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It’s that bad.Ed: At Battle Red Blog I’m seeing calls for coach Bill O’Brien’s job. If this season goes bad for the Texans, how much trouble is in O’Brien in?Brett: Very, very little. He just got extended for four more years, so it would take either an unbelievable disaster like going winless all year, or some sort of personal scandal (which won’t happen) to get O’Brien fired at this point in time. And that’s okay with me - I still personally think he’s a good coach, but the Texans pretty much never start fast under him. Hell, we probably won’t even know what kind of team we have until October, because the first three to four weeks of the season are routinely full of really bad football in the O’Brien era. That’s just kind of how it’s always been, unfortunately. Ed: I don’t know the Houston roster incredibly well, and many Giants fans are probably the same way. Who are 2-3 guys we might not know a lot about who we should be looking for on Sunday?Brett: Zach Cunningham is a beast of a linebacker against the run, but he can’t cover worth a damn in the open field so that’s probably Barkley’s best matchup he’ll get all season. Look for him to get a lot of targets just because of that alone. Also look for D.J. Reader, who is quickly becoming one of the most disruptive nose tackles in the entire NFL. So far this year you could argue that he’s been the best player in Houston’s entire front seven, and that’s really saying something. Ed: If I gave you the opportunity to take any player off the Giants roster EXCEPT Saquon Barkley or Odell Beckham Jr. (because picking one of those guys is too easy) who would it be? 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Jackrabbit can step in from day one and just be a stabilizing presence outside the hashes, which is really what we need most right now. Ed: How do you see this season playing out for Houston? If Deshaun Watson can stay healthy they can’t be headed for 4-12 again, can they?Brett: I think they can challenge for the division if they stay healthy and O’Brien stops making Andy Reid-ish game management decisions late in games, but they are already two back from Jacksonville so climbing back into the race will be tough. I did have them as a wild card team before the season started though, so at least that goal is still reasonably attainable if they can get a win this week. They really can’t drop to 0-3. That would pretty much ruin the season. Nick Mullens knows how to make a good first impression.Whether it was wearing a suit to his pre-draft interview with the San Francisco 49ers or setting records in his NFL debut, Mullens has proven that he can get off on the right foot in a new situation.Now the key for Mullens heading into his second start for the 49ers (2-7) on Monday night against the New York Giants will be building on the big performance he had last week against the Oakland Raiders to earn that second chance.Instead of getting rushed into action on a short week with no real practice, Mullens gets the benefit of a full week of work with his teammates as he tries to match the three-touchdown performance in a 34-3 win over the Raiders last Thursday night."He doesn't have to cram everything in in a day and a half," coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday. "He's got the whole week to kind of let it saturate, learn the play calls, spit them out easier, gets to throw some full-speed balls to all our players where last week there wasn't one full-speed rep. I think it helps prepare him more and makes him more comfortable going into the game."Mullens has felt comfortable ever since joining the Niners. He impressed people by dressing up for the interview and even though he went undrafted out of Southern Mississippi, he showed enough to stick around last year on the practice squad.Mullens kept working hard, knowing the offense as well as anyone and improving at working under center after spending so much time in college in the shotgun that he had to watch YouTube videos to teach himself how to drop back properly."He worked as hard as anyone last year and he played scout team safety all last year [url=http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-will-hernandez-jersey]Cheap Will Hernandez Jersey[/url] ," Shanahan said. 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That's the highest since the merger for a player in his debut with at least 20 attempts.Mullens also joined Hall of Famers Jim Kelly (1986) and Fran Tarkenton (1961) as the only QBs to throw for at least 250 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception in their NFL debuts.That made it an easy call to give Mullens a second start this week, although Shanahan said he will evaluate the quarterbacks on a week-to-week basis."I don't think it was too tough of a decision," Shanahan said. "Our team played really well and he played well. It was going to be hard to not give him the opportunity."About the only time Mullens got flustered was when Shanahan kept talking after relaying the play call into Mullens' helmet. Mullens got frustrated enough that teammates said he told Shanahan to quiet down even though the helmet offers only one-way communication.That ended up amusing his teammates and lightening the mood in the huddle."Sometimes in the huddle, you hear the play call and you're ready to repeat it ...," Mullens said. "I was just ready to call the play."Shanahan joked that Mullens will have to yell at him louder if he wants his coach to hear him on the sideline but he understands the frustration."That's always the dilemma for coaches and quarterbacks. It's funny because I know if I was a quarterback and someone was yelling in my ears, I would handle it much worse than those guys would," Shanahan said. "I struggle. 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