HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – There are mounting concerns relating to the potential of Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler as he’s struggled through his first five games as Houston’s full-time starter.
According to a report from CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora, the tensions are building inside NRG Stadium as well.
“According to the source, Osweiler objected to some play-calling decisions during a routine meeting reviewing the Week 5 loss — O’Brien took over play-calling duties a few weeks into the season — and he and the head coach subsequently had a loud charged interaction after that meeting that did not go unnoticed by others.” – Source: Jason LaCanfora, CBS NFL Insider –
The Texans have not been the offense that was advertised after acquiring Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller via free agency and drafting rookie wideout Will Fuller. Despite the flashy acquisitions and already employing one of the top wideouts in football in DeAndre Hopkins.
However, their offense has been mediocre at best. Osweiler has not lived up to the 4-year $72 million contract he signed in the offseason. The Texans are 31st in the NFL in points scored and Osweiler has thrown an interception in every game this season and has third most in the league with seven.
While O’Brien has publicly tried to deflect criticism of Osweiler during press conferences, private or even in-game criticism of his quarterbacks. He had a well publicized in-game spat with Tom Brady when he was the offensive coordinator of the Patriots in a Week 14 game back in 2011. O’Brien also pulled Brian Hoyer in the middle of a Week 1 match-up against the Chiefs last season. O’Brien demands a lot from his quarterbacks and Osweiler may just be feeling a portion of that wrath.
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