Brock Osweiler for the Houston Texans has had multiple opportunities to prove himself this season and simply hasn’t. Nobody is to blame for Brock’s play but himself. The fact is that Osweiler continues to turn the ball over so much, that he now has more interceptions than touchdowns. DeAndre Hopkins has not helped Osweiler, but a receiver can only be as good as his quarterback.
This week the Houston Texans are taking on a beat up Green Bay Packers. Dom Capers is a big fan of the blitz. Osweiler is going to have to notice that, and make the right audibles when necessary. If Capers wants to send his linebackers after Brock; he should make them pay with deep throws. Hopkins is going to face a young corner back in either Damarious Randall or Quinten Rollins. Both these young corner backs have been burnt deep a time or two this season. The Packers biggest struggle lately has been deep passes. Houston needs to capitalize on this.
On Monday, Green Bay took what may be a step forward in a slow and painful season, by defeating Philadelphia. Osweiler is coming off his worst game of the season against the Chargers throwing three interceptions and not one touchdown. The hardest part about playing the Green Bay Packers is playing them at Lambeau Field. It is going to be hostile territory for Osweiler and if he wants to win, he will have to contribute.
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Green Bays defense may give up the deep ball quite a bit, but one thing they don’t do easily is give up runs. The Packers have the 7th ranked rush defense in the league, so the Texans along with Osweiler cant depend entirely on Lamar Miller. Osweilers completed his longest pass way back in week two against the Kansas City Chiefs. The pass was 53 yards and since then he has yet to complete a pass over 50 yards. This could be the game he does that, if he can catch the defense in a blitz.
Is Brock Osweiler to blame for the Houston Texans losses? Absolutely not, but he did contribute to them. Turnovers have plagued Osweiler all season, but turnovers aren’t even his biggest issue. His biggest issue is scoring touchdowns. Brock is currently tied with Andy Dalton and Sam Bradford for the 20th spot for most touchdowns with a total of 12. Leading the league is Drew Brees with 30. Not even being half way close to the league leader is a sign that your offense is lacking. The Texans along with Osweiler have the talent there, they just need to make it happen now.
Osweiler has been sacked 20 times which ranks 20th most in the league, so he obviously doesn’t have a tremendous amount of pressure in his face while throwing. The Houston Texan fans have high standards for the young quarterback after his performance last year. He took the Broncos all the way into the playoffs and into the super bowl. When Houston signed him, their eyes lit up thinking “franchise quarterback”. His stats in the first season with the Texans prove otherwise, as he ranks quite low in everything. Osweiler will roll into Green Bay Wisconsin with the worst quarterback rating in the NFL currently which is 72.2.