Tom Savage’s agent speaks out about his benching

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The Texans haven’t officially announced that Deshaun Watson will start Thursday night’s game at Cincinnati. But it’s the worst-kept secret in football, especially when the agent representing the quarterback who was benched goes public to take issue with the benching.

In an interview with the newly-resurrected PFT Live afternoon podcast (better title pending, or worse), Neil Schwartz addresses his concerns regarding the decision to put Tom Savage on the sidelines in both the second half of the Week One loss to the Jaguars and, as of now, beyond.

The interview will be posted soon as part of a stand-alone, Wednesday afternoon PFT Live podcast. To hear it, head to Apple Podcasts, audioBoom, and wherever else podcasts are available. To hear it ASAFP, subscribe to the podcast RFN.

The PFT Live podcast feed gives you every hour of every edition of PFT Live, a radio/TV show that airs every weekday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN, a two-hour weekly “best of” podcast, and however many PFT Live afternoon podcasts that we ultimately generate. It’s all free and, hopefully, it’s all interesting.

18 responses to “Tom Savage’s agent speaks out about his benching

  1. Savage may not that be good at all but O’Brien clearly has no idea what he’s doing after months of camp deciding on Savage being the starter only to learn it was the wrong move after just one half of the first game of the season. Most over-rated coach from the Belichick coaching tree by a mile.

  2. Continuity is one of the biggest indicators of success. Patience (for example Cincy) will often be rewarded. Cincy sucks for years, they kept their coach, drafted and developed, kept their good players and now they are a regular play off team.

    Football is a team game. Swapping QBs back and forth doesn’t help the precision of the offense and it hurts the teams morale. Now that he has switched, he needs to stay the course for the next 3 years.

  3. dartmouthstevens says:
    September 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Continuity is one of the biggest indicators of success. Patience (for example Cincy) will often be rewarded. Cincy sucks for years, they kept their coach, drafted and developed, kept their good players and now they are a regular play off team.
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    The Patriots are probably a better example, since they actually win in the post-season.

  4. For the second time in 3 years O’Brien evaluated his QBs for weeks during training camp and the preseason, then changed his mind in game 1 of the regular season. It’s ridiculous, and I’m sure the Texans’ players are as confused as the fans.

  5. September 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    dartmouthstevens says:
    September 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Continuity is one of the biggest indicators of success. Patience (for example Cincy) will often be rewarded. Cincy sucks for years, they kept their coach, drafted and developed, kept their good players and now they are a regular play off team.
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    The Patriots are probably a better example, since they actually win in the post-season.

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    Packers, Raiders, Seattle a number of teams have tried to stick with things. As many have pointed out OBrien is the problem. Same as many defensive minded coaches they clash with QB’s and can’t seem to grow an offense. I have no pony in the game but it’s clear to anyone in football they should have tossed OB instead of Oswieler. Neither are good mind you:)

  6. It makes NO SENSE to give an entire offseason of 1st team reps to a guy they obviously had absolutely no confidence in whatsoever. If his leash was going to be THAT short, then why even bother at all?

    So Watson wasn’t ready to start week 1 at home with 4 months to prep, but he’s suddenly ready to start week 2 on the road with 4 DAYS to prep?

    That’s some solid Bill O’Brien logic right there. The guy has no vision, no plan, he’s indecisive and uninspiring. No wonder they can never figure out an offense, this guy has no foresight whatsoever.

  7. patriot420blog – yeah everything that’s gone wrong is not entirely his fault, but a lot of it definitely is and there’s no logical way you can dispute that. It’s a coaches job to have a vision and get his players on the same page with it. I have no clue how you can say he’s been successful at all in that regard.

    The guy is lost, and he thinks his unnecessarily complex offense makes him smarter than everyone else. Clearly it’s holding them back, and a smart coach doesn’t jam unnecessary complexities down sub-par QBs throats then cycle through 5 of them a year wondering why you can’t find consistency.

    His head coaching days are numbered, it just seems like you and Bob McNair are the only ones who haven’t figured it out yet.

  8. If the Texans didn’t play in the softest division in football and constantly make the playoffs at 9-7, he would have been fired a long time ago. The ineptitude of their direct competition has fooled the organization into thinking he’s worth retaining.

    I really hope Watson can make it work, those fans deserve to know who their quarterback is. But either way, that locker room needs a new voice.

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