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Houston Chronicle Nov 24, 2014

Ryan Fitzpatrick unsure about Texans’ QB situation

Monday wasn’t normal for the Texans, who lost starter Ryan Mallett for the season due to a right pectoral injury. It somewhat was for Ryan Fitzpatrick. The veteran quarterback and Week 1-9 starter spent the day after the Texans’ 22-13 home loss to Cleveland preparing like normal for his team’s next opponent, the Tennessee Titans. […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 23, 2014

The Sports Update: A look at how Ryan Mallett’s injury affects the Texans

Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss Ryan Mallett’s pec injury and Ryan Fitzpatrick likely regaining his role as the team’s starting quarterback.
Cincy Jungle Nov 21, 2014

Behind Enemy Lines: Bengals vs Texans

Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog joins us this week Behind Enemy Lines to talk Bengals vs Texans. Q: As an outsider, I was a little surprised when the Texans benched Ryan Fitzpatrick for Ryan Mallett. At the time of the change, Fitzpatrick was 4-5 and on pace for nearly 3,500 yards, 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Why was Fitzpatrick benched? And though it has only been one game, how has Mallett looked? A: Fitzpatrick was benched because, as I'm sure Bengals fans remember well, he was never really the guy. He was just who happened to be the least bad option on the roster at the time...
Houston Chronicle Nov 17, 2014

O’Brien satisfied with offensive line’s performance

The Texans’ offensive line played its best game of the season in Sunday’s 23-7 victory at Cleveland. Going against a physical front seven and a defense that had limited Cincinnati to three points, the linemen dominated on run blocking and pass protection. Quarterback Ryan Mallett wasn’t sacked in his first start. Ryan Fitzpatrick had been […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 5, 2014

Fitzpatrick: ‘I don’t like it, and I don’t agree with it’

* * * Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick stood in front of his locker Wednesday answering questions he hoped he would never be asked. At 7 a.m., coach Bill O’Brien told Fitzpatrick he was being benched as the starting quarterback and replaced by Ryan Mallett, a four-year veteran with one completion on his résumé. “I don’t like […]
Cincy Jungle Nov 5, 2014
Around The NFL: Ryan Fitzpatrick Benched In Houston, Ryan Mallett Named Starter

Around The NFL: Ryan Fitzpatrick Benched In Houston, Ryan Mallett Named Starter

The Houston Texans are making a major change to their team, as they have announced a change at quarterback. Both the former and current starters should be familiar names to Bengals fans. In the knee-jerk reaction culture that is engrained in the NFL, there are few jobs that are secure for an extended period of time. Save for a few quarterbacks and even less coaches, every job is open to scrutiny and examination. The latest example of quick-trigger movement has gone down in Houston, where multiple sources claim that a change at quarterback has been made. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has...
FFToday Nov 5, 2014

Texans make switch at QB, Mallett to start Week 11

Ryan Fitzpatrick benched Ryan Mallett is the Texans' new starting quarterback. Coach Bill O'Brien named Mallett the starter Wednesday, after debating during recent days whether to make a change. The first-year coach acknowledged the decision to bench veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick was "very difficult." (Houston Chronicle) FF Today's Take: Fitzpatrick will be the backup in Week 11 with Tom Savage operating as the No. 3 quarterback. Fitzpatrick has completed 62 percent of his passes for 1960 yards, 11 TDs and 8 INTs in nine games. The Texans are 4-5 and looking for a spark. For now,...
Houston Chronicle Nov 3, 2014

Texans still considering making QB change, O’Brien says

The Texans are still considering making a change at quarterback, coach Bill O’Brien said Monday. While Ryan Fitzpatrick is still the starter, O’Brien acknowledged that the team is considering benching the veteran. Ryan Mallett is Fitzpatrick’s backup. The Texans will meet again Monday to evaluate their QB situation. Twitter: ChronBrianSmith
Houston Chronicle Nov 3, 2014

Brown, O’Brien agree that poor performance isn’t all on Fitzpatrick

The Texans have lost four of five, and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is being targeted for much of the criticism. In Sunday’s 31-21 loss to Philadelphia, Fitzpatrick was 13-of-27 for 203 yards and two touchdowns. He threw one interception and was sacked four times. He also ran for 49 yards – the most by a Texans […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 3, 2014

Fitzpatrick remains focused on improving as Mallett waits in shadows

Ryan Fitzpatrick says he hopes to use the Texans’ off week to re-evaluate the Texans’ offense and his own role in same, admitting Monday morning that expectations – his included – aren’t being met. He wouldn’t, however, reflect on how he might react if coach Bill O’Brien decides to change quarterbacks. “I don’t live in […]
FFToday Nov 3, 2014

Texans mulling quarterback change?

HC looking for a spark for struggling offense Following a 31-21 defeat to the Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium and another inconsistent showing from the offense, Texan HC Bill O'Brien didn't come close to benching Ryan Fitzpatrick. But the first-year coach did say every position will be evaluated and he's looking for a "spark" to ignite a stalled unit. O'Brien said if anyone is at fault, it's the coach and play-caller. "If the blame is pinpointed anywhere, the blame is pinpointed here," O'Brien said. "I've got to do a better job of getting these guys pointed in the right direction." ...
ESPN Fantasy Football Nov 3, 2014

Is Ryan Fitzpatrick's job in jeopardy?

So far this season, Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has a quarterback rating of 87.1, which ranks 22nd amongst eligible quarterbacks. The past coup...
Houston Chronicle Nov 2, 2014

Looking ahead to a matchup with the Browns after the open week

1. The Texans are fortunate to have an open date and two weeks to prepare for the Browns. More important, they need the extra time to see if their injured players are going to heal in time to play at Cleveland. The Browns are 5-3, their best record since 2007. 2. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 2, 2014

When O’Brien says ‘everything’ will be evaluated, he’s including Fitzpatrick’s starting job

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been the Texans’ starting quarterback since mid-June. For months, coach Bill O’Brien has said “Fitzy” is the Texans’ leader. Following a 31-21 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium and another inconsistent showing from the Texans’ unpredictable offense, O’Brien didn’t come close to benching Fitzpatrick. But the first-year coach […]

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