I think this just seems so perfect because Ryan Mallet is the the grown up personification of the kid that can't get out of his own way in grade school. The kid that genuinely wants good things for himself, but always finds a way to screw it up. Ryan Mallet is the teenager that you continually find yourself saying "Ryan is such a good kid". If only he would just do his homework, or show up to class on time, or be nicer to his classmates. I don't even think he's a shithead on purpose. I think every time Ryan Mallet has apologized it was sincere. I really think he meant it when he said "it will never happen again". I truly believe that he wanted to be better. You know, until he left his authority figure's office and had already forgotten about all the promises he made to him just five minutes earlier.
Let's be honest, Ryan Mallet should have been cut a long time ago. He's been bitching, moaning, and acting up ever since training camp and he doesn't have anywhere near enough talent to make up the distractions he causes. The only reason he was still on the team up until this point is because, well because Brian Hoyer sucks, but also because the Texans have willingly given him the benefit of the doubt. Just kept telling themselves "this will definitely be the wakeup call he needs to change his ways". Newsflash Houston, in case you didn't notice, the thing that Ryan Mallet is best at is ignoring wakeup calls. It's about goddamn time you stopped playing the role of the overly sympathetic teacher. Life's not a movie, and this ain't 'Dangerous Minds'. No matter how badly he wants to change, he is just a kid that is never going to, and I don't care if his grandmother thinks differently or not. At some point your actions speak louder than words, and Mallet's actions have been screaming "IDGAF" all season.