Originally Posted by TexansSeminole
No, the lack of deep passing plays is a result of Schaub's physical limitations and how teams are starting to play him. They are not worried about the deep stuff anymore, because Schaub doesn't have the arm strength or the quick throwing motion to make it work. It's a representation of how teams have adapted to our offense. It started mid-season and is now the new blueprint.
Schaub did not have a great game. However, the Texans gave up 41 points to New England despite a clean game by the special teams and without any defensive touchdowns... And, they could've scored more.
Schaub does not eat up 20% of the cap like Brady/Manning/Rodgers/Brees. The team is structured to win differently. Part of that means tight ends catching perfect passes on slant routes for touchdowns. It also means the defense needs to have a clue and not slam into each other trying to figure out which side is the strong side.
Wade was horribly exposed. He can't adjust. He did a lot to turn this defense around. His staff has done an amazing job of teaching and developing players. However, good offensive minds scheme him to death, and he is helpless to adjust. Kubiak is the same way on offense. The interception that Schaub threw to #50 happened because the Pats new exactly what the play was going to be and dropped him into the zone.
What I will say is that the Texans offense can be much better if they add some explosive talent. They don't have near the talent and resources that Wade has at his disposal.
Still, it is deflating to see the inability for the Texans (on both sides of the ball) to adapt from the last game or as things happened during this game.