectations.”

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