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Texans not holding anything back from Tom Savage

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Texans quarterbacks coach George Godsey said Thursday that “knowledge is power” at the quarterback position in reference to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s place in the competition to be the team’s starter and they’re doing their best to empower rookie Tom Savage as well.

Godsey said that the team hasn’t been easing Savage into the professional ranks this spring. They’ve been “putting him in difficult situations” and then running through the same situations the next day if Savage makes a mistake in hopes of building up his mental game before the season gets underway.

“For a rookie quarterback, it’s very difficult. … And we’re not holding much back from him, either,” Godsey said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m going to coach him hard. Coach [Bill] O’Brien is going to coach him hard. The rest of the coaches are, too. The thing that I like about Tom is that he just looks me back in the eye and he wants to give it more reps and he wants to learn.”

Godsey also said it is a “day to day” process sorting out which of the four quarterbacks currently on the roster won’t make the cut. Fitzpatrick’s experience and Savage’s potential make them unlikelier candidates for the ax than T.J. Yates and Case Keenum, with that experience edge likely to serve Fitzpatrick well against all three of his competitors.

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12 Responses to “Texans not holding anything back from Tom Savage”
  1. dickshotdogs says: Jun 12, 2014 3:44 PM

    They’re still trading for Mallett.

  2. jjb0811 says: Jun 12, 2014 3:53 PM

    Yet another coach living off Brady’s work. Crennel, the fat white OC that bombed all over the place, their retread OC that went after Tebow and now this dude. Texans you’ll be getting a new coach & franchise QB right around the corner.

  3. r8rsfan says: Jun 12, 2014 3:55 PM

    Tom Savage is a miracle. Never heard his name before a week prior to the draft, and Pitt fans have stated openly that he’s average at best. Is he related to someone on the Texans?

  4. qdog112 says: Jun 12, 2014 4:02 PM

    Players like Savage make Manziel look more and more like a 3rd to 4th rd pick. The kid can play. He’s got an arm, strength, athleticism and the grit it takes to make it.

    He has not been handed anything. He’s had to work.

  5. scrp2 says: Jun 12, 2014 4:11 PM

    They’re thinking about this offense too much. Just give Alex Smith a call and get a few tips. If they can cut down on the interceptions they might win a few games this year.

  6. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 12, 2014 4:14 PM

    TJ Yates has playoff experience. Keenum gets cut.

  7. tonyromoisavictim says: Jun 12, 2014 4:16 PM

    He’s had to work because he’s not very good… Mcshay started some sort of hype about him and even said he could be the 33rd overall pick but he’s fallen far beyond that. 4th round picks USUALLY dont pan out I guess we’ll see, tbh I’m more sold on Aaron Murray than I am Savage

  8. chalkruz1989 says: Jun 12, 2014 4:21 PM

    @r8rsfan:

    Tom Savage was “average” in college because he lacked a supporting cast. He had one talented receiver and a below-average offensive line. If he’s given the keys to the Houston Texans offense, he will be working with Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins to name a few.

  9. fwippel says: Jun 12, 2014 4:59 PM

    The name “Savage” is very offensive. We need to an immediate media campaign to force Tom to change it or label him a racist.

  10. stexan says: Jun 12, 2014 6:26 PM

    Just call him “Doc”.

  11. stoicpaisano says: Jun 12, 2014 9:32 PM

    He has not been handed anything. He’s had to work.
    **************
    The heck? He bailed on both Rutgers and Arizona after losing QB battles.

  12. txraiderfan says: Jun 13, 2014 1:52 PM

    Cut TJ

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