Ryan Mallett was the first to the podium this morning for the Texans' press conference following practice. He looked and sounded like someone who had been betrayed. His body language and the tone of his voice showed a guy who was clearly upset about Bill O'Brien's decision that Brian Hoyer would be the team's starter. Mallett admitted to feeling angry and disagreeing with the decision.
Here are a few takes from the media members who were present:
Mallett: I don't know what else to do except work my ass off. I don't look at it as a setback. I thought I did enough to win the job."— Dale Robertson (@sportywineguy) August 25, 2015
Visibly upset Ryan Mallett at the podium today. Can't blame him. Said he thought he did enough to win the job. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) August 25, 2015
Mallett: The longer camp went along, the better I was playing. I was getting into a rhythm."— Dale Robertson (@sportywineguy) August 25, 2015
Ryan Mallett: 'Disappointed yeah? Angry yeah?'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 25, 2015
Ryan Mallett said he doesn't feel any better about things today: "I wanted this job more than anything but it is what it is." #Texans— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 25, 2015
Ryan Mallett "Obviously I'm disappointed and I don't agree with it but I'll be ready."— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 25, 2015
Ryan Mallett is asked if he felt like he got a fair shake in the competition. "It is what it is," he says. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) August 25, 2015
Once Mallett was finished, the head coach met with the press. As we should expect, Bill O'Brien said that he wants these emotions in his backup quarterback, and that he wants a real competitor who's ready to go when called upon. O'Brien doesn't want a guy to be satisfied as the backup.
Bill O'Brien on Ryan Mallett upset:"That's what U want. You don't want a guy jumping around doing backsprings when he gets named the backup"— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 25, 2015
O'Brien says you want a guy who isn't happy he didn't win a starting job. Said Mallett has prepared like a starter last two days. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) August 25, 2015
This definitely won't be the last we hear about the QBs on the 2015 Houston Texans. If you've got anything to add to the conversation, hit the Comments below.