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Brock Osweiler says blame is on him for struggles against Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Brock Osweiler #17 of the Houston Texans throws a pass during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Houston Texans scored zero points against the New England Patriots on Thursday night, which tends to make it somewhat challenging to win a football game.

The Texans lost 27-0 to the Patriots and third-string rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Osweiler says the blame is one him for the loss. The Texans didn’t score any points and – as the quarterback – that’s on him.

I think any time an offense struggles to develop a rhythm, struggles scoring points, the first thing you have to examine is the quarterback,” Osweiler said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’ll take the blame for this one. Anytime a team doesn’t score points, it’s on me.

“I’ll examine the tape very closely. I’ll become a better quarterback from this experience. Bottom line: I needed to play better to allow our team to have an opportunity to try to win the ballgame.”

Osweiler completed 24 of 41 passes for 196 yards with an interception in the loss. He didn’t get the benefit of three turnovers in opponent territory like Brissett did. However, the Texans didn’t cross midfield until late in the third quarter.

“They didn’t do anything we weren’t expecting. Bottom line: I need to play better so I can give this team an opportunity to win ballgames like this,” Osweiler said.

Osweiler has thrown four interceptions in three games with only three touchdowns and is completing under 60 percent of his passes.

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35 Responses to “Brock Osweiler says blame is on him for struggles against Patriots”
  1. onebuffalove716 says: Sep 23, 2016 3:23 AM

    There’s a reason he couldn’t replace the ineffective Manning last year

  2. broncosgreatestfan says: Sep 23, 2016 4:46 AM


  3. milehigh3132 says: Sep 23, 2016 5:02 AM

    At least you got your money, Brock. Maybe now the Texans understand why Elway wasn’t willing to pay what they were.

  4. 6ball says: Sep 23, 2016 5:34 AM

    This game was a prime example of what Belichick calls ” complimentary football” . That’s when the defense / special teams keep the offense in favorable field position / down and distance situations, so as to lighten their workload. Brissett also knew that defense and special teams would step up even if a drive stalled and they had to kick.

    Their defense and their punter were the Patriots best offensive weapons last night.

  5. dirtdawg54 says: Sep 23, 2016 5:36 AM

    No one could have predicted Osweiler would struggle this year. Oh wait. Pretty much everyone did.

  6. JackedUpSports says: Sep 23, 2016 6:07 AM

    Maybe Houston should have consulted with their Head Coach, who is a QB guru, before throwing money at the kid.

  7. sorosbolshevism says: Sep 23, 2016 6:55 AM

    Brock Osweiler will be Rick Smith’s Waterloo.

  8. eagleswin says: Sep 23, 2016 7:01 AM

    I am guessing right now you are double checking how much of your money is guaranteed.

    It looked like there were 2 rookie QBs out there.

  9. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 23, 2016 7:12 AM

    Brock, you didn’t fumble 2 kickoffs so you not on blame island alone.

    But at least you can say you beat NE last year on that “system” team where any QB can win, even a rookie!

  10. vinzclorth0 says: Sep 23, 2016 7:29 AM

    Bet they’re glad they gave him $72M. BO looked like Jim Druckenmiller out there.

  11. denverdave3 says: Sep 23, 2016 7:34 AM

    “Osweiler has thrown four interceptions in three games with only three touchdowns and is completing under 60 percent of his passes.”

    This is exactly why Elway let him go. He’s no better than average and not worth an 8-digit salary.

  12. brwmstr says: Sep 23, 2016 7:44 AM

    That is a great attitude. From a Pats Fan. He will get better

  13. dreadnok89 says: Sep 23, 2016 7:45 AM

    Ya we know.

  14. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says: Sep 23, 2016 7:58 AM

    The blame is on you Brock, when you lock on receivers continually. You have been in the NFL since 2012. Its time to start playing like it.

  15. milehighmagik7 says: Sep 23, 2016 8:07 AM

    Remeber the first Day of free agency when the haters were saying that Elway was a fool for not giving in to Brock and paying him more then Tom Brady. Looks like Elway was right again. Brock did look good at time last year but his stats were almost identical to Hoyer and now he’s playing like him. I hope he does turn it around because I do like him but he was very unproven to throw that kind of money at

  16. bigcid10 says: Sep 23, 2016 8:34 AM

    the Texan’s and their coaching staff are an embarrassment
    to the NFL and to US fans
    They have no idea what they were doing out there last night

  17. captainwhodat says: Sep 23, 2016 8:42 AM

    maybe, just maybe, that Elway fellow knew what he was doing when he declined Osweiler salary demands and let him walk…

  18. Sinuous Sausage says: Sep 23, 2016 8:43 AM

    I was relieved when Denver shipped Osweiler for reasons everyone could see last night. Given his size, you might expect a less dumb version of Roethlisberger but instead you get a noodle-armed Puft man. That’s aside from the gargantuan contract he’s sitting on. Good move, Elway

  19. officialgame says: Sep 23, 2016 8:53 AM

    Gee, all this time I thought it was my fault.

  20. bleedredandgold says: Sep 23, 2016 8:58 AM

    He was terrible last night. Brutal reads…. Low throws…. Panicky. Looks like a back up qb that got paid waaay too much. Somewhere Elway is laughing.

  21. intrafinesse says: Sep 23, 2016 9:05 AM

    Osweiller is doing a great job.
    He’s making 18MM a year.

  22. ricko1112 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:09 AM

    I believe I read that the Texans signed Brock without the coach even meeting him!

  23. newjerseygiants says: Sep 23, 2016 9:23 AM

    Once he gets cut next year, he’ll be known as Brock Arsewiper, men’s room attendant at Mile High.

  24. bullogne says: Sep 23, 2016 9:34 AM

    Brock chose Houston because “they gave him the best chance to win!”

  25. htowntexan says: Sep 23, 2016 9:45 AM

    i think he is no good, but lets not forget that Elway was ready to pay the guy $16 million/year. It’s not like Elway discarded him–Elway thought he was elite too.

  26. weepingjebus says: Sep 23, 2016 9:51 AM

    I was rooting for a safety there at the end. Texans might have forced him to fly home sitting on the wing.

  27. wordzhurt says: Sep 23, 2016 10:05 AM

    As a Pats fan, everyone just relax. It’s early. The Texans had to travel on a short week against what has been one of the best teams in football for a decade and a half.

    Watt didn’t do anything either but nobody’s whining about him being overpaid.

    We’re on to Cincinnati.

  28. denver1983 says: Sep 23, 2016 10:08 AM

    So glad Denver got rid of this guy

  29. nhpats says: Sep 23, 2016 10:17 AM

    Elway was laughing his behind of watching last night’s game……knowing he made the right decision….

  30. shogunassasin30 says: Sep 23, 2016 10:37 AM

    Mr. Denver Bronco himself, John Freaking Elway knows what the hell he is doing.

  31. firecracker87 says: Sep 23, 2016 10:44 AM

    Oh, don’t fret. He’ll be a good QB so long as the Texans are playing checkers with the other teams instead of chess against the Pats.

  32. deepwater805 says: Sep 23, 2016 11:26 AM

    I sure hope that Brock enjoys his SB50 ring, because that’s the last one he’ll ever get.

  33. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 23, 2016 12:54 PM

    Good for Brock to take ownership for the loss but the whole team played like crap. That’s more on the coaches. Team came flat, unprepared, and not ready for primetime. Talented team but poorly coached.

  34. blackbeard43 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:55 PM

    All I saw this kid do was check-down throws. Played like a rookie.

  35. coloradocowboy says: Sep 23, 2016 2:53 PM

    Brock wanted to step out from Payton Manning’s shadow, right?

    D@mn, that sunshine is BRIGHT!

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