Brock Osweiler says laser pointer in Mexico affected his play
Brock Osweiler has struggled enough in his first season as the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans. The last thing he needed was a fan flashing a massive laser in his face, but that’s exactly what happened during the NFL’s first ever game in Mexico City Monday night.
A rather large green light could be seen on Osweiler’s face several times as he was dropping back to pass, and he confirmed after the game that it was “very distracting.”
“I’m still gathering information on what exactly took place, but all I know at this point is when we were out there on the field on offense, there were multiple times I saw a green laser coming from the stands,” Osweiler said, per Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle. “There was a couple of times it definitely hit me in the eye. And it was very noticeable.
“I never want to say one thing is a difference-maker, but certainly, having a laser zoomed in on your eyeball definitely affects how you play a game.”
Osweiler actually played one of his better games of the year despite a brutal interception late in the first half. He completed 26-of-39 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown, keeping Houston in the game until the end.
“I’ve never experienced a laser being shined in my eyeball during a football game, let alone a professional football game in the National Football League,” Osweiler added. “So, I think that was certainly disappointing. At the end of the day, that’s not why we lost the game. That was just one small factor, but it certainly affected how I was playing.”
If you think Osweiler is just making excuses, have a look at some of the videos that show the laser pointer. There’s no way you wouldn’t notice something like that.