Archive for the ‘Houston Texans’ Category

Bill O’Brien wants to stay, Deshaun Watson wants him to

Monday, December 11th, 2017

With so much focus on the condition of quarterback Tom Savage, it was easy to overlook another development during coach Bill O’Brien’s press conference Monday, and how it pertains to the future of the team. Asked if he wanted to coach the Texans next year, O’Brien replied: “Sure.

Texans’ Bill O’Brien: Had I seen video, I never would have let Tom Savage back into game

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Savage took a hard hit in his own end zone in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers. As he fell backward from the Elvis Dumervil tackle, the back of Savage’s head slammed against the turf. As he rolled over, Savage’s hands were visibly shaking.

NFL, NFLPA looking into Savage’s return despite concussion

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The NFL is checking whether concussion protocol was properly followed Sunday when Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage was allowed to briefly return to action after a hard hit in the end zone that left him dazed and with his hands quivering. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that he didn't see the video of Savage shaking and never would have allowed him back in the game if he'd been able to see what the TV cameras showed. Lockhart said the discovery during this investigation of any possible improvements to the concussion protocol will be quickly implemented in coordination with the players union.

Texans planning to start T.J. Yates this week

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The Houston Texans are preparing to start their third quarterback of the season on Sunday in Jacksonville. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said today that he’s expecting T.J. Yates to start in place of Tom Savage, who was injured in yesterday’s loss to the 49ers. Yates played better than Savage on Sunday, so the Texans might want to keep playing Yates even if Savage is medically cleared.

ICYMI in NFL Week 14: Savage hit, a win-lose for Eagles

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Jarring as it may have been to see Texans quarterback Tom Savage lying on the ground with his hands twitching after a brutal hit in the end zone, what happened moments later was every bit as disturbing: Savage came back onto the field. The NFL's concussion protocol came under heavy criticism after it failed Savage on Sunday in Houston's 26-16 loss to the 49ers. Only after Savage briefly returned to the game did the medical crew determine that the quarterback did, indeed, have a concussion and remove him from the game.

Garoppolo leads 49ers to 26-16 win over Texans

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

After years of struggles at the position, the San Francisco 49ers may have finally found their quarterback of the future in Jimmy Garoppolo. It's pretty safe to say that Garoppolo will be under center for the rest of the season after throwing for a career-high 334 yards and a touchdown as the 49ers (3-10) won their second straight game. Garoppolo was 20 of 33 in his second start for a team that hasn't had consistent play at quarterback since Colin Kaepernick's great 2013 season.

NFL will explore whether concussion protocol was followed with Savage

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

It’s standard practice for the league to review injuries and protocols, but there’s nothing standard about a player who suffers an apparent head injury and isn’t immediately removed from play. On Sunday in Houston, Texans quarterback Tom Savage seemed to be in distress after taking a big hit from 49ers pass rusher Elvis Dumervil. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Savage was cleared by the unaffiliated neurotrama consultant to return to action.

49ers playing to a new, winning tune

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

"You can feel it in our building," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. The 49ers have won three of their past four games after losing their first nine games to open the season. Garoppolo led the 49ers on five consecutive scoring drives in the second and third quarters.

What’s the excuse for failure to spot concussion on Texans QB Tom Savage?

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The NFL’s concussion protocol failed again Sunday. Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage took a hit in his own end zone in the second quarter after throwing a pass against the San Francisco 49ers, and his head whipped back onto the turf. An official was right there, standing over Savage and checking on him.

Garoppolo leads 49ers to 26-16 win over Texans

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

After years of struggles at the position, the San Francisco 49ers may have finally found their quarterback of the future in Jimmy Garoppolo. It's pretty safe to say that Garoppolo will be under center for the rest of the season after throwing for a career-high 334 yards and a touchdown as the 49ers (3-10) won their second straight game. Garoppolo was 20 of 33 in his second start for a team that hasn't had consistent play at quarterback since Colin Kaepernick's great 2013 season.