Jul 26, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass while head coach Bill O'Brien watches during training camp at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Bill O'Brien not ruling out quarterback change after horrendous preseason opener

The Houston Texans took the field for the first preseason game of the 2014 season against the Arizona Cardinals this past weekend with a new head coach and new quarterback, and needless to say their performance was deplorable.

 

The Texans ultimately lost the game 32-0, and the quarterback play for the team was simply atrocious. Starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 55 yards on 6-14 passing and two interceptions.  The backups were only slightly better as Case Keenum was 3-5 with 29 yards and Tom Savage was 2 for 3 with 14 yards.

Head coach Bill O’Brien called the team’s performance “terrible” yesterday during a media scrum. Today, when asked about a potential quarterback change, he did not rule anything out (Courtesy of Pro Football Talk):

I think you’re always thinking about what you can do to make the team better. So any time you have a chance to review things and regroup a little bit on a day off like it is today, as a head coach, you’re always thinking about things that can make the team better, whether that’s a change in the depth chart, a change in a scheme, a change of a position of a player, whatever it may be. We’ll continue to discuss that today.

While O’Brien did not exactly answer the question directly, that sure seems like a bad sign for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. If Fitzpatrick hopes to keep the starting job throughout the regular season, he better perform a lot more impressively next weekend when Houston takes on the Atlanta Falcons at home.

 

 

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