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  • Brock Osweiler left Broncos to escape shadow of Elway, Manning, says Texans owner

    Good Luck, Brock!


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    Bock Osweiler wanted to create his own legacy, his new boss says, and that's why the 25-year-old quarterback left the Broncos after four seasons to sign with the Texans.

    Texans owner Bob McNair said Monday at the NFL owners' meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., that Osweiler wanted to escape the shadows of now-retired Peyton Manning and Broncos general manager John Elway. Instead of taking over for Manning in Denver, Osweiler joined the Texans on a four-year deal worth $72 million, with $37 million guaranteed.

  • #2
    Cop-out if it's true

    Makes me hope for his sake it was for the money
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dizzolve View Post
      Cop-out if it's true

      Makes me hope for his sake it was for the money

      One thing's for sure, we need another quarterback.

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      • #4
        That's what happens when you go to a successful franchise. He's lucky the Texans have had garbage qbs lately.

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        • #5
          Because AT BEST Brock is nothing more than a game-managing, serviceable, average QB... In DEN, with Elway as his boss and witnessing Manning during that 2.5 year run of excellence... BO understands he won't be fooling anyone in DEN....

          However, if he goes to HOU, where they look at Matt Schaubb as their gold standard.... He feels mediocrity will sell more in HOU.

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          • #6
            Quarterbacks have had good careers, and some have had HOF careers from the shadow of their predecessors. Steve Young and Aaron Rodgers are the first two that come to mind.

            Should we draft a quarterback who sits for a year, the Osweiler/Sanchez statistical comparison could be an interesting topic next season. Obviously, JE and Co. see something they can work with in Sanchez.

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            • #7
              So instead of passing along the legacy of John Elway and Peyton Manning, he will pass along the legacy of David Carr and Matt Schaub.

              Oh well. On to the next ring.

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              • #8
                If the Broncos don't knock Andrew Luck out for the rest of the season, do the Houston Texans win the division?

                Bill O'Brien has been through eight QBs in the past two years. What happens if his 18 million $ QB doesn't win the division and advance in the playoffs?
                "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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                • #9
                  In other words, I will just suck in Houston and they will still be grateful unlike Denver Fans. Let's be honest, we would crucify him if he is not playing at an elite level.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Spice 1 View Post
                    Quarterbacks have had good careers, and some have had HOF careers from the shadow of their predecessors. Steve Young and Aaron Rodgers are the first two that come to mind.

                    Should we draft a quarterback who sits for a year, the Osweiler/Sanchez statistical comparison could be an interesting topic next season. Obviously, JE and Co. see something they can work with in Sanchez.
                    I hope so, Sanchise seems very happy with a lot of ambition but when I think of the 67 ints and 50 plus fumbles over his career, its hard as a fan to feel ambitious about our QB position in Denver.

                    Just hoping for the best and that maybe another opportunity revolving around the QB position (not colin Kaepernick) will present itself to the Broncos.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by samparnell View Post
                      If the Broncos don't knock Andrew Luck out for the rest of the season, do the Houston Texans win the division?

                      Bill O'Brien has been through eight QBs in the past two years. What happens if his 18 million $ QB doesn't win the division and advance in the playoffs?
                      Jumping in with two feet like that is a statement and frankly coaches has been fired for less.


                      Originally posted by multimoussa View Post
                      In other words, I will just suck in Houston and they will still be grateful unlike Denver Fans. Let's be honest, we would crucify him if he is not playing at an elite level.
                      At 18 million dollars per year...heck yeah! That salary puts him right up there with the Brady's, Rogers and other QB's. Also by paying a QB & THE top DE in the league similar money it will reduce your ability to bring in other talent. So not only does he need to play at an elite level but he will also need to carry the team. Keep in mind there were several games this past season where in the second half he was not able ot move the ball AT ALL downfield.

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                      • #12
                        Why is this even an issue.

                        Even if this comment is completely accurate and part of Osweilers decision was based on this sentiment.

                        How many of you want to have your boyfriend or girlfriend constantly talking about their ex? And the friends and family all talk about how wonderful the ex was all the time. Conveniently forgetting the low times.

                        Osweiler saw the future this past year. Constantly compared to the memory of greatness instead of the reality of the moment. He decided to move on to another team. Let's worry about the current QB issue.

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                        • #13
                          AFC South has Luck, Bortles, and Mariota...do not see a legacy anywhere in Brocks future. Doubt he even sniffs the playoffs during his tenure there.
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                          • #14
                            Meh. Until Osweiler says that with his own words, it's just what people assume. It's not a good look for Brock, but I doubt he even said that to the owner. So, whatever.

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                            • #15
                              I still don't know exactly why Brock left because he didn't say why he just said he chose where he thought he'd have the best chance to have succes. I believe Bob McNair actually made the comment that Brock wanted out of Manning and Elway's shadow which does make some sense if he just wants to play football and not have to answer questions about his former teammate or his GM. At the end of the day if Brock wasnt 100% all in on taking over as Denver Qb he made the right choice. To be the Broncos Qb you have to take into consideration you will be in Elway's shadow even though he hasn't suited up in almost 20 years.
                              We want and need a qb who will embrace the position and want to make his own legacy despite the guys who played before, Rodgers is a good example he had no problem taking over for Favre.
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