O'Brien: Cal wants to win

Texans HC speaks for the first time since the firing of Brian Gaine

June 11, 2019 - 2:36 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Houston Texans head coach, Bill O’Brien, spoke for the first time since the firing of general manager, Brian Gaine.

O'Brien opened with a statement about Cal McNair and his vision for the Houston Texans before taking questions.

"He's a humble person, very good at articulating what he wants, his vision, the improvements he thinks needs to be made relative to the whole building. He's not afraid to make tough decisions. He wants to win."

In regards to the firing of Gaine, O'Brien referenced the stood by Cal McNair released last Friday.

"That's a tough decision for Cal to make," O'Brien said after Tuesday's minicamp. “He did a thorough evaluation on the football operation, I’m not saying he did it by himself, but he did a thorough evaluation on the football operation, and that included me. He was very clear with me on what we needed to do to continue to grow as an organization."

O'Brien went on to share if the team has improved and the theme for the Texans off-season.

"We've had a really good off-season program here. We're in our ninth week, guys have worked hard, young guys are really improving and learning, and I feel like we've improved as a football team. That was our theme this year in the off-season program was to 'Get Better.'"

Would the recent changes with the Houston Texans affect the contract situation for Jadeveon Clowney?

"No, he's been franchised. He's not here today," O'Brien said. "The situation is what it is."