Originally Posted by Lucky
Still, this is a QB-centric league. Eventually, the discussion has to come around to the QB. After the 2011 season, many fans and some league observers felt that the Texans would have made it to the Super Bowl had Matt Schaub not been injured in season. The general consensus was that while Schaub was not 1st tier (Brees, Brady, Rodgers), he needed only playoff success to be considered in the Eli/Big Ben tier.
Does anyone think that now?
Let's say the Texans did not extend Schaub before the season. Who would they be signing now? Well, they could still sign Matt Schaub. At a lot less money and for fewer seasons. Because no team would be offering Schaub $60 million now. I'm sorry, but there's no legit excuse for making this type of franchise crippling mistake. And it's the second time McNair has made this very mistake. Inexcusable.
Using hindsight, I agree with you, that it was a mistake. Inexcusable? At the very least, it was a gamble, a "risk" that so many people want this organization to take. If he had that great post season, it would look like a deal.
If this organization still believe Schaub is on that Eli/Ben tier, they probably still think they got a deal.
Nothing's changed concerning Schaub, those that wanted a different style QB, still want a different style QB, those that wanted a younger QB still want a younger QB, those that wanted a "fiery leader" still want a "fiery leader"
Only the level headed see he is the same loser he's always been & truthfully, there's no reason for this organization to second guess themselves. For every game, at least in the last 6 games, when Schaub doesn't show up, the running game doesn't show up, the defense doesn't show up. This past game, neither the run game, or the defense were good enough to win. No doubt in my mind, that Schaub's performance would have won the game if Arian had a good day, or if the defense had a good day. If you go back & look at our first two drives, the passing game looked good, great at times, but when we tried to run the ball, that's when we got off schedule.
Again, I am no fan of Matt Schaub. I did not agree with extending his contract, I did not agree with the initial contract we gave him, I did not agree with "giving" him the job over Sage (not that I wanted Sage to have it, but I wanted true competition in camp). But I didn't learn anything about Schaub from our last game. He's the same guy I thought he was, I'm sure Kubiak thinks the same. I think he's handicapping himself, always have, he obviously don't.