Brock Osweiler seems to take shot at Texans coaching stafff
Brock Osweiler is attempting to resurrected his career with the Cleveland Browns after one season with the Houston Texans that was nothing short of an unmitigated disaster. And the 26-year-old signal-caller appeared to take a shot at the Texans coaching staff when explaining why he played so poorly last season.
Osweiler took time this week to praise the Browns coaching staff. But while doing so, he seemed to call out Bill O’Brien and company back in Houston in the process.
“The best part is I’m getting coached hard on my fundamentals,” Osweiler said, via the Akron Beacon Journal. “And I believe firmly that when your fundamentals and your feet are right as a quarterback, you’re going to make great decisions and you’re going to throw accurate footballs.
“I think that’s something that slid last season. I’m not going to go into great detail on that, but they did. My fundamentals slid, and because of that, you saw some poor decisions and some poor throws. If you go back to 2015, I feel like my fundamentals were pretty tight.”
Osweiler’s comments come amid reports of encouraging play during the team’s offseason program. Browns head coach Hue Jackson praised Osweiler early on, saying he was “pleasantly surprised” by the quarterback.
Osweiler reportedly could very well be tabbed the Browns’ starting quarterback heading into training camp. Although the Browns have been quick to pump the brakes on such a notion, a position that inspired Jackson to crack a funny joke earlier this week.
Interestingly, though, Osweiler’s seemingly critical statement of the Texans coaching staff arguably contradicts curious comments from earlier this offseason. Osweiler argued he deserves to be the Browns starter, saying, “I think the proof is in the film from the past two years.”
Given Osweiler’s atrocious play last season that ultimately saw him benched, it may be true his mechanics suffered last season. The case can be made that Osweiler should have placed at least some, if not all, the blame upon himself for his terrible performance in a Texans uniform instead of calling out the coaching staff.
[Pro Football Talk]