Texans head coach Bill O’Brien on Johnny Manziel: He’s a very exciting player


The Houston Texans own the number one pick in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, meaning that they can have their pick of the litter. And with their new head coach, Bill O’Brien, being the quarterback guru that he is, many expect the team to take one of the talented signal callers that are available.

In a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle, O’Brien was asked about the three whom many consider to be the top quarterbacks coming out in Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles.

On Manziel, O’Brien pointed toward the obvious excitement level that the Texas A&M quarterback brings to the table.

“The only full games I’ve watched him on TV were last season’s Alabama and Duke games. Obviously, he’s a very exciting player. He’s a guy who makes plays with his feet and his arm. When you watch him on TV as a fan, he looks like an instinctive player.”

When he got to the subject of UCF’s Bortles, it seems as if O’Brien has already had some discussions with George O’Leary and the coaching staff about the Fiesta Bowl MVP.

 ”Blake is a good-sized guy. He’s an athletic guy for his size. He’s an accurate passer. The guys who coached him at Central Florida think highly of him as a young man who really studies the game. He works hard at the game.”

Then there was talk about Louisville’s Bridgewater, the one player out of the three that O’Brien admits he hasn’t seen play yet.

“I haven’t seen Bridgewater play yet. I’d be remiss if I started talking about him when I haven’t seen him play.”

Of the three, and although he states that he has yet to see Bridgewater play yet, the Louisville star and Bortles seem to be the two best fits for what O’Brien does with not only his quarterbacks, but his offensive schemes.


Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Bill O'Brien, Football, Houston Texans

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