Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has always carried the persona of a no B.S. type of guy. O’Brien is known for his hard-nosed, fiery style of coaching, and at times, his less-than-tasteful language has been a talking point. Yet, normally that type of behavior is saved for the playing field in some capacity.
However, a video has surfaced of O’Brien’s antics boiling over into a spat with a fan in the midst of a potential home blowout earlier this season. It appears to have come during a 38-24 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 14.
Bill O’Brien’s NSFW Rant at Fan Caught on Video
A video obtained by TMZ Sports has emerged of Texans head football coach spewing expletive-filled insults towards an irate fan back in the tunnel during the game.
The video takes place at halftime in what would eventually be the 14-point loss to the Broncos. Interestingly enough, the shouting match occurred in the Texans home stadium, in a game which the team trailed 31-3 at the end of the second quarter. It’s unknown if this was a Texans or Broncos fan on the receiving end of O’Brien’s anger-filled rant, but there’s an obvious reason to believe the home fanbase wasn’t thrilled at this point.
In the video, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson can be seen looking back at the fan, while wideout DeAndre Hopkins physically restrains the coach, escorting him into the locker room with the rest of the team.
You can watch the entirety of the NSFW clip below, via the TMZSports YouTube channel.
Texans Have Their Hands Full in the Divisional Round
Texans signal-caller Deshaun Watson was all the media could talk about following the Houston Texans superb come-from-behind victory against the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs.
Watson dazzled with his exceptional Houdini impersonation, leading many to overlook the Texans’ more than worrisome string of poor play over the latter part of this season.
Houston failed to muster up a single offensive point in the first half of their playoff game vs. Buffalo. The Texans’ first-half struggles have become somewhat of a norm over recent weeks. In the regular season, Houston scores the seventh-fewest first-half points of any team in football. Over their last three weeks of play, they’ve seen their average drop to a minuscule 8.0 first-half points per game.
To make matters worse, Carlos Hyde has seemingly disappeared over his last two games. The running back has averaged fewer than 30 rushing yards per game over his last three contests.
All of this does not bode well for the Texans considering that their opponents this weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs, boast one of the league’s best defenses in all of football. Not to mention they have a guy on the offensive side of the ball named Patrick Mahomes that will likely not see the same struggles Houston has when it comes to racking up first-half points.