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.