Bill O’Brien has nothing more to say about Brock Osweiler

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Amid reports that a halftime altercation between Texans coach Bill O’Brien and former Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler became physical and in the aftermath of the hot potato trade that sent Osweiler to Cleveland, O’Brien has nothing more to say about the player who was one of the crown jewels of the free agency class of 2016.

Prior to a Special Olympics banquet on Sunday, O’Brien declined comment on the incident from halftime of the Week 17 game at Tennessee.

“I think [General Manager] Rick Smith’s statement said it all,” O’Brien said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “We wish Brock the best, but we’re moving on.”

The failure to say anything about Osweiler says everything. The player they signed sight unseen a year ago is a guy they want out of their sight, permanently.

70 responses to “Bill O’Brien has nothing more to say about Brock Osweiler

  1. lsuzilla says:
    Mar 12, 2017 8:39 PM
    Did the broncos spread that story in hopes of steering Romo away from the Texans?

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    Brock was so mad at the Broncos after being benched for Manning, he never returned their phone calls after the season was over to discuss a contract.

    The alleged fights fits that same attitude.

  2. I mean how do you sign a guy when you never had any contact with him/ how does that GM have a job. It seems like Osweiller is a douche wasnt he in a pizza fight or some ish like that.

  3. Brock needs to grow up quickly. Sure get mad at Denver for being benched but he wasn’t good as he thought. And another thing he shouldn’t be mad for the money he got whether he plays or not! He sucks overall.

  4. Billy O is a victim of circumstances.
    This is what happens when you sign a backup system QB who is used to a West Coast Offense and try to insert him into an Erhardt Perkins system without even talking to the guy first.

    Rick Smith ought to get the axe for that bonehead move!

  5. Is it time to re-think Bill O’s reputation as a QB coach/developer/whisperer?
    Sideline argument with Brady, Mallett missing a team flight to a game, physical confrontation with Osweiler.

  6. Uh, Oz played his first three seasons running the Manning offense, which isn’t exactly Erhardt Perkins, but is much closer to that than it is to the WC.

  7. bobsacamano2 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 8:48 PM
    To whomever is the next QB here: enjoy walking into this disaster. 8 QBs in 3 years.
    ————————————-
    The last few QBs were awful at best. Just have a QB rating of 1000 and Texans will be Super Bowl winners.

  8. Totally agree Smith was a moron for signing Brock. Aside from that and Brock totally stinking up the joint. It was destined to fail because Houston isn’t big enough for both Obrien and Brock’s D Bag egos to coexist. They both could stand to grow up some I think. As Rick Smith needs to study up so he doesn’t make another bonehead mistake. Next one probably won’t be a do over whopsie daisy.

  9. After the season Osweiler put in,I would have nothing more to say either if I was Bill O’Brien.
    Apparently,Brock is the only one who thinks he’s a good QB. I would have paid for his flight to Cleveland.

  10. Isn’t O’Brien supposed to have the reputation of a QB guru? During his time with the Texans, and going through 8 QBs, it would appear that his reputation of developing that position is overrated.

  11. If you are what your record says you are, then Bill O’Brien is a 9-7 NFL head coach, who has trouble making up his mind about his quarterback.

    TASK: name all the head coaches who have gone to the Super Bowl with that profile. 😉

  12. 6ball says:
    Mar 12, 2017 9:34 PM
    .
    If ever a post cried out for an “on to Cincinnati reference”…

    Or on to Cleveland?

  13. “The failure to say anything about Osweiler says everything. ”

    Actually what it says is they are following NFL rules which says coaches can’t talk about players on another team in the manner you think he should be talking.

  14. As Qb, Brock is better than me.
    As a fan, idk what any team had seen or see’s in him.

    The Broncos knew what they had. The Texans didn’t.
    Who knows what Browns were thinking. They picked up a horrible player to try & flip.

  15. “The failure to say anything about Osweiler says everything. ”

    ___

    Yes, he’s on another team so proper decorum dictates he say as little as possible. That said, it’s a safe assumption that yes they also want nothing more to do with him, there’s just no way that’s the primary reason for the lack of info.

  16. atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Mar 12, 2017 9:53 PM
    Isn’t O’Brien supposed to have the reputation of a QB guru? During his time with the Texans, and going through 8 QBs, it would appear that his reputation of developing that position is overrated.

    ________

    Without a doubt but it’s also a case of GIGO, garbage in/out

  17. If I was Romo, I might be cautious about going to the Texans. They have gone through a lot of quarterbacks in the last few years. A lot of quarterbacks.

  18. Who knows what Browns were thinking. They picked up a horrible player to try & flip.

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    The Browns were thinking “We’re getting Houston’s 2nd round draft pick!”

  19. If I am 25 and somebody offers me $72M…….I’m saying yes…..

    Good for Brock…..he might suck but the Texans suck more for offering him the money

  20. Let’s not forget Brock looked good in Denver. Houston paid too much for him and they got an opportunity to dump him, so they did. This is a perfect example of how career wise taking the big contract isn’t always the best choice. But financialy, how could he turn down that money?

    Brock might still become a starting qb in a lower pressure situation and with a coaching staff that matches up with him better.

    Not sure what the Browns were thinking. Brock is a guy you sign for a 3 year, 2-3 million per year. They are going to have to eat an awful lot of that salary to get rid of him.

  21. atwatercrushesokoye says:

    How many people on here even know what that refers to without googling it. I like it. I remember watching that in horror as a kid though. I loved the Nigerian Nightmare!

  22. If I was Romo, I might be cautious about going to the Texans. They have gone through a lot of quarterbacks in the last few years. A lot of quarterbacks.

    and Bill and the boys have no made on of them better…. they suck then their gone!

  23. “jag1959 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 8:42 PM
    O’Brien won, he doesn’t need to say a damn thing.”

    What did he win?

  24. And who really knows what’s going on in the dark halls of Berea. Maybe Huey Jackson’s ego is allowing him to believe he is a better QB whisperer than Billy O’Brian. Maybe the unspoken and secretive plan is to keep Osweiler and let him function behind what is becoming a powerful O-line. And then, again, maybe Belichick likes Osweiler (he’s tall like Brady and he beat the Pats once, and almost beat him in the play-offs). Maybe the Browns are going to include Osweiler along with a #2 this year and a #2 next year, for Garoppolo.

  25. Browns likely to restructure Osweiler’s contract to convert 8-12 million to a signing bonus if they can negotiate a trade. That would reduce his salary to 4-8 million which would be his value as a backup QB. The Browns also needed to spend some money to reach the salary floor, so this deal allowed them to get an asset, or more, for the expense without having to overpay too many FAs.

  26. There are some lessons that can be learned here. For GMs, the lesson is, “don’t acquire a player sight unseen.” For players, the lesson is, “more money isn’t everything, especially if you’re in it for the long term.”

    Brady’s my example on this. He’s always taken less money than he could command, in order that there is more money available to acquire good teammates. He’s lasted what, 17 years now, and that’s one of the reasons (not the only one, and not even the main one, but it’s still one of them).

    Manning, for all his knowledge and skill, insisted on being highly paid. One consequence was his teams’ reduced ability to continue to acquire good surrounding players.

    Finally, players have left teams for a lot more money and have very often wound up in bad fits for their situation at the time. In many of those situations (and with 20/20 hindsight) they would have been much better off taking a bit less money to remain with their original team.

    We don’t know if Osweiler would have flamed out had he remained in Denver, but the odds are he would have done better there and he would have lasted longer.

  27. Still blows me away they signed him to a monster deal without meeting face to face. That has to be a first.

  28. kenmasters34 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 11:57 PM

    “jag1959 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 8:42 PM
    O’Brien won, he doesn’t need to say a damn thing.”

    What did he win?
    —————————————-
    Got out of that horrible contract, silly…

  29. atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Mar 12, 2017 9:53 PM

    Isn’t O’Brien supposed to have the reputation of a QB guru? During his time with the Texans, and going through 8 QBs, it would appear that his reputation of developing that position is overrated.
    ————————————————–
    Developing? Maybe not. But they’ve had 8-9 different starting QB’s in the 3 years he’s been coach and they’ve finished 9-7 all three years, won the division twice and won a playoff game, all with garbage QB’s.

    So yeah, he may not be a “guru” but he’s a good coach.

  30. if antonio ramiro signs with texas, then all they need is a power back compliment to lamar miller…lat murray…?

  31. Isn’t O’Brien supposed to have the reputation of a QB guru? During his time with the Texans, and going through 8 QBs, it would appear that his reputation of developing that position is overrated.

    ——-—————

    Not even the greatest chef in the world can make dog crap taste good. Blame the horrible GM there. Not one of those 8 has succeeded after leaving the Texans. They’ve had chances to draft potential franchise QBs and passed every time. The fact that they keep making the playoffs with total garbage at the QB position is on O’Brien, I don’t care how bad the AFC South has been, that’s impressive.

  32. If you are what your record says you are, then Bill O’Brien is a 9-7 NFL head coach, who has trouble making up his mind about his quarterback.

    TASK: name all the head coaches who have gone to the Super Bowl with that profile. 😉
    _ _ _ _ _

    I can think of one… Ken Whisenhunt.

  33. I see a lot of people trying to blame Osweiler, and I’m not saying he isn’t contentious in anyway. But Bill O’Brien is considered both overbearing and vehement, he’s gotten into beefs with more quarterbacks then Bill Parcells, June Jones, Les Steckel and Josh McDaniels combined!

    Someone above said that he didn’t fit the system, how about read the bio, the kid is from a collegiate spread offense, the problem is, that the G.M. is a walking, talking diaper stain, the franchises with close ties to Smith do not even like dealing with him, his success came thanks mostly to Mike Shanahan who was a great coach but horrible General Manager. As well as Bill O’Brien never had a say in adding Osweiler, he did not want him and instead he caused a rift that had to be fixed, much like McDaniels did with Cutler in Denver a few years back.

  34. Romo played for Parcells so the transition to O’Brien should be pretty simple. I suspect Romo’s release and signing with the Texans will happen fairly soon.

  35. People rarely like to talk about the stupid things they’ve done.
    Overpaying Brock was stupid…giving Cleveland two picks to fix your mistake was also stupid but necessary.

  36. You don’t mess with Bill O’Brien.. He wanted to beat on Tom Brady back in 2011… And Penn State said “yeah, we need that guy”.

  37. “Let’s not forget Brock looked good in Denver.”
    ______________

    He really didn’t. He looked serviceable for 3-4 games before having a 5 turnover game running an offense designed to prevent turnovers which is how he lost the job to Manning. He never once won a game on his own or looked truly good. With that defense anybody not turning it over every play would have looked as good if not better.

  38. 63deuceman says:
    Mar 13, 2017 7:29 AM
    If you are what your record says you are, then Bill O’Brien is a 9-7 NFL head coach, who has trouble making up his mind about his quarterback.

    TASK: name all the head coaches who have gone to the Super Bowl with that profile. 😉

    Joe Gibbs, Tom Landry, Don Shula, Brian Billick………

  39. QB Guru Bill O’Brien’s track record:

    – Tom Brady wins two Super Bowls after he leaves.
    – Brian Hoyer improves after he leaves.
    – Christian Hackenberg can’t crack the field for the Jets.
    – Brock Osweiler goes from 86.4 passer rating to 72.2.
    – He shuffled through 6 QBs in three seasons.

    Maybe the problem is Bill O’Brien and not the quarterbacks.

  40. kenmasters34 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 11:57 PM
    “jag1959 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 8:42 PM
    O’Brien won, he doesn’t need to say a damn thing.”

    What did he win?
    ______________________

    He’s still there and the hissy fit clown with all the presumed leverage due to his ridiculous contract is gone. There can be no doubt in that locker room whose team that is now. If you can’t see the win for O’Brien in a gone Osweiler and a chastised Smith you haven’t been paying attention.

  41. kevinlawrencecantor says:
    Mar 13, 2017 10:12 AM
    QB Guru Bill O’Brien’s track record:

    – Tom Brady wins two Super Bowls after he leaves.
    – Brian Hoyer improves after he leaves.
    – Christian Hackenberg can’t crack the field for the Jets.
    – Brock Osweiler goes from 86.4 passer rating to 72.2.
    – He shuffled through 6 QBs in three seasons.

    Maybe the problem is Bill O’Brien and not the quarterbacks.
    ————————-
    So it’s O’Brien’s fault Hoyer turned the ball over half a dozen times against KC? Or that a rookie can’t win the starting job with the Jets? And Brady got better because BO left? Wow, who knew Bill was that bad? :o)

  42. O’Brien will get fired if he can’t win a SB with Romo. The expectations for the Texans are unrealistically high. They still have to beat the Patriots.

  43. “htown1035 says:
    –kenmasters34 says:
    “jag1959 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 8:42 PM
    O’Brien won, he doesn’t need to say a damn thing.”

    –What did he win?”
    —————————————-
    Got out of that horrible contract, silly…”

    They also got rid of a second round pick. That’s not winning.

    All this to get Romo, when Romo will probably go somewhere else.

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