Nobody said it was going to be easy for the Houston Texans and rookie quarterback Davis Mills when he become the starting quarterback in replacement of the injured Tyrod Taylor.
In the first half of Week 4 for the Houston Texans, on the road against the Buffalo Bills, the rookie quarterback Mills was intercepted twice by the Top 5 ranked Bills defense. The first interception by Mills was by Tremaine Edwards in the first quarter. Then towards the end of the second quarter it was Buffalo’s Micah Hyde with the interception.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record week-after-week, for Mills to ever be successful in the NFL as a starting quarterback he’s going have to have failures and tough times.
It is that simple because every quarterback who has ever played in the NFL has battled through struggles. It is the quarterbacks who learn from their mistakes and make the necessary adjustments are the ones who become successful.
Houston Texans: No points in the first half for the away team
As for the interceptions, here is the first one by Edmunds in the first quarter of the Week 4 game:
The entire offense of the Texans has been held scoreless in the first half, and not all of this is on Mills either. Being held scoreless in a half can’t happen if this franchise ever wants to take the next step. To give the Houston Texans the benefit of a doubt, they are in a rebuild mode, and in three straight games they faced some of the best defenses in the entire NFL.
Mills will still most likely be the starter next week when the Texans face the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium in Houston. Until then there is still a second half to play against Buffalo, which is a chance for for Mills and the rest of the Texans offense to improve their overall play.