RTC: On Bill O'Brien's impact

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

On the eve of the NFL combine, the Texans are set to learn a lot more than they knew before about players they might target in May's draft.

I'll be heading to Indianapolis later today for the start of tomorrow's festivities. But before we get there, let's take a look at more of what's being said about the Texans.

Adam Schein of NFL.com says Texans coach Bill O'Brien will make the biggest impact among new coaches in 2014. Schein says O'Brien is taking over the league's worst team, but not the one with the worst talent.

Houston's ABC 13 checked in with another family dealing with the same condition that affects Texans coach Bill O'Brien's oldest son: lissencephaly. The story says Texas Children's doctors are treating about a dozen cases.

While conventional wisdom, given the Texans' past patters, indicates that if a player reaches free agency he's probably gone, a new coaching regime throws all that into flux. Texans' general manager Rick Smith and his staff of assistants work with the team's coaching staff on what their needs are and how to fill them. So if you've assumed that Texans defensive end Antonio Smith is probably gone, Smith would like to revisit that. Smith told Sports Radio 610 that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said O'Brien and the Texans really like him.