Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien discussed what makes quarterback Brock Osweiler a great fit and cites his poise in chaos as a main point
Fans of the Houston Texans are going to love their new starting quarterback if head coach Bill O’Brien is correct in his assessment. When speaking to the media during the owner meetings in Florida on Tuesday, O’Brien called Brock Osweiler a “great fit” for the Texans offense.
O’Brien wasn’t just impressed with Osweiler’s passing ability, but also his athleticism. He discussed how Brock played basketball and how unlike most big guys, he is able to move around in the pocket and buy some time.
The biggest selling point to O’Brien and the Texans though appeared to be the poise under duress that the 6-foot-7 passer showed during his seven game stretch as a starter for the Denver Broncos.
"“I thought the New England game was one particular game that stood out to me because they were really in coaching lingo, getting after him,” O’Brien said via Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com. “They were hitting him and he was delivering the football and getting right back up and calling the next play. One of the main requirements for a quarterback in this league is the ability to stand in there when everything is flying at you and take a hit and deliver the ball.”"
Interestingly enough O’Brien also mentioned he hadn’t met Osweiler until the new Texan had arrived for his press conference. He was still sold based on what others who worked with the quarterback had to say about him as a leader and worker.
For Texans fans, the regular season can’t get here soon enough to see how good of a fit he really can be.