Originally Posted by dalemurphy
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.
Funny that you say we aren't built like the 4 Super Bowl winners. That's how teams win. They put their money on the guy that touches the ball on every play. You explained the problem in your second paragraph.