Texans coach Bill O'Brien took a break today from "positive, productive discussions" with owner Bob McNair and vice chairman Cal McNair to meet with the media.

O'Brien wouldn't talk specifically about his contract that has one year remaining, but he's expected to sign an extension once the new general manager is hired to replace Rick Smith.

O'Brien reiterated he wants to continue to be the Texas' coach and praised the McNairs and the "positive discussions" about everything in the organization.

"The McNairs are fantastic bosses, and they don't rush into anything," O'Brien said. "The talks are about what's best for this organization. There's a bright future for the organization. We're having positive, production discussions. Mr. McNair wants to win a Super Bowl and to give back to the city.

"The big thing for me and the McNairs is alignment philosophically (with new GM)."

O'Brien said the goal is to turn around a 4-12 season and do what it takes to return to the playoffs.