Brock Osweiler Also Sucks At Digesting Game Tape And Thinks He's Proven He Can Be A Starting Quarterback
It's not often that I instinctually have a visceral reaction to contextless quotes from professional athletes that fit within the unforgiving constraints of 140 characters, but this one got to me. Think of it in the same vein as "the coverup is worse than the crime". Brock Osweiler's insistence that his performance last year was that of a starting NFL quarterback is more incriminating than his performance last year that was threateningly reminiscent of a blind person playing darts after a dozen beers.
We are talking about a guy that was traded away from a team that is a mediocre QB away from contending for literally less than nothing. If I were put in charge of making the thankless decision of whether or not to start him I might actually use the above tweet as the basis for going with any one else. Yes, even more so than the game tape that shows him transforming DeAndre Hopkins from an All-World wideout into an innocent bystander.
You know how stupid people are exponentially more dangerous to themselves and others when they think they are actually smart? Crappy quarterbacks are the same way. The only thing that drowns your team faster than a guy who stinks under center is a guy who can't even comprehend that he sticks under center. If this Brock Osweiler blurb wasn't delivered as anything other sarcastic then he's not in need of more reps, he's in need of a psychological evaluation. Being irrationally confident can be a quality, but the ability to blissfully ignore hours upon hours of damning visual evidence is undoubtedly not.
Update: It's actually, somehow, even worse than I expected it to be...