Last week, O'Brien said he would be willing to coach the final season without signing a contract extension and said earlier this month that he "will never quit as head football coach of the Houston Texans". Reports also surfaced Sunday morning that O'Brien was likely to return for 2018, which is the final year of his contract now.
Smith announced he is taking an extended leave of absence from his duties running the Texans to help his wife as she battles breast cancer.
How is he supposed to do that without a viable option at quarterback? With one game to play this year, Houston is just 4-11.
There had been reports that the Texans were headed for a showdown - Smith vs. head coach Bill O'Brien - with one or perhaps both being on the hot seat following the season.
After another insane offseason that included the unloading of Osweiler and trading up for DeShaun Watson, the Texans finally appeared to have some clarity and direction for the team going forward, but rumors of a poor relationship between coach and management persisted.
Well, the loss of Watson and a number of other key players, including J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus...
It has been a season of struggle for the Texans in 2017.
O'Brien has received public endorsements from Watson, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. The most notable incident was Smith signing QB Brock Osweiler without consulting O'Brien prior to the 2016 season.
"I don't have any comment on that", O'Brien said Sunday.
Key plays •Dak Prescott hit Brice Butler for a 20-yard touchdown pass to break the scoreless tie in the fourth quarter. Second-year pro Nate Sudfeld replaced Foles and was 19 of 23 for 134 yards in his first career game.
The Dorsey-Jackson relationship must be considered when the Haslams make the final decision whether to retain Jackson. I feel like they did a good job. "Mistakes can't be tolerated, so we're going to keep coaching DeShone".
In Oregon on Thursday, an appeals court upheld a $135,000 fine against Christian bakers who refused to make a gay wedding cake. The Kleins gathered with their attorneys outside. "Man's court is going to do what man's court is going to do".
It has been a record breaking journey for Tiger Zinda Hai and Bollywood couldn't have bargained for anything lesser from it. The movie, which hit the screens on December 22, got an extended opening weekend courtesy Christmas which was on Monday.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Weather service forecasters in Indianapolis said Sunday to expect wind chills from -25 to -15 Sunday through Tuesday night.
CNN reports the crew discovered the mystery passenger and alerted the pilot, who made a decision to return to LAX. Eventually, Teigen and Legend boarded a new flight that included Yoda as their flight buddy and Star Wars music.
During these events, the moon generally appears to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a typical full moon. But before that comes the Wolf Moon, the first "Supermoon" of 2018 when the moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky.
A local news organization has shared graphic footage of a man lying bloodied in the road, who it claims is one of the attackers. A video posted on social media purports to show Ismail roaming a deserted street before being struck by gunfire.
The movie is a sequel to Kabir Khan's " Ek Tha Tiger " (2012), which also had the same actors in the leading roles. Katrina is overwhelmed by the response Tiger Zinda Hai has generated at the box office.
Patriots clinch top seed in AFC with win over Jets
The Patriots opened up the game with a 13-play, 75-yard drive that made it look as if the Jets defense was in for a long day. Lewis spearheaded the rushing attack against the Jets, finding the end zone once through the air and once on the ground.
5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in shooting near Denver
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said via its Twitter account that a major highway south of the city was shut down Sunday. As the incident was still unfolding, police asked people to avoid the area and for those nearby to shelter in place.
Instagram's new 'Recommended for You' feature goes live
The idea was created to help users access updated stories and posts from interested events directly on their feed. One can switch it off by tapping on the three dot options button above the post and choosing the " Hide " option.
No. 23 Mississippi State vs. Louisville in TaxSlayer Bowl
And then one of college football's best players in 2016 Heisman victor and 2017 finalist Lamar Jackson of Louisville . Jackson, a Pompano Beach, Florida, native, has thrown for more than 3,400 yards and 25 touchdowns this season.
Safeguard your home against frozen water pipes
If you suspect your water meter or service line is frozen, you should call your local utility department to assess the situation. Water inside the meter can freeze, damaging it and requiring replacement of the entire unit at the homeowners' expense!
Jobless rate unchanged for second month in Stanislaus County
The statewide unemployment rate, which is seasonally adjusted, fell to 4.8 percent in November from 5.1 percent in October. Compared to counties across the state, Dutchess' 4.3 unemployment rate tied for the ninth-lowest unemployment in November.
Jay-Z Teases Music Video Feature Blue Ivy and Beyoncé
The clip features Jay walking with Blue into a church, and then getting into a confessional booth to confess his sins to Bey. Blue Ivy was only shown for a moment as she walked down the aisle of the church while hand-in-hand with her father.