Tom Savage: Houston Texans QB gives shortest news conference ever

By Alex Butler

Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage did not answer a single question at his most recent news conference, because not one reporter showed up.

Savage entered the news conference area after Monday's 23-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.


He walked into the room, sporting a winter hat and jacket. Savage stepped up to the microphone and asked: "are we good?"

Then it was over.

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Savage completed 22-of-37 passes for 252 yards and two interceptions in the loss. He failed to throw a touchdown.

Savage also lost a fumble and was sacked twice by Ravens star Terrell Suggs.

He has completed 88-of-162 passes for 984 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. He has thrown those scores and interceptions in the four starts he earned following the season-ending injury to rookie star quarterback Deshaun Watson.

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The fourth-year quarterback is 1-4 as a starter this season and was 1-1 last season as the Texans' starting quarterback.

Savage did comment on the game during another question session. While no reporters were in the press room at the time of his arrival, Savage stuck around to talk to reporters in the locker room, according to the Houston Chronicle.


"Well, I threw two picks and lost one fumble," Savage said after the game, according to the team website. "That's not my goal, but that's all part of the game. The Ravens have a really good defense, and they played well."

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He also said there "are no words" for his frustration.

"I don't go out there to throw picks, but it's called the NFL. We just need to do better," he added, according to the Texans.

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Texans coach Bill O'Brien also addressed Savage's performance, but didn't drop all of the blame for the loss on his starting gunslinger.


"He can't turn it over," O'Brien told reporters. "I thought he did some good things, but we turned it over too many times on offense. They weren't all his fault, but the interceptions, we have to do a better job there. We've got to block better, run better, and do a lot of things better. That's what we are going to try to do."

The Texans have an AFC South matchup in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans. That game kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

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