O'Brien shoots down Clowney Instagram controversy

Jadeveon Clowney may (or may not) have liked an Instagram photo during the Houston Texans' 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Clowney, inactive with an illness, was lambasted in some pockets of the Internet for this alleged behavior, which (as the #hottake goes) showed horrendous, unconscionable judgment by the No. 1 overall pick.

It's weak criticism of a guy going through a fairly rough rookie year, and Texans coach Bill O'Brien had the good sense to treat the controversy with the levity it deserved on Monday.

"Yeah, he and I, like, we tweeted back and forth (Sunday) night," O'Brien said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I went on Spacebook. He went on Twitter. ... I mean, come -- I don't know, I don't. You know? This guy wants to play football. He's trying to get better to get back on the field. I'm not going down this Twitter road.

"I don't even know what that is really, to be honest with you," he went on. "Instagram: My kid was trying to talk to me about it last night. Like, 'This is what Instagram is Daddy.' I don't know. We're moving on from that. We're moving on."

Sometimes I'm tempted to call out coaches who claim ignorance on anything remotely connected to the technology sector, but then I remember all these guys work roughly 115 hours per week. Falling behind the times of regular human folk pretty much comes with the territory.

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