Originally Posted by EllisUnit
Dunno man i watched the replay a few times and Walter was wide open well before Schaub threw the ball, to me it didnt appear he even looked down field instead it looked like he staired down Casey the entire play.
Whats done is done, but Schaub has become the old version of David carr after our o-line had him shell shocked. Check down, check down, check down. Seems it has been this way for a while this season now. I dont know what changed from early in the year when he was chunking bombs like he did in Denver.
Its like he lost all confidence.
First, I think somebody posted about Ron Jaworski somewhere.
I read (ESPN, I think) that Jaws had Schaub at #9 in his final QB ranking.
Then on Mike $ Mike, when Jaws talked with them about the 4 Wild Card games, he was asked about what he saw on tapes with Schaub.
He responded that he saw a QB that started to have his confidence back again.
Now, back to that INT. We already agreed that it was a bad throw.
We're only trying to see if we can figure out what happened on that play.
On the offensive side, the Texans kept the TE and the RB back to block.
On the left side, we were running a three-level pattern.
Walter ran a corner route deep; AJ ran a stop route in the middle, and Casey ran a quick out route to the flat at the lowest level.
What I think Schaub saw at the outset is a 4-Man pass rush.
The LBs all dropped back immediately.
It figures to be cover 2 and 5 zone under.
In that case, he expected that the RCB Hall to go back to his landmark first before reacting back to Casey.
A quick throw there should do the trick; he didn't expect that Hall would jump the route since it was not supposed to be man coverage.
If it was man coverage, Hall would have ran with AJ while one of the LBs would jump out on Casey.
IMHO, it was a good play by Hall.
Schaub, reading zone, can't wait for the CB to find his landmark.