According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Texans HC Bill O’Brien elected to operate as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2017 now that they have officially parted ways with George Godsey.
Wilson points out that O’Brien doesn’t have an internal candidate lined up for the position and he had already been calling plays along with Godsey this season.
From there, O’Brien could reshuffle the team’s coaching staff to fill other positions.
Wilson suggests moving WRs coach Sean Ryan to QBs coach, TEs coach John Perry to WRs coach, and elevate offensive quality control coach/assistant OL coach Tim Kelly to TEs coach next season.
Wilson adds that with two years remaining on his contract, O’Brien may as well “double down” on himself and take over the coordinator position too as opposed to bringing in someone who won’t be as familiar with his system.
In 2016, the Texans ranked No. 28 in total points, No. 29 in total yards, No. 8 in rushing yards and No. 29 in passing yards.
We’ll have more regarding the Texans’ coordinator position as the news is available.