Originally Posted by Texcore
Shaub is good, at bus driving. He has never been the guy that can carry this franchise on this shoulders and beat teams on his own the way elite and other top tier QBs have/do.
Maybe so. But teams built primarily on defense and the running game rarely need a "bus driver" QB who can carry the team on his back. They need a game manager -- one who efficiently executes the offense, may not be a great passer or have a rifle arm but is good enough to force the defense to respect the pass and move the chains, one who makes good decisions and minimizes turnovers.
Schaub is definitely in the top 10-12 QBs in the game but not in the top 5 -- he's somewhere in the "very solid" category in between. With defense and a running game, that should be good enough most of the time (save for the really bad decisions like the end of the Oakland game). Nevertheless, while I wish it wasn't under these circumstances or with this timing, I am looking forward to seeing whether or not Houston's QB of the future is already in the stable.