Houston Texans’ Coach Bill O’Brien seems like a man filled with optimism amidst all the chaos surrounding the NFL. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has led to all sorts of complications.
Player opt-outs, lack of preseason games, shortened training period, and other incidents have been the highlight of the offseason.
But O’Brien comes off as a glass-half-full kind of coach. The Texans have undergone some major changes in the last couple of months. JJ Watt returns from injury.
In addition, start quarterback Deshaun Watson penned a four-year contract extension. Hence, it comes as no surprise that Coach O’Brien is eagerly waiting for the season to kick-off on September 11, 2020.
Houston Texans take on Kansas City Chiefs in the first game of the season
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Bill O’Brien, spoke to reporters about the upcoming season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Here’s what he said about the opportunity to prove a point while facing off against the reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and co.
“There’s a little bit of definitely relief when you think about all that’s been accomplished by every organization in this league and specifically to ours to get to this point.
:There was just so much work that had be done in such a short period of time and now you’re here on game week. It’s an exciting time.
“I think it’s great for our league that – we have great people in this league. Great players, great coaches, great general managers, ownership – people that have really worked hard to get this off the ground and we’re ready to go,” O’Brien told reporters via NFL Network.
Going to be historic, asserts O’Brien
“I think it’s going to be a historic night. I know the NBA’s done a great job. Hockey’s done a great job. Baseball’s done a great job. Look, I think obviously we’re very biased, but football we believe is America’s game and I think this is the first game of just an absolutely unprecedented time, historic time.
“[It’s the] 2020 season with two great quarterbacks and obviously, last year’s Super Bowl winner and our football team, who’s really excited to be a part of it.
“I think it will help the morale, like you talked about and I think it’s going to be a very – it’s a highly anticipated game and a lot of people are going to watch it. I think it’s going to be an exciting night for everybody,” O’Brien added.
Let’s see how the opening game turns out. Both teams will be eager to start the season on a positive note. Be sure to tune in on September 11 and watch the feisty battle between Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes.