In a game full of bizarre plays, play calls and questionable officiating, it was a green laser that has many buzzing and the Texans still upset.
“I think that’s terrible,” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said on Tuesday.
Multiple times during the game, a green laser could be seen being shined in the direction of Texans offensive players. O’Brien didn’t realize it at first, but was notified about it later.
“I had heard a little bit about it, but in the whirlwind of the game you’re focused on the game,” O’Brien said. “It doesn’t even enter your mind that someone would bring a laser into a game and point it at one of your players.”
Osweiler said after the game that while it wasn’t the reason why the team lost, it did affect him on several plays when he dropped back in the pocket. But Osweiler wasn’t alone. One replay shows Lamar Miller falling victim to the laser as he carried the ball up the middle.
The NFL announced during the game that it was searching for those responsible, but were never able to find who was behind the nuisance.
“I’m not a security person but I just think that’s terrible that somebody would actually even think about doing that,” O’Brien said. “Lamar got it pointed at him, obviously Brock pointed at him. I mean, that’s just terrible.”
It was an unfortunate incident which tarnished what was a good game day experience.
“It was a great atmosphere. The crowd was so into it,” O’Brien said. “It was a really good trip other than the game, obviously, for us to go there. There was a lot of energy in that stadium, I thought it was a great atmosphere. But I’m not sure what you can do about it.”