Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 2 days ago
Osweiler has displayed a tendency to lock onto his primary read, something the Patriots exploited in Houston's 27-0 loss in Week 3, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
On the one interception he threw Thursday, Osweiler locked onto DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter, failing to look off the defense or use a pump fake, leading to Jamie Collins picking him off. He'll need to break himself of that habit and vows to examine the tape and become a better quarterback. After a nice first week, of the season, Osweiler has thrown three interceptions to one touchdown in the previous two games.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 4 days ago2 Comments
Osweiler completed 24 of 41 passes for 196 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 27-0 loss to the Patriots, while also getting sacked twice. He also gained 13 yards on his sole rush.
Another highly effective defensive game plan by Bill Belichick and his staff significantly limited the Texans and Osweiler, leading to their poorest showing of the season. Stalwart corner Malcolm Butler helped take dynamic rookie Will Fuller away for the majority of the night, while DeAndre Hopkins appeared to spend most of the contest bogged down by double coverage. It helped lead to Osweiler completing less than 50 percent of his targets (seven of 15) to his top two receivers and often having to settle for dump-off passes to tight end Ryan Griffin, who led the team in both receptions (eight) and targets (10). The 10-day break between games is likely a welcome break for the young signal-caller and the team as a whole after the blowout loss, one which they'll try to bounce back from in a Week 4 home date against the Titans.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 week ago1 Comment
Osweiler connected on 19 of 33 passes for 268 yards, one touchdown and two picks in Sunday's win over Kansas City. He lost three yards on two rushes.
Osweiler saw a more up-and-down performance in Week 2 against a defense superior to Houston's opening weekend opponent, Chicago. Houston's first two drives encapsulated Osweiler's talents an shortcomings. After leading the team into the red zone on the opening possession, Osweiler was flushed out of the pocket, didn't set his feet and threw a pick in the end zone. On his very next throw, he landed a perfect rainbow right into the arms of DeAndre Hopkisn for a touchdown. Osweiler's second pick was a combination of sub-optimal ball placement and the talents of Kansas City's Marcus Peters. It's hard to keep in mind that, despite the big contract, Osweiler has about a half a season of play under his belt and edges to his game are still in need of smoothing. If there is a place to be excited, it's that first-round pick Will Fuller is showing legitimate ability to be a quality No. 2 target behind Hopkins.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 2 weeks ago
Osweiler completed 22 of 35 passes for 231 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 23-14 win over the Bears. He added 16 yards on four carries.
Osweiler benefited from the emergence of first-round pick Will Fuller alongside DeAndre Hopkins on the outside, as the two wide receivers combined for 161 receiving yards and both Texans touchdowns. Houston featured a balanced attack with 35 runs and 35 passes, and that should continue to be the case with fellow newcomer Lamar Miller primed to carry the mail on the ground. Despite the talented receiving corps, expectations should be tempered for the 25-year-old quarterback after he topped 300 passing yards just once in seven starts for the Broncos.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago1 Comment
Osweiler completed 11 of 13 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.
Both incompletions were dropped passes, including one on a deep ball by rookie Will Fuller, who made up for it by catching three passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. Osweiler was also efficient throwing to his other wideouts, with DeAndre Hopkins catching both of his targets for 41 yards and Braxton Miller going 3-for-3 for 29 yards. The first two preseason games were a mixed bag, but Sunday showed that the Houston offense has immense potential -- if Osweiler, Fuller and Braxton Miller develop faster than expected.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago
Osweiler completed 12-of-19 passes for 124 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Houston's win over New Orleans in preseason Week 2.
The Texans worked in more plays and offensive sets during the second week for Osweiler, who played into the second quarter. We got a good look at Osweiler's interaction with his new rookie wideouts -- Will Fuller and Braxton Miller -- who combined for 12 targets. His fade route touchdown pass to Fuller in the first quarter was as good as it gets. Working behind a makeshift line -- four of five projected starters didn't play -- Osweiler was better this week than what he showed in preseason Week 1 against the 49ers. His major blemish was a second attempted fade route to Fuller that was underthrown and resulted in an interception. The bottom line, it looks like Osweiler has a wealth of targets and this could be a productive offense in the NFL this season, if the offensive line gets healthy.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago2 Comments
Houston head coach Bill O'Brien was not alarmed by Osweiler's performance in the team's preseason opener against the 49ers, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Osweiler completed 4-of-7 passes for 27 yards and a 65.8 passer rating.
It's no surprise that O'Brien would not admit concern after his newly minted starting quarterback could not generate points in three drives. Other than one medium-range pass to DeAndre Hopkins, Osweiler's attempts were short throws in the five-yard range, as the overall game plan could be described as "vanilla." "We ran the ball quite a bit. We threw some quick game. He had one fade ball to DeAndre that was close. The DB made a really good play on it," said O'Brien.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago2 Comments
Osweiler completed 4-of-7 passes for 27 yards in Houston's preseason opening win over San Francisco.
Osweiler directed the team's first three drives, but did not generate any points despite moving into 49ers territory twice. It's not a great start to the Osweiler era, but this is a revamped offense with several new skill pieces, so there will be some time needed to develop chemistry. The positive spin is that the Texans got some film to review and they can adjust as necessary.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 2 months ago
Osweiler said he felt comfortable Sunday during Houston's first training camp practice, John McCain of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I felt extremely comfortable today," he said. "Whenever you're in a new system, and you go on summer break and come back for training camp, you don't know how much is really going to stick. I felt extremely comfortable calling the plays, hearing the plays in the helmet. We audibled a few times at the line of scrimmage."
Oswieler is eager to get started with his new team and new playbook. The quarterback isn't the only new element on offense. The Texans will have a new running back, a couple of new receivers and at least two new members on the offensive line. Osweiler and his teammates have a lot of work to do to become an in-sync unit. That process began Sunday. Now, they'll review the video, figure out what didn't work properly, and make adjustments to correct any mistakes.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 7 months ago1 Comment
Osweiler's deal with the Texans is believed to be a four-year, $72-million pact, the Denver Post reports.
The report suggests that the Broncos offered Osweiler a multi-year deal worth more than $16 million per year to remain with Denver, but he'll instead get a fresh start with the Texans, a team that has been longing for some stability at the quarterback position.