Bill O’Brien says headset issues are commonplace in NFL games

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HOUSTON, TX – Thursday’s nights NFL season opener brought around a new controversy for the New England Patriots, with the Pittsburgh Steelers complaining about headset communication issues for the coaches.  The Patriots say they also experienced issues during the game.

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien says problems with headset communications are nothing new.

“I would say a headset issue happens every game,” O’Brien said at his press conference on Friday. “It happened in Dallas. It happens here. It happens wherever I’ve been.”

O’Brien says coaches have to be prepared to tackle the problem.

“We have a system if that happens, we react right away. I think our coaches did a really good job in that Dallas game of reacting to headsets going out, boom, this is how we’re going to communicate the play in.”

The Texans hope to send a clear message on Sunday when they face the Kansas City Chiefs in their season opener at NRG Stadium.

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