Playing under O'Brien made Ex-Texan Brandon Brooks think about retirement

"I almost retired. (Bleep) was miserable every day. Every day." said Brandon Brooks

May 31, 2018 - 12:59 pm

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Some call it the "Patriots Way," but Ex-Texans guard Brandon Brooks calls it "miserable." 

After the Eagles' second OTAs, the subject of talks was the "Patriots Way" and coach Bill Belichick for taking the fun out of football.

"It’s crazy that people haven’t known this. It’s been this way for like a decade," said Brooks to Bleeding Green Nation. "You’ve seen— Reggie Wayne did it. He retired. He went there for a training camp and retired. (Bleep) is not fun there. I was under the same regime in Houston. I almost retired. (Bleep) was miserable, every day. Every day."

"I’ll put it this way. I was going into my third year in Houston. O’Brien had just come in," Brooks said about Belichick protege and new Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien. "And, you know, players who’ve made Pro Bowls, All-Pro teams, whatever, they had their pictures on the wall and stuff. It was down the hallway as you go to lunch, you get to see how the players handle their business. When he came in, man, all those pictures were taken down."

Brandon Brooks, a Pro Bowl guard selected #76 by the Houston Texans in the 2012 NFL Draft, played for the Texans from 2012-2015 with the 2014-2015 season under Bill O'Brien. In 2015 he signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Houston Texans signed the veteran guard Jeff Allen to a four-year contract but Allen was designated to the PUP list on May 11, 2018.