O’Brien addressed the story in this morning’s Chronicle detailing the battle against cancer that Texans owner Bob McNair has been waging in private over the last several months.

Anything between myself and Mr. McNair regarding when I found about it will stay between (us),” he said, “but I know this, he’s a fantastic owner. I’ve enjoyed my eight months on the job. He’s a guy you can talk honestly with he gives you an honest opinion back. I think that’s all you can ask from your owner.