Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans on 2014 NFL preseason week 2 at Reliant Stadium. The Atlanta Falcons definitely just weren’t content with the data backup situation. It was evident immediately after last season finished. There were murmurs concerning the necessity for a pro quarterback. There was even talk about Luke McCown returning to the Falcons if he didn’t re-sign with the Saints, yet he stayed in New Orleans.
Head instructor Mike Smith made those quarterback-depth concerns a lot more clear today when he proclaimed the backup work “wide open” after Renfree obtained some second-team breaks. Davis had the work last duration and got wounded in the one game he played at Tampa Bay, when the Buccaneers routed the Falcons and the instructors took Ryan to set him from getting killed.
The Atlanta Falcons similarly knew they couldn’t undertake one more period checking out Ryan obtaining boomed around like a pinball. That’s why they invested cash in free company and created beginning best guard Jon Asamoah. That’s why they prepared Jake Matthews from Texas A&M to start at finest handle.
Those investments, plus the hiring of offending line trainer Mike Tice to bring resilience in advance, were every little thing about setting Ryan upright and healthy and balanced and balanced throughout the 2014 period.
Sure, it’s superb to have sturdy insurance policy. Possibly Yates will definitely supply it, although he still should be readily available in and prove himself after losing to Ryan Fitzpatrick in Houston. Whatever happens, getting a knowledgeable quarterback with a playoff gain under his belt in exchange for a linebacker that no more seemed to be an important individual of the defense was an useful tradeoff.
Since the Draft mores than, the forecasts for each and every NFL groups starting turning will certainly begin to appear Houston Texans consisted of. With a few openings to attach, pros and the just recently readied rookies will definitely fight to load these markets in the coming off season tasks, and in pre duration. Expense O’Brien will certainly be would like to reverse a 2-14 team, that is just a year took out from a playoff run, and still has many of those gamers that provided veteran management on this team. Without additionally a due, the offensive side of the sphere will definitely be evaluated initially, beginning with preparing for the man which might be under facility for the Houston Texans.
Quarterback is nearly a detailed wager of which might begin for Houston Texans. Ryan Fitzpatrick has one of the most experience of the four entering camp, with years of his belt. T.J. Yates has been with Houston for four years, leading them to their initial playoff success over Cincinnati when Matt Schaub was hurt. Scenario Keenum is a local follower favorite of the Texans, in addition beginning Houston’s last 8 video games of the 2013 duration. Keenum began hot the very first four video games, exposing a bunch of assurance; however then fizzled out the last 4, throwing for merely one objective with 5 interceptions. Tom Savage is the only quarterback Houston prepared in the 2014 NFL Draft, which was in the 4th round. Fitzpatrick could be one of the most skilled quarterback on the Texans schedule, yet he is not a responsible starter, possibly a brief stop room at the position. T.J. Yates did lead Houston Texans to their very first playoff accomplishment, nonetheless simply this last year he found himself 3rd on the depth chart behind Keenum. Instance Keenum provided a long needed trigger when Houston put him into the starting align, and disclosed a lot of guarantee early on.
Success did not come nevertheless, as Keenum did not obtain as a starter last period. Savage is the feasible insert into the beginning align. The QB out of Pitt as an actually live arm, and with suitable offending line play Savage could be extraordinary. Fitzpatrick and Keenum will definitely examine Savage in camp, however with all four QB’s learning a new crime in camp, Savage may be supplied the possibility mostly task at first. Preseason will certainly be an essential time for these QBs to show exactly what they obtained.
Event: NFL Preseason 2014
Match: Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans
Date: August 16, 2014
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Reliant Stadium