Brock Osweiler denies taking a shot at Texans, instead points finger at himself

AP

Brock Osweiler says his comments about his fundamentals slipping last year were misunderstood. The Browns quarterback insists he did not mean it as a shot at Texans coach Bill O’Brien when he told reporters last month that he was getting “coached hard” in Cleveland. Instead, Osweiler blames himself for a season that saw him throw 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions with a 72.2 passer rating.

No, absolutely not,” Osweiler said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, when asked about whether his comments were a criticism of the Texans. “At the end of the day, the only person I can point the finger at is myself. That’s it, point-blank, period. I was the quarterback on the field, I was the guy pulling the trigger and making decisions, so that’s 100 percent my fault.

“I should’ve found a way to have been better at my fundamentals, and that’s something that I’m cleaning up right now.”

Osweiler, as the second quarterback in the Browns rotation, is working almost exclusively with second-teamers. But he has the most experience of any quarterback on the roster with 21 career starts.

Reporters asked Osweiler whether he believed it was an open competition, and he had a chance to start in the season opener.

“That’s what our media department told me the other day, so that’s what I’m going with,” Osweiler said.

Traded from the Texans to the Browns in the offseason, Osweiler isn’t worried about another trade sending him elsewhere.

“The reason for that is I don’t control it,” Osweiler said. “I don’t control if I’m the starter. I don’t control if I’m traded, released. You name it. The backup, I do not control that, so I’m not going to worry about it because I’ll tell you what, we have a big playbook I need to worry about as far as hard-wiring that into my brain so I can be the best teammate I can be for the Cleveland Browns.”  

12 responses to “Brock Osweiler denies taking a shot at Texans, instead points finger at himself

  1. Not a natural thrower– you can see these kinds of things in high school very very early, so it always makes me wonder why they keep moving them along when it clearly isn’t good enough to be an effective throwing motion

  2. Cleanosaur says:
    Not a natural thrower– you can see these kinds of things in high school very very early, so it always makes me wonder why they keep moving them along when it clearly isn’t good enough to be an effective throwing motion.
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    High school coaches care about beating the cross town rival on Friday nights. They aren’t QB gurus at that level.
    He probably had the best arm on the team of noodle arms so he was it. Not like they were going to move him to linebacker.

    Somehow he played QB in college, again a poor coaching staff didn’t do him any favors.

    Somehow he got drafted. Some scout convinced a GM to take him.

    So he and a lot of people along the way failed in fixing his throwing motion. If he can’t get it done for the freaking Browns then maybe they should put him at running back or defensive back.

  3. Osweiler don’t beat yourself up over this. I am a Houston resident life long Oiler fan and tried to be a Texan fan and it just isn’t working. McNair is a salesman and promotes fantasy. O’Brien came in as a QB guru a whisperer.. he has had about 13 QBs in the 3 years he has been in Houston. He has not made one better, a few worse and Savage is the only one still around and that is scape goat for the rest of the failures. So stand tall and win that damn job!!!!

  4. I just want to ask fiddlinred and bill polian and their ilk, which is it, were they tanking or are they the most disfunctional organization in sports, you cant have it both ways.

  5. by “I only have myself to blame” he means he blames himself for going to the Texans instead of keeping the much better starting gig in Denver.

  6. “That’s what our media department told me the other day, so that’s what I’m going with,” Osweiler said.
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    Huh?

  7. Other than Osweiler – every QB under O’Brien has had a career year. Osweiler just wasn’t a good fit for that system. I hope he excels in Cleveland.

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