Grades for Hoyer and Mallett following the 2nd preseason game

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Jun 12, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) talks with media after practices during OTA at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Mallet’s Grade: D-.

After re-watching the game film, I believe Ryan Mallett’s passes traveled in the air 2.75 yards per pass attempt on average (his longest pass attempt was eight yards down field). How is an offense suppose to get first downs when the ball is never thrown past the first down marker? The Texans wide receivers aren’t yards after catch super stars. He needs to showcase his arm strength, read defenses, and be more aggressive in order win the starting gig. This performance shows how little faith Bill O’Brien and the OC have in Mallett because play calls were basic, short, didn’t challenge him, or play to Mallett’s few strengths.

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