Brock Osweiler will make his not-so-triumphant return to Denver on Monday night, and by the time it’s over, he may wish he still played for Gary Kubiak. That’s because Osweiler and Texans head coach Bill O’Brien have reportedly not gotten along this season.
Or have they?
“We’ve had them a couple of times already and they both speak very, very highly of each other,” CBS Sports NFL analyst Spero Dedes said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “The one thing I’ll say about Bill O’Brien: He’s going to blow a (fuse) with everyone. That goes back to his days in New England. We showed a video clip of him back in 2010 or 2011 – I can’t remember what season it was – but he just went off on Tom Brady on the sideline. They actually nicknamed him Tea Pot in New England because, like a tea kettle, he would just explode at a moment’s notice at whatever would set him off.
“I’ve heard the same rumors that you have: that Brock was not his first pick in terms of (which) quarterback he wanted in the offseason,” Dedes continued. “But they got the mandate from ownership, Bob McNair wanted a young quarterback to build around, they threw a bunch of money at Osweiler, and now he’s their guy. O’Brien knows that he has hitched this wagon to this kid. All the success that he’s had with quarterbacks – the run that he had in Houston, all the instability at that position – I think Brock has the tools, and now it’s O’Brien’s job to get him straightened out. They’re hoping they can build on that win from Sunday night (against the Colts).”
Kickoff on Monday is at 8:30 p.m. ET. Both teams are 4-2, with Denver looking to snap a two-game losing streak.