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Sarcasm alert: Brock Osweiler Is not a bad quarterback and other Texans thoughts

Edito’s note: Lamont Mann is a regular contributor to Houston Sports and Stuff.  His views do not necessarily reflect those of Houstonsportsandstuff.com or the site’s owners or advertisers.By LAMONT MANN

 

Brock Osweiler had one of his best games of the season in a playoff loss to the New England Patriots. Brock had a performance like his performance in Mexico versus the Raiders. Before you think I’m sniffing Elmer’s glue, I am not judging Brock against competent NFL QBs, I’m judging him by the suck curve.

We are wrong for calling Brock bad; bad would be good for him, Brock is atrocious.  I would love “bad” QB play as opposed to the crap we witnessed for the last five months.  For heaven’s sake, the dude threw a fumble.  Do you realize how incredibly awful you must be to accomplish that?

Nepotism must stop

I really hate when Texans coaches hire their buddies.  We have seen it with Gary Kubiak and now with Bill O’Brien and George Godsey.  George is Bill’s boy, and O’Brien has done everything but fire him. He took the play calling away, gave it back and took it again. It reminds me of a scene in the movie Heat when Robert DeNiro says “Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk away from flat.”  O’Brien should move on from not only Godsey but the Special Teams coach Larry Izzo.

Free Agency

On the offensive side of the ball, I will not entertain any discussion of Free Agency until I have clarity at the coordinator position.  If Godsey is the coordinator, the offense will suck and there is nothing out there that can overcome his ineptness.

A.J. Bouye played his ass off this season.  He is due for a nice payday.  For some odd reason, I think he will be Titan.  The Titans have the money and A.J. is a need for them in addition to weakening a division opponent.  I am not as afraid of losing A.J. as most in Houston are.  He has played well, but I always worried why QBs targeted him.  Are they seeing something we are not?  Call me crazy but If there is one position group I trust Rick Smith with, it’s DBs.  I am not saying Rick is batting .400 in DBs but lately he has acquired some decent DBs with the assistance of Romeo Crennel coaching them up.

Draft

No silly, I am not talking about the Draft in Late April, I’m talking about

  • JJ Watt
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Nick Martin
  • Derek Newton

Four bonafide starters are returning.  Newton I am not 100% sold on or even know if he will be healthy enough to start but I’m assuming he will be.

Brock Osweiler’s Future

I know it’s not popular in a city full of General Managers who are capologists, but I would sever ties with Brock all together.  Apparently, cutting Brock would put the Texans on the hook for $25 million instead of $17 million to retain him.  Brock is a waste of a roster spot.  If the NFL cap is increasing as reported, that should alleviate some of the pain and besides, we have seen teams make successful decisions with bad cap implications like the Seahawks.  Brock is not even worthy enough to be a backup.

 

1 Comment on Sarcasm alert: Brock Osweiler Is not a bad quarterback and other Texans thoughts

  1. While I agree with this piece completely, I can’t see anything changing. The Only hope I have left, is that the rumors surrounding BOB are true and the Texans somehow do something intelligent and hire Kyle Shanahan

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