Re: Texans' Offense and Schaub, Poor Match
schaub's perfect for our offense. smart, extremely accurate, makes quick reads, and has arguably the best play fake in football. arent we a run first team, basically west coast in the passing game, and rely on play action to get seperation deep and move out of the pocket? those are schaub's strengths. big ben's an oddity and it's hard to even guess at how he'd perform here. he's often got 3-4 seconds or more before he starts running around - having less than 3 seconds to plant and throw could end up being complete futility to have him. dante culpepper and jamarcus russell are the only comperable quarterbacks as "defensive ends playing qb" that i can think of, and i for one think that'd be a disaster in houston.
our offense is so contingent on rushing well that it takes a good portion of the passing game away when we're being stuffed. we cant roll out, cant play fake, and an added safety is in coverage. this is where i dont like shanahan calling the plays. shanny obviously doesnt have near the experience of kubiak, and he looks like he's out there simply guessing at what to do next (our run game isnt working so we motion a tightend behind the guard and bring the WR's closer ... wtf all that does is allow the defense to stack the box further). there were several times over the last couple of years where kubiak went almost entirely 3 or 4 receivers (emptying the backfield with slaton motioning to outside receiver), especially later in games or to attempt to jump start the offense. if the rest of this season is anything like the jets game we're going to be in trouble if we're losing the line of scrimmage.