Sounds like Tom Savage, Braxton Miller are making progress

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Tom Savage and Braxton Miller could help the Houston Texans’ offense take off in 2017.

After looking a little shaky during last week’s OTA’s, Texans’ veteran quarterback Tom Savage seems to be doing better this week.

It sounds like Savage is now settling down and is looking more comfortable with head coach Bill O’Brien’s offense.

Here’s what Patrick Starr of State of the Texans wrote about Savage.

"The offense looked much better with Tom Savage running the show. If anything, Savage looks more comfortable with his role as the starting quarterback. That alone has settled him down compared to last week and he was able to throw some nice strikes to receivers. He hit Hopkins early in the day with a quick throw for a touchdown in red-zone work, and he has done a good job of getting the ball out on time."

Of course Savage is expected to be the Texans’ week one starter, but things can always change between now and September.

All Savage needs to do is take care of the football and help move the ball down the field.  That’s easier said than done of course.

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There are also many questions about whether or not second-year wide receiver Braxton Miller can step up and have a bigger role this coming season.

It sounds like the addition of Wes Welker to the Texans’ coaching staff has been huge for Miller.

"Braxton Miller returned to the field and it is clear that he is way more comfortable with the offense and his role in it. He made a nice catch on a ball thrown behind him and was able to turn his body, making the catch in between two defenders. Miller is looking confident getting in and out of his routes. Last season he was able to win one on ones with pure athleticism. Now he is winning with refined route running. It is clear Miller has worked on his craft over the off-season."

Miller has the physical skills to get the job done as a slot receiver. His maturation will come down to how comfortable he is with the offense.

I’e already written that I don’t believe Miller will take the next step in 2017.  But I do see it coming in 2018.

Comment below and tell us what you expect from Miller and Savage this coming season.