Tom Savage on Texans’ loss to Colts: ‘I played like crap’

Tom Savage took over for Deshaun Watson. It was not pretty.

Predictably, the statuesque quarterback struggled most of the afternoon, leading to boos from the Houston crowd.

It’s hard to fault Texans fans who went from watching a dazzling scoring machine in Watson to a bungling bundle of bones in Savage.

At one point in the second half on Sunday, Savage was 9-of-28 passing for 96 yards. By any metric, 32 percent completion percentage is horrific. The fourth-year pro made his stat line look slightly less pathetic against a bad Colts defense that began to play soft with a big lead late. Savage completed 10 of his next 16 passes for 123 yards, including his first career TD toss. In the end, Savage came up short, taking a sack and fumbling to end the game.

To quote Morpheus: “What happened, happened, and couldn’t have happened any other way.”

Where Watson was a pocket-escaping magician who injected life into Houston’s offense with deep bombs and throwing people open, Savage was the inverse. The 27-year-old continued to throw into double and triple coverage, couldn’t lead receivers into space, had almost zero accuracy on deep balls, and often didn’t give his

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