Osweiler says Peyton taught him to be a pro

AP

There’s been some talk since Brock Osweiler signed with the Texans that he has hard feelings toward the Broncos for benching him in favor of Peyton Manning for the team’s postseason run. But Osweiler says he has nothing but warm feelings for Manning himself.

Osweiler told the Texans’ website that he considers the four seasons he spent with Manning to be a master’s course in quarterbacking.

“When you start talking about what I’ve learned from Peyton and what I’ve pulled from him, we would need hours to get to the full list,” Osweiler said. “The thing I truly pulled away from Peyton is how to be a pro on a daily basis, how to be the same guy Monday through Sunday, whether it’s April or whether it’s November. I’ll always be very appreciative for Peyton. Whether he knew it or not, I was watching him and he taught me how to be a pro.”

Even if Osweiler does have hard feelings for the Broncos, there’s no reason for him to have hard feelings toward Manning. And it’s smart of him to portray himself as a player who learned from a future Hall of Famer.

46 responses to “Osweiler says Peyton taught him to be a pro

  1. “Peyton also taught me that better pizza is worth fighting for, regardless of the gender of the opponent.”

  2. “And it’s smart of him to portray himself as a player who learned from a future Hall of Famer.”

    Yes, whether he did or not it’s important to portray himself that way.

  3. I wish Brock well. Luckily for Broncos fans, Mark Sanchez can easily fill the void in Denver. Plan B was genius.

  4. If Jim Sorgi and Curtis Painter are any indication, then watching Manning from the sidelines is about as likely to make you a successful starting QB as watching him from your couch. But Brock is different I’m sure!

  5. Then why did he leave Denver? Makes no sense. He was finally going to take over for Peyton.

  6. Then why did he leave Denver? Makes no sense. He was finally going to take over for Peyton.

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    Maybe he didn’t want to live under the shadow of Manning. If he was going to stay in Denver and then the team was going to perform bad, all the criticis would come pointing fingers at him. At least in Houston he can start fresh, and if things go bad, he can always point to a new system in place. JMHO

  7. Enough for now of the $18 million dollar baby.

    Let his play do the talking come September.

    Then we’ll see what he’s got.

  8. Peyton also treated Osweiler like crap by hogging the snaps in practice. (Maybe that’s teaching him to get hungry).
    Everyone can say nice things about Peyton now he has retired but the truth is that he was extremely selfish.

  9. Maybe his agent told him “hey make sure you say something nice”. Because his actions in Denver certainly did not show that. Refer to clip of him being benched for PFM.

  10. I listened for him to mention Manning during his Welcome to TX press conference and he didn’t do it. I figured that was an intentional slight.

  11. You can only teach those who are willing to learn, and put in the hard work. Osweiler will be alright. He might have wanted a different challenge. It’s a tough act to follow when you take over a super bowl winning team. Maybe Brock just wants to help build a new winning team.

  12. …..No reason why the Denver didn’t sign him last year and get him ready to be the heir apparent. Dumb planning on Denver’s part, & a smart signing by Houston. He’ll do great in Houston with their young WR’s

  13. Denver has a good defense led by Von Miller and Chris Harris; Houston has a good defense led by JJ Watt and Clowney.

    Denver has offensive weapons such as Demarius Thomas; Houston has offensive weapons such as DeAndre Hopkins

    Both teams are a legit quarterback from being Super Bowl contenders. In this case, Houston offered more money.

  14. Finally taking over for Peyton,just because he learned something from him.He should be honored to play for peanuts in comparison?

    Its sounds like it’s just football to you but how could it not make $ense if it is also a business decision?

  15. He left to Houston for two reasons. First and foremost, money. He’s making 2 million more each year, but Texas has better taxation and cost of living is far cheaper.

    The second reason he left is Denver would have expected a Super Bowl this year. That is an immense amount of pressure. It seems like it would be similar to whoever finally replaces Rodgers in GB after he replaced Favre and if Luck’s career continues, them whoever replaces him after he replaced Peyton.

    While Denver is better equipped than Houston to win in the short term, leaving for Alot more money and to be out of Manning/Elways shadow.might have been worth it.

  16. Osweiler says Peyton taught him to be a pro
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    TRANSLATION: peyton taught him to ask for far more than he’s worth

  17. He learned not to take what Elway wants to pay, and product placement. Apparently he’s not the only one to turn down an Elway lowball Qb offer.

  18. Brock says Thank$$$$ to PM, best wishes to Brock, hope he leads the Texans past the first round of the playoffs. It’s not $2 million more, Texas have zero State Taxes, so it’s more than the $2 million.

  19. “Even if Osweiler does have hard feelings for the Broncos, there’s no reason for him to have hard feelings toward Manning …”
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    Why have hard feelings for the guy who usurped your position and then posted the worst Super Bowl quarterback ratings ever? With the Bronco defense an old lady at QB would have won. That was Osweiler’s Super Bowl to win but he’s too much of a gentleman to say so. Unlike manning.

  20. uglydingo says: Mar 14, 2016 10:46 AM
    Peyton also treated Osweiler like crap by hogging the snaps in practice. (Maybe that’s teaching him to get hungry).
    Everyone can say nice things about Peyton now he has retired but the truth is that he was extremely selfish.
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    The same was said about Peyton in Indy. His backups rarely, if ever, got any snaps. That’s why Curtis Painter was so unprepared when Peyton hurt his neck.

  21. As a Broncos fan I wanted to see Oz stay on the roster, but not at 18 million, he has not proven that value yet.

    I hope he works out for the Texans at QB, they have been seeking an answer for some time there and the Defense in TX, particularly JJ Watt deserve a QB that can get them deep into the playoffs.

  22. “Then why did he leave Denver? Makes no sense.”

    Wild guess, a mountain of guaranteed cash.

  23. I know I’m being petty but it bothers me when someone says all the right things and does completely the opposite. It’s called being a ” LIAR”. Denver gave Osliar more then he deserved. Kubiak gave Osliar every option to keep his job. Kubs told Osliar to lead the team. To take hold and command, he didn’t. He yanked Osliar and put Peyton in and Peyton’s knowledge and leadership won the game. I don’t dislike the Texans but I will not wish Osliar well. The Texans will be in the quarterback market again in 2 years.

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    He is also 1-0 against Brady.
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    When he was on the field Brady was on the sideline.

  25. @granadafan says:
    Mar 14, 2016 11:16 AM
    The same was said about Peyton in Indy. His backups rarely, if ever, got any snaps. That’s why Curtis Painter was so unprepared when Peyton hurt his neck.
    ==================================Curtis Painter was unprepared because he is Curtis Painter.

  26. Couldn’t ask for a better teacher as a QB or professional than Manning. I’ll certainly be watching Osweiler’s career to see how much of Manning’s lessons translate into Texan wins.

  27. Show me quarterback who DOESN’T get ticked off for being bench and I’ll show you a quarterback that you don’t want on your team. He may have handled it the wrong way but at least he just say ‘no problem ‘. Hungry, young QB that hopefully will shut up all the haters, crybabies and jealous critics.

  28. Elway sold the teams soul to build the team for Peyton and get that one SB – now the collapse begins. Enjoy watching El Señor Buttfumble as your QB, and 5 years of 8-8, 7-9, and 6-10 seasons Broncos fans.

  29. The Denver management and coaching staff have seen that guy every day for 4 years, when other teams haven’t — I suspect that’s the real reason he’s in Houston today.

  30. mindelm42 says:
    Mar 14, 2016 10:27 AM
    Then why did he leave Denver? Makes no sense. He was finally going to take over for Peyton.

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    Law 41: Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes

  31. Hard to believe Brock had anything kind to say about his Denver teammates since he refused to speak with them the last two weeks of his employment with the Broncos.

  32. Karmas so funny they gave brock the Tim Tebow treatment , and he held up three fingers said read between the lines . I hope Payton taught him love your team , but when its time to show you the money take care of you and your family because in the end thats all you have . The fans they turn on you in the drop of a hat , I’ve read so much garbage said . With out that 5-2 you go no where last I looked defense doesnt play offense

  33. Everyone slights Osweiler for his lack of starts or stats yet he was Option A in Denver. They DID offer him $15-16m / yr, so they valued him. Manning wanted to keep playing but Denver was ready to move on. You can’t say Elway is a genius GM, then bash his ideal plan when he clearly underestimated Osweiler’s market value. Elway just didn’t see how pissed Osweiler was.

    In QB terms $2m / yr more isn’t that much (Brees is making $30m per). Would you prefer to play for a coach and GM you felt slighted by, in the shadow of Peyton and a SB win, who just lost key cogs in free agency, for less money vs. the combination of years, money, fresh start on a team (and fan base) longing for a QB ?

    Denver’s D was outstanding this year. The Texans was nearly as good. Houston didn’t lose any key defensive players in free agency.

  34. Houston is good on D. Denver is great on D. That piece of crap division made their D look slightly better than it is. Watt is Watt but Clowney is a huge disappointment so far and their secondary is above average at best

  35. Two years ago, Brock couldn’t even get a first down in a whole quarter. After some great coaching from Manning, he was finally able. I am glad he has improved and was able to pull off some wins while Manning was hurt. Congratulations for doing your job. Mark Sanchez had two good years with the jets and I always believed it had everything to do with the people around him. I still don’t believe Brock was going to be Broncos answer for the future and definately not worth 18 million a year. Show me 2 good years in a row playing all 16 games and then that changes everything.

  36. Look at QB play under Kubiak as head coach, Texans and Denver. Not particularly good! He’s a control freak who doesn’t want his QB’s changing plays…ever. He had to defer to Manning just because it was Manning. Wouldn’t have been that way with Brock.

    Sanchez will be a good robot for Kubs but it will be the defense that they win or lose with.

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