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NFL Notebook: Wouldn’t go burying Bill O’Brien and Texans just yet, plus more Patriots roster thoughts

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Making fun of Bill O'Brien and the Texans after their two trades on Saturday was pretty much Football Twitter's national holiday. Pundits and regular fans just lambasted O'Brien after he shipped out former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, and paid a king's ransom for Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil.

To recap:

https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1167828420383911937

(Plus it was learned today that the Texans are nearly half Clowney's salary this year.)

https://twitter.com/Rotoworld_FB/status/1167923074190036993

There's no question that O'Brien, who is acting as the Texans' general manager right now after the team fired Brian Gaine and didn't land Nick Caserio, whiffed badly on the Clowney situation — way worse than the Patriots did with Jimmy Garoppolo.

But the real question is, especially for O'Brien, who's on the hot seat this year, is whether or not the Texans are a better team this season without Clowney and with Tunsil?

Obviously the results will speak for themselves, but you can make the argument the Texans are better for this season after the deals.