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Bill O’Brien not concerned about Brock Osweiler’s interceptions

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 2: Brock Osweiler #17 of the Houston Texans scrambles against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  Texans won 27 to 20. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) Getty Images

Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler said last week that he felt criticism of his play in the early weeks of this season is “hilarious” before throwing two more interceptions in last Sunday’s victory over the Titans.

That left Osweiler with six interceptions on the year, a number that’s been topped by only Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston so far this season. With a game against a Vikings defense that has six interceptions of its own so far this season, coach Bill O’Brien was asked if he’s concerned about how often Osweiler’s passes are ending up in the hands of the other team.

“Am I concerned?’ No, I’m not,” O’Brien said, via ESPN.com. “I believe that it will get fixed. I think that overall Brock has played well for us. Other than the two interceptions, I thought the guy played a good football game for us [against Tennessee]. Got us into the right plays, good tempo, so we just need to stop turning the ball over and I think a lot goes into that. Not just one player.”

O’Brien blamed play calls for some of the picks while acknowledging that “a couple that haven’t been good decisions” by Osweiler. The interceptions haven’t stopped the Texans from going 3-1 to open the year, but the rate is going to have to drop in the coming weeks for the Texans to consistently find themselves on the right side of the final score.

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17 Responses to “Bill O’Brien not concerned about Brock Osweiler’s interceptions”
  1. sportmigos says: Oct 6, 2016 10:07 AM

    turnovers are not important in the nfl got it thanks bill

  2. nhpats says: Oct 6, 2016 10:12 AM

    I wonder if Bill is concerned with Brock’s inability to read a defense…..or Brock’s noodle-arm?

  3. htowntexan says: Oct 6, 2016 10:16 AM

    you have to be kidding me? if brock doesn’t stop throwing INTs, we need to look on down the bench. we aren’t going to be playing the Bears and Tennessee every week, and can’t afford to lose the turnover battle because the Oz is making stupid throws.

  4. bigdawgdaddy says: Oct 6, 2016 10:20 AM

    3 picks for the Vikings this week….Harrison Smith, Terrence Newman & Anthony Barr.
    Vikings 27
    Texans 13

  5. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 6, 2016 10:21 AM

    Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler said last week that he felt criticism of his play in the early weeks of this season is “hilarious”
    ________

    Well, then he’ll be laughing up a storm Sunday afternoon.

  6. scrp2 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:32 AM

    Brock could have been 4 – 0 with the Broncos with no scrutiny, but I guess that extra 2 million a year makes it all worth while, you know, the losing games, throwing interceptions, getting blasted by media, giving your coach headaches, missing the playoffs.

  7. tonebones says: Oct 6, 2016 10:36 AM

    Brock has thrown a heck of a lot more good passes than bad. It’s a brand new offense for him and he’s only going to get better. The guy is an absolute stud. Texans will have the last laugh.

  8. MD says: Oct 6, 2016 10:39 AM

    When reading about Brock, I often wonder what would Elway think (WWET). I suspect much of O’Brien’s defense of Osweiller correlates to the over-payment of the kid.

    It’s an understandable position to take, but doesn’t address the underlying problem that Osweiller is an average-at-best QB getting paid like a top-tier guy who’s eating up (along with Watt) an enormous amount of cap space.

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 6, 2016 10:48 AM

    nhpats says:
    Oct 6, 2016 10:12 AM
    I wonder if Bill is concerned with Brock’s inability to read a defense…..or Brock’s noodle-arm?

    ———————-

    You can say a lot of things about Brock but noodle-arm isn’t one of them. He has an NFL arm but he could improve his accuracy. Perhaps you’re confusing Brock with grandpa Brady.

  10. tremoluxman says: Oct 6, 2016 11:02 AM

    “Come to Papa, Brock,” Vikings ‘D’.

  11. intrafinesse says: Oct 6, 2016 11:11 AM

    What I like about Brock is his throwing motion.
    He winds up, like he’s going to throw it 60 yards, and it comes out like an off speed pitch in baseball and goes 12 yards.

  12. mogogo1 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:31 AM

    He’s got the disease that many guys with big arms have: He just guns it thinking that will makeup for the fact he has no clue where the defenders are.

    Elway is looking like a genius as he has two QBs who protect the ball who combined only make a fraction of what Osweiler does.

  13. thejesusofcool says: Oct 6, 2016 11:34 AM

    Denver thinks Brock’s picks are hilarious..

  14. mmack66 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:34 AM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 6, 2016 10:48 AM

    You can say a lot of things about Brock but noodle-arm isn’t one of them. He has an NFL arm but he could improve his accuracy. Perhaps you’re confusing Brock with grandpa Brady.
    ————————-

    Neither one has a noodle arm, Jets fan.

  15. 6ball says: Oct 6, 2016 11:43 AM

    .
    Interception Statistics by the numbers :

    Quarterback A throws a perfect strike to an uncovered receiver who catches it for a TD.

    Quarterback B throws a perfect strike to an uncovered receiver who has it deflect off his hands, into the arms of DB who returns for a pick six.

    It was the exact same pass, but with a totally different statistical outcome.

    As Benjamin Disraeli (not a Patriots fan) once noted, ” There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
    .

  16. purpleguy says: Oct 6, 2016 2:59 PM

    Young QBs make mistakes – what has the guy played — 11 NFL games? The Texans should focus upon the run this Sunday anyhow.

  17. goattoday says: Oct 6, 2016 3:50 PM

    New team, new offense, rookie receivers, free agents. Being 3-1 is pretty good! Plus there are 5 games left against AFC South opponents. Brock is doing fine!

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