Osweiler learns valuable lesson from Peyton Manning

Despite returning to Denver to face his former team for the first time in a Texans uniform, Brock Osweiler is treating this week just like any other. Osweiler isn't thinking of the free agency frenzy that resulted in signing with the Texans instead of the Broncos or of the championship run he was a part of just last year. 
He's thinking of practice and treating this week like any other one. From his routine in the morning to the exact timing of his body work in the evening, Osweiler is staying focused on his preparation this week.
"This week's really felt normal to me. Obviously, I know what's taking place. I'm going back to Denver, and the whole free agency talk and all that stuff. I'm not blind to that. But at the end of the day, this football game isn't going to determine our season in any regard. Once again, it's 16 one-game seasons, like how Coach O'Brien always says. At the end of the day, like I said, I'm preparing extremely hard. I know we have a great challenge ahead of us going into Mile High Stadium."
Osweiler, drafted by the Broncos in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, is keeping his routine in the morning, afternoon, and at night exactly the same. By keeping his routine in the morning, afternoon, and night the exact same as any other game week, Osweiler keeps his emotions even and ignores the media headlines surrounding the Texans Monday night primetime matchup in Denver.
It's a trick he learned from his former teammate Peyton Manning, who had to return to Indianapolis to face his former team during his time as a Bronco. Manning kept his routine the same the week leading up to the game, just like any other week despite the media frenzy surrounding him. 
"I remember being in our Saturday night quarterback meeting, and when I got to that meeting I was kind of anxious to see how he was going to be, what kind of energy he would have," Osweiler said. "I'll never forget it. He stepped into the meeting and the way he conducted himself, he was the same Peyton Manning that he was the week before, the week before that and the week before that."
Osweiler, who says he learned many different lessons from his time with the NFL's five-time MVP, credits Manning and the Broncos organization for his development. But for now, Osweiler is focused on the upcoming game.
"I think that was a huge lesson for myself and that was one of the many lessons I was so fortunate to be able to learn from him. He treated that football game just like any other football game. I'm sure there was emotion involved with that but he certainly did a phenomenal job of removing that and focusing on his job."
The (4-2) Texans travel to Denver to face the (4-2) Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 7. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN and SportsRadio 610. 

Despite returning to Denver for the first time in a Texans uniform, Brock Osweiler is treating this week the same as last week. Osweiler isn't thinking of last year's championship run or his departure from the Broncos in free agency.

There is no date circled on the calendar. This game is just like any other game.

It's a trick he learned from Peyton Manning, who had to return to Indianapolis to face his former team during his time as a Bronco. Manning kept his routine the same the week leading up to the game, just like any other week despite the media frenzy surrounding him. 

"I remember being in our Saturday night quarterback meeting, and when I got to that meeting I was kind of anxious to see how he was going to be, what kind of energy he would have," Osweiler said. "I'll never forget it. He stepped into the meeting and the way he conducted himself, he was the same Peyton Manning that he was the week before, the week before that and the week before that."


Osweiler, drafted by the Broncos in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, is doing the same. From his routine in the morning to the exact timing of his body work in the evening, the Texans starting quarterback is also staying focused this week. Osweiler won't let emotions and outside noise take him out of his preparation.
 
"This week's really felt normal to me," Osweiler said. "Obviously, I know what's taking place. I'm going back to Denver, and the whole free agency talk and all that stuff. I'm not blind to that. But at the end of the day, this football game isn't going to determine our season in any regard. Once again, it's 16 one-game seasons, like how Coach O'Brien always says. At the end of the day, like I said, I'm preparing extremely hard. I know we have a great challenge ahead of us going into Mile High Stadium."

He has learned many different lessons from his time with the NFL's five-time MVP. Osweiler credits Manning and the Broncos organization for his development. But for now, Osweiler is focused on the upcoming game and facing a top-ranked defense.
 
"I think that was a huge lesson for myself and that was one of the many lessons I was so fortunate to be able to learn from him," Osweiler said. "He treated that football game just like any other football game. I'm sure there was emotion involved with that but he certainly did a phenomenal job of removing that and focusing on his job."

The (4-2) Texans travel to Denver to face the (4-2) Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 7. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN and SportsRadio 610. 

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