Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris is a vocal player not short on confidence. Coming off the team’s most recent loss and a two-game losing skid, Harris is looking forward to Denver’s next game.
“It’s the NFL. We lost two back-to-back games last year so we’ve been in this situation before as a team so we know that we can be able to bounce back from that and still have a great season,” Harris said on Monday. “There are things that we know that we have to fix. We know that we have to come out stronger in the first half and set the tempo for the rest of the game. It makes the offense’s job easier if we can come out and get a three and out; it would help them out a lot.”
But more than just wanting to get back in the win column, Harris was asked if he was looking forward to playing against Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, the presumed franchise quarterback for Denver after Peyton Manning’s departure. Osweiler left in free agency after he received a big contract from the Texans.
“It is what it is. We know that he left us. It’s going to be great,” Harris said. “I’m pretty sure that he wants to win, we want to beat him bad and get a lot of interceptions.”
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall was also asked about Osweiler, and he suggested the Broncos had a good idea of what to expect from Osweiler.
“We know that Brock likes to hold the ball so I feel that we can get a lot of good pressure on him,” Marshall said. “Just watching their offense, I think this can be a great week for us, I can say that.”
Osweiler, 25, has struggled this season in Houston. He has completed just 59 percent of his passes for 1,402 yards with 8 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Harris also said that he thought there was a good chance of getting after interceptions, and it’s clear that’s the case at least as far as the stat sheet is concerned.