Both incompletions were dropped passes, including one on a deep ball by rookie Will Fuller, who made up for it by catching three passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. Osweiler was also efficient throwing to his other wideouts, with DeAndre Hopkins catching both of his targets for 41 yards and Braxton Miller going 3-for-3 for 29 yards. The first two preseason games were a mixed bag, but Sunday showed that the Houston offense has immense potential -- if Osweiler, Fuller and Braxton Miller develop faster than expected.
Houston head coach Bill O'Brien was not alarmed by
It's no surprise that O'Brien would not admit concern after his newly minted starting quarterback could not generate points in three drives. Other than one medium-range pass to DeAndre Hopkins, Osweiler's attempts were short throws in the five-yard range, as the overall game plan could be described as "vanilla." "We ran the ball quite a bit. We threw some quick game. He had one fade ball to DeAndre that was close. The DB made a really good play on it," said O'Brien.
Osweiler completed 4-of-7 passes for 27 yards in Houston's preseason opening win over San Francisco.
Osweiler directed the team's first three drives, but did not generate any points despite moving into 49ers territory twice. It's not a great start to the Osweiler era, but this is a revamped offense with several new skill pieces, so there will be some time needed to develop chemistry. The positive spin is that the Texans got some film to review and they can adjust as necessary.
Oswieler is eager to get started with his new team and new playbook. The quarterback isn't the only new element on offense. The
|P4||9/1/16||@ DAL||8:00 pm|
|3||9/22/16||@ NE||8:25 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|7||10/24/16||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|11||11/21/16||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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