The main difference, however, is that Houston gave Carr five years while Osweiler was dropped after just one.
Carr spoke with Osweiler recently at Kurt Warner’s charity touch football game, and while he declined to detail their conversation, he said it reinforced his perception that Osweiler didn’t get enough time to get comfortable in head coach Bill O’Brien’s offense.
“Gary Kubiak’s system in Denver was so different,” Carr said, according to the Houston Chronicle’s David Barron. “It was completely different than what Bill (O’Brien) was asking him to do in Houston with the option routes and young receivers. There wasn’t enough time.
“I look at the guys they’ve had in Houston (during O’Brien’s tenure) and they haven’t been given a lot of time. I don’t know how you get much continuity at the position by rotating guys in so much, especially with the offense you’re running. There is a comfort level involved, and you can’t match that in 10 months.”
Carr said that, given the pressure to win in the NFL, it’s hard to allow a quarterback the time to perfect a system and develop the necessary chemistry with the weapons around them.
“Bill’s system works, and I don’t think he’s coaching it poorly. But in the times we live, it’s going to be difficult for him to have enough patience to stick with one guy. And it’s not just the quarterback. It’s the combination of quarterback and receiver. Julian Edelman practically lives with (Tom Brady) during the offseason. They go through game situations three times a week. How many times did Brock do that? Probably never.”
A report earlier this week suggested a late-season altercation between O’Brien and his young quarterback was what ultimately convinced the Texans to ship him off just one year into a four-year contract.
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