Texans sticking with Tom Savage because they sort of have to

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Tom Savage wasn’t very good yesterday.

But apparently going with the theory that it can always get worse, the Texans are sticking with him.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien told reporters Monday that Savage would start again this week against the Cardinals. That eliminates what might ordinarily be more of a question in other circumstances, since Savage had a wretched day against the Rams.

He turned it over four times (two interceptions, two fumbles), and wasn’t otherwise effective, completing 18-of-36 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown.

But since the options are The Human Card Table You Keep In The Basement T.J. Yates and Colin Kaepernick‘s 2012 Camp Arm Josh Johnson, you can almost see why they’re sticking with Savage.

 

15 responses to “Texans sticking with Tom Savage because they sort of have to

  1. Why do teams keep giving up draft choices for a Tom Brady’s backup? Get a clue Belichick is a great evaluator of Qb’s and is not the reason Brady’s a great QB.

  2. The Brett Favre saga was more interesting than the CK saga. Gag/barf.

    PS

    Since yesterday was supposed to be stadium protest day and since it didn’t happen, one would believe that CK might not be as toxic as is perceived on these boards and other outlets. People who complain in either direction are the ones who are typing, there is always a vast amount of indifferent people who aren’t as polarized on ‘pick an issue’.

    Personally, I’d rather root for our 2-14, NY Giants than be a NE Patriot fan who hired CK if Brady went down. Not saying they would. I’d rather lose, is the point.

  3. KIR says:
    November 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Why do teams keep giving up draft choices for a Tom Brady’s backup? Get a clue Belichick is a great evaluator of Qb’s and is not the reason Brady’s a great QB.

    Because how many of those other QB’s drafted by BB have gone on to great things? Remind me go BB record as a head coach before Brady. Wasn’t he 5-11 the year before Brady took over and 0-2 when Brady did take over?

    Great insight, but STRIKE ONE!

  4. Kaepernick was the backup in 2012, so he didn’t have any “camp arms”. Alex Smith came into the year as the starter, and Kaepernick was anticipated to spend the entire year as the backup. It wasn’t until Alex Smith suffered a concussion against the Rams that Colin got consistent playing time. Johnson and Scott Tolzien were the third/fourth stringers, and Kaepernick got second team reps.

    Josh Johnson was the “camp arm” to Kaepernick in 2014, although he was on the regular season roster for a while. The 49ers utilized him as a 54th spot, releasing and re-signing him several times.

  5. polarbeardigital says:
    November 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    Kaepernick was the backup in 2012, so he didn’t have any “camp arms”. Alex Smith came into the year as the starter, and Kaepernick was anticipated to spend the entire year as the backup. It wasn’t until Alex Smith suffered a concussion against the Rams that Colin got consistent playing time. Johnson and Scott Tolzien were the third/fourth stringers, and Kaepernick got second team reps.

    Josh Johnson was the “camp arm” to Kaepernick in 2014, although he was on the regular season roster for a while. The 49ers utilized him as a 54th spot, releasing and re-signing him several times.
    ————

    Wow, talk about not seeing the forest for the trees. The point was that Kaep and Johnson were on the same roster and no one ever, at any time for any reason, ever so much as insinuated that Johnson was anywhere close to Kaep in terms of talent or potential.

  6. Kap could have engaged his protests and still be in the league. It was the Castro shirt and pig socks that did him in. He would quite possibly have been on the Fins this year instead of Cutler but for the Castro shirt. No way a fan base made up with a significant percentage Cubans would accept that.

    I don’t have anything against him for protesting, its our constitutional right. But he made himself toxic to the entire NFL fan base when he took it far beyond that.

  7. The Texans should bring in the brittle RG3 or even the infamous bad boy Manziel for a look see. They are mobile at least and can extend plays while moving around. Kaepernick should go play in Canada, if they’ll even have him.

  8. The nucleus of the Texans team is injured/out for the year. One QB, at least one that’s currently available, won’t do much to help. So, let them figure out what they should do – especially since they can’t even play for a high draft pick. Trying to develop Savage might be the best move in a sea of awful choices.

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