The NFL is a very humbling game.
“I think perspective is very important in this League,” Fitzpatrick said. “I’m disappointed in myself and the way I played. The final score. The way everything turned out.”
Fitzpatrick was picked off twice in the first half, the second coming at the Arizona 15-yard line. While the mood was down, there was still a focus on improvement.
To start the second half, Case Keenum and the offense were flagged for a delay of game.
“The presnap penalties, those are most of the time on the quarterback and I take responsibility for those,” Keenum, who went 3-of-5 for 25 yards. “That’s part of managing the game. Every little play, I’m going to nitpick and go back and look at the throws and the checks and the reads.”
The rookie Savage played the final two series of the game, and was sacked twice. One resulted in a safety. While he wasn’t satisfied with his performance, he was able to gain from his brief time on the field.
“It was a good learning experience, definitely, to finally get out there on an NFL field,” Savage said.
The Texans have Sunday off and will return to the practice field Monday morning at the Houston Methodist Training Center.