Tom Savage: I played like crap

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The Texans were forced to turn back to Tom Savage at quarterback on Sunday and the results were pretty similar to what they saw before benching him in favor of Deshaun Watson in the season opener.

While Savage threw his first regular season touchdown and avoided an interception, going 19-of-44 for 219 yards and losing a fumble on a sack on the final play of the game isn’t going to win too many games. It wasn’t enough in a 20-14 loss to the Colts, certainly, and Savage didn’t make any attempt to dress up his play.

“It’s probably the most frustrating game of my life,” Savage said, via the Houston Chronicle. “It’s just one of those deals that I just wasn’t making the throws and guys were open. I’m not going to give you the politically correct answer and say like blah blah blah we can get better. No, I have to make the throws. I played like crap. That’s what it is.”

At 3-5, the Texans can’t afford too much more crap before they will be playing for draft positioning. There’s been little evidence that Savage can provide something else, but the Texans will hope that’s not the case in Los Angeles against the Rams next weekend.

23 responses to “Tom Savage: I played like crap

  1. Well, at least he owned up to it and did not blanket his statement with PC “crap”. With the Rams next, I hope he will survive 🙁 I do have a feeling he may not be under center against them, though…..

  2. I really hoped Savage would be good but it’s obvious he doesn’t have the skills to play QB in the NFL, at least as a starter. What bothers me more is the coach pegging him as the starter during the off-season and into the first game. I understand bringing a rookie along slowly but the talent disparity is pretty obvious.

    I have no idea what they should do at this point. I sure hope Watson, Watt, Mercilus, etc come back healthy next year!

  3. There’s cool in the pocket and there’s ssslllloooooowww. He certainly doesn’t panic but he’s got to play quicker. Much quicker.

  4. I heard the most inane comment I think I’ve ever heard yesterday on NFL Countdown. Samantha Ponder was talking about the Texans expectations will have to be lower and Randy Moss vehemantly disagreed. According to him, because Savage has the same offensive line as Watson had the expectations should be exactly the same. I’m not sure what agenda he’s pushing there but what a ridiculous comment. According to him then you could replace Tom Brady with Tom Savage and expect the same results. I turned the channel. What a dumb thing to say.

  5. Professional kneelers make poor football players, as the Texans and Dolphins showed yet again. But have fun battling or whatever the latest cover story is.

  6. terripet says:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:18 am
    No you just played a good team colts should be 6-3 if they had better coaching
    LOL…Riiiiiiiight! And the Chiefs would be undefeated…you know, if they had better coaching. LOLOLOLOL

  7. 69nflcommenter420 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:08 am
    Mayb if his team respected the flag he would have played better

    The team could have wrapped themselves with the flag, and Savage would still suck.

  8. This is who Tom Savage is. I can’t even begin to explain how painful it is as a Texans fan to go from watching Deshaun Watson and that electric offense to seeing Tom Savage put up one garbage TD (where Deandre made a great catch) against a terrible Colts team.

  9. They should get a mobile quarterback in there who has a winning record and playoff experience. Tebow.

  10. terripet says:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:18 am
    No you just played a good team colts should be 6-3 if they had better coaching
    LOL! Losing to THIS Colts team is worse than losing to the Browns.

  11. This is a perfect example of what you get when you change the rules and game to revolve around the QB play. It becomes unwatchable if your team doesn’t have a solid QB or lose one to injury. This is just another reason amongst many to start tuning out.

  12. actually Tom, you doidn’t have guys open all day long. The Colts actually played decent defense for a change. Pierre Desir was great filling in for that headcase Vontae

  13. Us Texans fans are now in for an EXTREMELY long season. Savage makes Tebow and VY look like Elway and Tarkenton. His accuracy is atrocious. He has a tendency to run from pressure. Case in point is the last play of the game. 4th amd goal from the 7 and when he gets hit and fumbles he is on the 18. You aren’t gonna make winning plays retreating that way. Our O-line is bad, but there were plenty of opportunities to step up into the pocket and he wouldn’t do it. There were plenty of throws where he had space to fit the ball and the throws were low or wide or underthrown. Fuller, Hopkins, Ellington, etc. can go get it, but not if the throws are as inaccurate as yesterday. If they want any hope of doing anything this year they neex to get Yates up to speed pretty damn quick. But next year seems like our best chance to do ANYTHING. As a Texans fan since day 1, I am used to saying “next year”.

  14. Honest question why did Tom Savage throw the ball 44 times? The game was only 10-7 at the halftime (thanks to that defensive touchdown).
    Rushing Stats:
    Lamar Miller 10 carries for 57 yards
    D’Onta Foreman 11 carries for 37 yards.

    Tom Savage is not that good. And the gameplan should have been adjusted accordingly. What that means is a heavy dose of RUNNING. As long as the game was within 1 score there was no reason to turn away from the running game. Just run the ball and implement quick passes and screens. That is how you are going to score on offense. I know that Fuller and Hopkins are legitimate deep threats, but Savage lacks the accuracy and skillset to utilize those plays.

  15. It was clear even before this season that Savage was not an NFL starting QB! When Watson went down in practice this team had an obligation to the team and to their fans to sign a competent QB.

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