Brock Osweiler left the Denver Broncos franchise in a tiff after being benched and replaced by Peyton Manning after the latter returned from a foot injury. The move left a very sour taste in the young quarterbacks mouth and his mouth made sure everyone who could hear it heard. Then a lowball offer by the Broncos and a great offer (4-year $72 million) by the Texans sealed the deal for the former Arizona State alum who was soon on his way to Texas.
“Brock looks good so far,” Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said after last Tuesday’s session as a smile crossed his face. “When you say his name I get excited. He’s made some incredible throws. It seems like every practice he’s getting better, which is frustrating right now because it’s coming against us. But once the season comes along it’s going to be awesome to see what he brings to this team.”
The Houston Texans have come out this preseason and shown that they are already in regular season form. Having an especially good day were the teams quarterbacks..all of them. The combined efforts of Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates and Case Keenem produced a 26-38 for 326 yards effort. Their combined QB rating was 110.2. That’s impressive.
While Schaub has locked up the starting job, the backup position is still up in the air.
“TJ’s solid again, Case makes some really nice throws in there,” Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. “The easy way for me to answer that is to say they’re both doing their jobs. They’re making it really hard on me, and that’s a good thing for our team.”
Star Linebacker Brian Cushing returned to the field for the first time since Game 5 last season. He played 10 snaps and picked up a tackle.
“I’m proud of him,” Kubiak said. “For him to go out there and get hit on and stuff like that was a big step.”