Tom Savage on performance in loss to Colts: ‘I played like crap’
The Houston Texans suffered a devastating blow last week when the team lost rookie sensation Deshaun Watson to a season-ending knee injury. Tom Savage was restored as starter after losing the job amid horrendous play in a Week 1 loss. And it’s clear Savage was not impressed in the least with his performance in Sunday’s 20-14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
“It’s probably the most frustrating game of my life,” Savage said, via the Houston Chronicle. “It’s just one of those deals that I just wasn’t making the throws and guys were open. I’m not going to give you the politically correct answer and say like blah blah blah we can get better. No, I have to make the throws. I played like crap. That’s what it is.”
Savage didn’t throw an interception and put up a pedestrian statistical day, going 19-of-44 for 219 yards with a touchdown. Savage, however, did lose a fumble on the final play of the game.
The Texans sit at 3-5 and are understandably reeling after the shocking loss of Watson. Savage insists the team has no choice but to forge ahead. Savage understands the onus is on him to play better.
“The team and where they’re at mentally is not an issue,” Savage said. “It never will be here, that is the kind of culture that we have. It’s just about holding yourself accountable and knowing when you need to pick it up. I need to pick it up.”
The Texans are by no means out of it in the AFC South. The Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars share the division lead at 5-3 and both teams have their own flaws. The Texans will attempt to get things turned in the right direction with a road game next Sunday against arguably the biggest surprise in the NFL this season, the 6-2 Los Angeles Rams.