In response to PhatttVirgin's comment:
"INDIANAPOLIS – Bill O’Brien has a problem.
He spent years watching Tom Brady lead the New England offense while serving as the quarterbacks coach and later as the offensive coordinator. In other words, part of his job was to watch greatness on a daily basis.
But now the head coach of the Houston Texans, O’Brien knows that he has to distance himself from that experience and be careful to not allow Brady to set his standard for quarterback play.
Holding onto that would be unfair.
“In my opinion, you can’t compare guys to Tom Brady,” O’Brien said. “Guys like Tom Brady don’t come along all that often. He’s a great player, has had tremendous success in New England.
“You have to look at each player for what he is, individually, and how he fits your team. Whether he’s a quarterback or any other position.”
That’s a good approach, considering that O’Brien will likely be in the market for a quarterback during the draft, and it’s doubtful that he will find the next Brady in the pool of prospects. So instead, O’Brien will move forward with whoever he thinks is the best fit for his system.
As for his new job, O’Brien believes that his experiences in New England and later as the head coach of Penn State have helped prepare him for the role. In particular, he believes watching Bill Belichick prepare for games will prove to be valuable lessons.
“I've learned a lot from him. Between how to get ready for a game -- prepare a team for a game -- to evaluating your roster and getting ready for the draft, he and I have a good relationship,” O’Brien said. “I've seen him here. It's been good to see him. I think all of us who coached there from Bill learned a lot from him. I think I've said that a bunch in the past.”
Send Tom to Texans for the #1 and their next available pick. I'm just sayin'!