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Old 12-19-2008   #24
DiehardChris
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Default Re: Titan fan's thoughts about AJ

I'm not going to sit here and make excuses for the Texans, but I think circumstances have a lot to do with what happened this season. When Ike hit Houston after Week 1, I wrote in my blog that we would look back at it as what killed our season, and I think that's exactly what happened.

Before he got hurt:
We got our heads kicked in by Pittsburgh (possibly the best team in the league). (He played like crap. No defense here)
Schaub had TWO TDs dropped against Tennessee. This one's not on Schaub.
Schaub lead the team on a game-tying drive in Jacksonville. Schaub did all he could. Our defense blew it.
Sage blew the Indy game.
Schaub lead the team on a game-winning drive against Miami.
Edged out Detroit
Pummeled Cincy
Got hurt against Minnesota

Then after he came back, what? A FOUR game winning streak - including another game-winning drive against Green Bay in their building.

So this season Schaub has started nine games. In those nine, he's lead the team on TWO game-winning drives, and one game-tying drive. I'd say that's definite improvement on the past, and most important - he's proved himself as a WINNER with those late-game drives. Something our QBs have never been capable of.
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