O'Brien on Tim Kelly calling plays: 'He did a good job'

Texans score 30 points on 410 yards of offense

August 18, 2019 - 12:07 am

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Tim Kelly called some of the offensive plays against the Lions in Saturday’s win.

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“He did a good job, it was a collaborative effort, but he did a good job.  He got the play in quickly and there were no hiccups with substitutions or anything like that,” Texans’ Head Coach Bill O’Brien said about his offensive coordinator, Tim Kelly.

Kelly did a good job according to his boss, but who will call plays during the season is still a mystery.  It could be Kelly, it could be O’Brien, or it could be a collection of the two, but Saturday Kelly had most of the responsibility albeit in a preseason game.

“A lot of it is a collaborative effort, we do it together, I called some tonight, he called some tonight,” O’Brien said.  He called a majority of them, did a nice job, preseason game, did a nice job.”

Kelly, like O’Brien, enters his sixth season with the Texans, but is in his first season as the offensive coordinator.  He was at Penn State with O’Brien and his boss brought him to Houston when he was named the head coach.  Kelly started as an offensive quality control coach, before moving up the ladder to an assistant offensive line coach in 2016, the tight ends coach in 2017 and 2018 and then named the offensive coordinator in the offseason.