Ryan Fitzpatrick ran with the 1s, Case Keenum with the 2s and Tom Savage took whatever was left.
The quarterback rotation was on Monday how it’s been throughout Houston Texans training camp.
Head coach Bill O’Brien on Monday was asked if he was sticking with Fitzpatrick as his starter despite his two interception performance against the Arizona Cardinals in their preseason opener on Saturday.
“Yes,” he said succinctly.
But when asked on Sunday if he was re-thinking his quarterback depth chart, O’Brien gave little by way of assurances for anybody.
“I think you’re always thinking about what you can do to make the team better,” O’Brien said. “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.”
Given what he said on Monday about Fitzpatrick, O’Brien’s vagueness on Sunday speaks to the standing of Keenum than anyone. He’s struggled mightily in camp, and not only with grasping a new offense. He’s had poor accuracy, questionable judgment and less than good timing.
Savage, a fourth-round pick in 2014, has so far been brought along slowly. He’s had limited opportunities in practice, and when he does step in, he’s been a bit sheltered. Plays called for him appear to be simpler. O’Brien kills the music that blares for Fitzpatrick and Keenum. All, it seems, to help with the learning curve.
How long do the training wheels stay on Savage?
What happens to Keenum when they come off?
Something to keep an eye on as the Atlanta Falcons come to down for two joint practices prior to Saturday’s home preseason opener at NRG Stadium.
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