No word yet on Texans QB, and they’ve got other problems

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The Texans have a short turnaround before Thursday’s game with the Bengals, and coach Bill O’Brien hasn’t met with his team yet.

Thus, he’s not ready to declare a quarterback for this week until he has a chance to check with the parties involved. It’s a question after he benched starter Tom Savage in place of rookie Deshaun Watson at halftime of yesterday’s loss to the Jaguars.

“I’ve said Tom is our starter, and that’s the way it’s been,” O’Brien said. “We’ll see moving forward. . . .

“It’s a decision on what’s best for the team now and what’s best this year.”

While Watson’s the expected answer, he’s dealing with some degree of ankle issue, and the Texans have some protection issues, allowing 10 sacks yesterday.

But Watson’s far from the only injury question this week.

All three of their tight ends on the current roster are in the concussion protocol: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin, and Stephen Anderson. They have a rookie (Evan Baylis) on the practice squad, but are likely to have to make a few roster moves in the next few days.

And, you know, decide who’s playing quarterback.

40 responses to “No word yet on Texans QB, and they’ve got other problems

  1. I’d start as Texans QB and lose games for like half the money these other guys charge. Texans want to toss one of their signature pick sixes? Call me, I’ve got that play all day. How about the Texans-trademark stumble-bumble-fall-down sack? I don’t even need to practice, that one’s like second nature. As a bonus, I’d always remember my luck and never get that about-to-cry-at-the-futility face that every Texans QB gets about three quarters into their Texans career.

  2. Bill O’Brien seems to have gotten his rep as a QB guru from one year at PSU with Christian Hackenberg. Since then, not so much…

  3. Seems like it’s time Regime change in Houston. This regime made one of the worst trades of all time in signing Brock and paying him all that money. Watsons got talent but needs time develope. Under this staff he’ll never have a chance to succeed. Its tough to see Hopkins who is such a monster waste the prime years of his career.

  4. So if the AFC South Champ is no better than 6-10 this year, do they still get a post-season berth? Or can the NFL agree to allow them to send a Divisional (sic) All-Star Team instead?

    This is one sad QB list:
    Savage/Watson
    Tolzien/Luck (well, with some luck)
    Mariota
    Bortles/Henne

  5. Savage was not helped at all by an OL that seemingly was just plain awful.
    The only positive Watson offers is mobility to avoid sacks… but he was still way off target on MANY of his throws. And had an INT called back on a questionable roughing call.

    Tinhorns gonna be awful this year.

  6. If they gave up a 2nd just to get rid of Brock. I’m sure that the Magician can get 2 first (probably more) in a sign and trade for Bradford next year.

  7. A thursday night game between 2 teams which 1 could not even score a field goal in week 1 and the other that doesn’t have a legit NFL qb on it’s team… GREAT!
    We can’t wait…. SMH!

  8. Texans have more problems than just their quarterback. They have Lamar Miller and can’t figure out how to lean on him and their other backs. I thought quarterback and o-line were their biggest weaknesses going into yesterday’s game, but really it’s an entire failure to operate a workable offensive gameplan. Bill O’Brien has to go.

  9. florio4prez says:
    September 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    So if the AFC South Champ is no better than 6-10 this year, do they still get a post-season berth? Or can the NFL agree to allow them to send a Divisional (sic) All-Star Team instead?

    This is one sad QB list:
    Savage/Watson
    Tolzien/Luck (well, with some luck)
    Mariota
    Bortles/Henne
    —————————————————————-

    Hey hey now…. Mariota and Bortles didn’t play poorly at all.

  10. acousticphan says:
    September 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm
    When someone says, “why not Tebow?!” what they’re really saying is, “HEY, I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL!”
    ——————————————————————————————–
    Or they could just be sarcastic, there is that !!!!

  11. “and the Texans have some protection issues, allowing 10 sacks yesterday”. Understatement of the season, so far. No Houston QB will be good until they fix the line. Remember when they drafted David Carr, and proceeded to set sacks allowed records for the next five years? Seems like they didn’t learn anything.

  12. O’Brien has ruined this team with his seeming inability to stick with anything.

    How many times has this happened now? QBs getting the hook at the first slip. How is this supposed to build a culture, if you can’t even let a team leader develop?

    Don’t know if the rot goes higher, but whatever the source, it’s been bad news for ages.

  13. It’s obvious what the problem is. The problem is Rick Smith and Bill O’Brien. Both of them need to go.

    With that being said, the Jags D wrecked the game. They were relentless out there.

  14. mlhigh says:
    September 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm
    Tebow.
    Winning record, check.
    Division title, check.
    Playoffs, check.
    Playoff win, check.

    You were saying?
    ********************

    Hasn’t sniffed a regular season game in 5 years? Check.
    Career completion percentage 47%? Check.
    Cut by the Belichick, one of the greatest coaches of all time? Check.
    Plays minor league baseball? Check.
    Has a cult following of delusional fans who think he can play QB even though there isn’t a single team in a QB deprived league that thinks he’s even worth a tryout? Check. Mate.

  15. After the total dismantling the Jaguars gave the Texans yesterday … Bill O’brien’s brain shrinked and now is the equivalent to a crab’s brain … Jags D was too Dominant … Go Jags !!!

  16. I’d look at Tebow and Manziel…if he’s dried out. There’s an old Hebrew saying…”don’t throw away dirty water until you have clean.” Didn’t Houston make the playoffs with Osweiler last year? Not great, but they dumped him thinking they could make a deal to get Romo. Houston was totally faked out. Now they have a good team with no QB. I might trade with Chargers for Kellen Clemens. They’ll win games. Poor management.

  17. brendafortheboyz says:
    September 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Tony Romo would have had the experience to read the defenses and guide the O line. Their loss!
    ———————–

    With that O-line, he probably would have broken his shoulder, yet again.

  18. Don’t worry Texans fans; the Bengals offensive line is worse than yours. JJ Watt will have a field day Thursday.

  19. Apparently, the east coast media machine thinks Obrien is a QB whisperer, although his only protegee Hackenburg cant even beat McCown (28 QBR against the Bills) or Petty for the Jets starting position. QB whisperer or not, Obrien is the worst offensive coordinator the NFL has ever seen.

    Perhaps Klipboard Kubiak is plotting his return

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