Mom of Texans coach Bill O'Brien shares thoughts on 'Hard Knocks'

It turns out his Bill O'Brien's mom is watching and has some thoughts about her son's starring role

HOUSTON -- Texans Coach Bill O'Brien told KHOU 11 News a week ago he didn't want his mother watching HBO's "Hard Knocks" which wrapped up its second episode Tuesday night.

It turns out his mom is watching and has some thoughts about her son's starring role. Namely, she wishes there wasn't so much profanity.

"I think it's one thing when you're coaching the kids and involved in football and practices," said Anne O'Brien, Bill O'Brien's mother.

She says it's another thing when the whole world is watching, adding that the profanity just isn't her boy.

"To be honest with you, he doesn't talk like that when he's home at all. Well, he's never talked that way around me," she said.

Beyond the cussing, mom says she's incredibly thrilled for her son. She spoke to KHOU 11 News over the phone from her home in Cape Cod, Mass. Tuesday night about "Hard Knocks."

"Oh, I loved it. I thought it was great," Anne O'Brien said. "His openings when talking to the new kids and introducing them to Houston; I'm sure he works at that so that they do get to know one another.

She also talked about Houston in general and what her son is trying to do for Texans football.

"He really cares a lot about bringing a good team for them to support and he's working very hard to bring that about, and I hope you give him all the support you ca,n because he really cares," Anne O'Brien said.

She insists her son doesn't need to go to confession. Instead she wants him to "just say a little prayer."

Anne says she's a big football fan herself. Her dad took to games when she was in high school.

She says she's optimistic about the Texans' chances this year.


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