Ryan Mallett isn't earning too many points in the Bill O'Brien scoring system of accountability. You may recall that he was late to practice during training camp shortly after it was announced that Brian Hoyer would be the starting quarterback.
It is now being reported that he missed the team's charter flight to Miami and had to take a commercial flight to catch up with his fellow Houston Texans. It is also coming out that Mallett overslept and missed the team charter bus in Virginia during joint practices with Washington.
I can only imagine what Bill O'Brien and Rick Smith are thinking at this time. One thing I'm thinking is that they shouldn't have put Tom Savage on season-ending I/R for his shoulder injury. That decision really handcuffs them into keeping Mallett as the backup, and limits how much they can develop Savage this year.
Here are some tweets on the latest. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Texans QB Ryan Mallett missed team charter and had to fly commercial to Dolphins game. I can imagine Bill OBrien reaction.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 25, 2015
If Tom Savage wasn't on IR and could be the backup I bet OBrien would cut Mallett. He's got to be livid!— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 25, 2015
Ryan Mallett also overslept and was late for a team bus in Richmond, Va. during joint practices in camp with Washington, sources say— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 25, 2015
Ryan Mallett previously overslept and missed a practice after Brian Hoyer was named the starter— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 25, 2015
UPDATE FROM TIM: It should also be reported that someone had the story about Mallett missing the team charter YESTERDAY, long before anyone else did. We know this because that person tweeted BRB yesterday.
.@battleredblog did Mallett really miss the bus to the Airport? Been some reports. @DavidNunoABC13 @McClain_on_NFL— Houston-JD (@HN_JAD) October 24, 2015
That qualified as news to me, so I replied like this:
@HN_JAD @DavidNunoABC13 @McClain_on_NFL: Haven't heard or read anything to that effect.— battleredblog (@battleredblog) October 24, 2015
As we now know, @HN_JAD had great information, and he deserves credit for breaking the story.
For the record, @HN_JAD tweeted yesterday that he had heard Ryan Mallett missed the team charter. Great work. #Texans— battleredblog (@battleredblog) October 25, 2015
Thanks for the shout out ! https://t.co/cyVFCwrPTe— Houston-JD (@HN_JAD) October 25, 2015
Feel free to tweet him to thank him for sharing the information, and then react to the news that Ryan Mallett continues to show an absurd inability to act like a professional.
UPDATE II: Oh, cool. Just a little traffic. All's forgiven, Ryan. It's not like you could plan ahead for something like that.
Ryan Mallett on missing flight 'I got caught in traffic it's not the leadership role I need to exhibit'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 25, 2015
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