Bill O’Brien on Brock Osweiler: Focus is on correcting mistakes

AP

The Texans offense sputtered in Sunday’s 21-13 loss to the Chargers as quarterback Brock Osweiler threw three interceptions in another ineffective outing in a season studded with them.

Osweiler finished the day 22-of-37 for 246 yards in what may have been the least impressive of his first 11 starts in Houston. That failure to meet the expectations that came with the contract Osweiler signed as a free agent in the offseason led to questions for coach Bill O’Brien about whether the team would consider starting Tom Savage instead of Osweiler in the coming weeks.

O’Brien said that the team was going to focus on correcting mistakes as they move on to their Week 13 game against the Packers. O’Brien didn’t specify if Osweiler’s presence in the lineup could be considered one of those mistakes and it seems unlikely that the Texans would pull a quarterback switch at this point.

Osweiler said in his own press conference that he thought the rest of the team played well and that the loss belonged on his shoulders. He also said he didn’t think there was one particular flaw behind his 13 interceptions this season.

“Every interception really has a different story to it, unfortunately it’s happening too often,” Osweiler said. 

Speculation about starting Savage aren’t the kind of stories that the Texans wanted to hear when they signed Osweiler, but days like Sunday make it hard to avoid.

14 responses to “Bill O’Brien on Brock Osweiler: Focus is on correcting mistakes

  1. If you are going to correct mistakes, build a time machine and go back to when you signed him and instead sign Brian Hoyer, because you would have gotten the same output for 50% less money

  2. You deserve it, Houston! You made Brock your multi-million dollar man and did no due diligence on him. Hell, you didn’t even meet with him. He started 7 games in 4 years and was average at best and fortuantely played with a great defense. Enjoy your $72M Boy Wonder. People should really be fired for this!

  3. I’m not sure why receivers are having so much trouble getting open, but that’s a big part of the problem.
    If they’re having to limit the play book and receiver’s routes because of QB play then they should let Savage have a chance.
    Not sure I’ve ever seen an entire receiver corps covered that completely play after play. If that’s really the best they can do with the personnel they have then they need a new OC.

  4. Note to future GM’s: Not all HC’s will be this diplomatic about you signing a QB they never even got to talk to first.

  5. The mistake that should be corrected is the starting qb, give Savage a shot, he has been around the system 3 years, this team can’t win on the road and is heading for 7-9 at best. So what is the harm?

  6. Another awful qb that gets a chance.
    Coulda drafted Presscott who didn’t get a chance til the 4th rnd.
    Coulda drafted Russell Wilson who didn’t get a chance until the 3rd round.
    What awful qb was Houston toiling around with when Russell was drafted?……
    That’s my point!

  7. welcome to Osweiler, he gets worse here every day. tries to play like a quarterback, in a league where he shouldnt stay!! (sung to the tune of welcome to the jungle) thank you thank you.. i do requests.

  8. Well, like Elway said some of the best deals are the one’s you don’t make, the Broncos are probably happy they didn’t overpay for Brock. Although, still wonder why he was even drafted in the 2nd round when its clear he shows 5th round talent.

  9. Has anyone noticed that the one consistent thing during O’Brien’s tenure is that the offense has been consistently bad regardless of who has been at QB? I think Houston has a coaching problem (OC, QB Coach or Head Coach) more so than a QB problem.

  10. dkms2k says:
    Nov 27, 2016 9:55 PM
    Has anyone noticed that the one consistent thing during O’Brien’s tenure is that the offense has been consistently bad regardless of who has been at QB? I think Houston has a coaching problem (OC, QB Coach or Head Coach) more so than a QB problem.
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    We all noticed O’Brien won the AFC South with Hoyer, Weeden, etc playing QB! Somebody did some good coaching.

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