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Old 08-25-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Ryan Mallett on backup QB role: I thought I did enough to win starting job

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett met with media Tuesday after practice and was clearly upset and disappointed that Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback.

That's the reaction most people thought he would have after learning Monday morning that the job he's worked his whole career to get was given to someone else.

It was his first chance to meet with the media since he was told that Hoyer was the choice as the starting quarterback.

"I thought I did enough to win the job," Mallett said.

He cited his completion percentage, which was 83 percent (15-of-18) in two preseason games. That's the highest mark in the NFL, among quarterbacks with at least 15 attempts.

He didn't commit any turnovers, although neither did Hoyer.

"The longer camp went, the better I thought I played," Mallett said. "I wanted this job more than anything, but it is what it is. Obviously I'm disappointed and I don't agree with it. We played four quarterbacks last year.

Mallett added, "I'll do what I have to have to do to better the team. I'll just have to wait my turn."

Head coach Bill O'Brien met the media after Mallett. He said Mallett reacted as he would expect a guy in his situation would. He didn't want a guy who's doing "back springs" when he gets news he didn't want to hear.

"He came out to practice ready to go," O'Brien said. "He disagrees, but he's going to go to work and prepare like he's going to play, and that's what he's done."

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