RTC: O'Brien talks quarterbacks

January, 15, 2014
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Nick Wright and John Lopez of Sports Radio 610 spoke with Bill O'Brien Tuesday about what he's looking for in the team's quarterback. He talked about flexibility and making sure his system fit the players. He had this to say about UCF's Blake Bortles, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel:
“I was able to see Blake Bortles up-close because we played Central Florida at Penn State and they beat us. He was a smart player. An accurate passer. A guy that could do a lot of different things. You could tell he was really a student of the game. He’s a good football player.”

The other two O’Brien hasn’t studied much of, just catching a few games on TV over the past couple years.

“I haven’t watched Teddy Bridgewater much at all. I have seen him on TV. An exciting player. A guy that did a great job for Louisville. A guy I can tell is a good football player.”

“Obviously a very exciting player,” O’Brien said of Johnny Manziel. “A guy that's a playmaker that does a lot of great things on the field.”

The Houston Chronicle checked in with Houston attorney Eugene Egdorf on the settlement of the concussion lawsuit brought against the NFL by players. Egdorf said there is not enough money in the suit to cover those who are already sick and those who will become sick.

Pro Football Focus was not kind to the Texans' offensive line, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. They listed left tackle Duane Brown as the stud of the group and right tackle Derek Newton as the dud of the group.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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