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Texans’ Bill O’Brien giving up offensive play-calling duties

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The Houston Texans managed to make it to the AFC Divisional Round before getting knocked out by the eventual Super Bowl champs. It appears head coach Bill O’Brien plans on making a few changes for the 2020 NFL season.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, O’Brien has revealed that offensive coordinator Tim Kelly will be calling plays next year:

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien announced that offensive coordinator Tim Kelly will call plays next season.

O’Brien has become accustomed to calling plays ever since his arrival. Of course, he has shown a willingness to switch things up like he did during the 2015 campaign when he promoted George Godsey to offensive coordinator and gave him play-calling duties. Unfortunately, Godsey was unable to take advantage of his new role and he was eventually fired.

Kelly is a product of O’Brien’s coaching tree after getting is start as an intern for his coaching staff while at Penn State. He has clearly managed to work his way up the ranks and there seems to be plenty of confidence that he is the right man for the job.

O’Brien’s decision to hand over calling plays could like be attributed to his elevated role s the general manager. He will certainly have plenty on his plate to deal with from here on out and it seems he is hoping to lighten his workload with the help of his coaching staff.

The onus will ultimately fall on Kelly to prove he is the right man for the job before O’Brien is forced to take it back once again.