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Broncos fortunate to no longer have cocky Brock Osweiler

Osweiler better be able to play football as well as he runs his mouth. The former of which he's yet to prove.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Jason La Canfora said it best in the tweet for this story:

This all stems from The Denver Post's second story on John Elway this weekend. Still a hot-button issue, obviously, Elway was asked about Brock Osweiler's reaction to getting benched in Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers. In that story, the Denver Broncos executive vice president/general manager told the paper:

"I can understand that he didn't want to sit down and have Peyton come back in that San Diego game, but it wasn't the fact that Brock was playing bad," Elway told The Post. "We needed a change of something. So I was a little surprised just how he seemed to be a little bent out of shape about that. But he had an opportunity to make a tremendous amount of money in Houston, and for us, it just didn't fit."

The more that comes out about Osweiler, the more fans might feel relief he's in Houston. The ego on this cat is unreal. He's played in a grand total of seven games in the NFL. And he didn't exactly burn down Mile High Stadium with his stellar play, either.

I understand confidence in players. But when you haven't achieved anything on the field to back it up, keep your mouth shut. Let your play do the talking for you. For Osweiler, his comments show emphatically he didn't learn a thing from playing with the always humble Peyton Manning.

There's another issue that has arisen from this back-and-forth.

In response to Elway, Osweiler told the Houston Chronicle's John McClain: "The only thing I would say is what kind of competitor wouldn't want to play in that situation?" The kind who knows it's about the success of the team and not yourself. Think it. Why say it?

Just remember, when it comes to Osweiler: It's not personal.

It's no secret in Denver or Houston that I thought the Texans' play to get Osweiler was both desperate and stupid. Each day that passes, my point gets proven over and over again.

Of course those in Houston will continue to hold onto the failed belief that "he's the guy" -  the missing piece to the Texans' puzzle.

He couldn't deal with Manning's shadow. Osweiler pouted like a teething toddler when he got benched, still hasn't let it go, but somehow he's going to carry a sorry franchise to glory. He'll somehow magically deal with even more stress and expectations. Right.

Well, some people still think Tim Tebow can play quarterback in the NFL.

Osweiler better be able to play football as well as he runs his mouth. The former of which he's yet to prove.

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