The Texans offense has stalled and the honeymoon appears to be over in Houston - From CBSSports.com
Anderson Concerns Texans coach Bill O'Brien and starting quarterback Brock Osweiler had a heated exchange after a quarterbacks meeting this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, with pressure mounting on that offense to make strides.
According to the source, Osweiler objected to some play-calling decisions during a routine meeting reviewing the Week 5 loss -- O'Brien took over play-calling duties a few weeks into the season -- and he and the head coach subsequently had a loud charged interaction after that meeting that did not go unnoticed by others.
Numerous league sources have maintained that the impetus to sign Osweiler to a hefty free-agent contract after a brief stint as a starter in Denver began at the ownership/management level, a signing that ratcheted up expectations for the Texans and their offense after a blowout playoff loss last season.
The interactions between the coach and quarterback will be watched closely; a year ago, O'Brien benched starter Brian Hoyer after just three quarters of the opening game of the season.
Texans officials downplay the significance of the incident between the coach and quarterback, attributing it to the kinds of things that occur in a season, but the episode was the source of chatter in the locker room as Houston prepared for a key Sunday night game, hosting the rival Colts with first place in the AFC South on the line.