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Old 02-11-2013   #673
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Default Re: All Encompassing Matt Schaub Thread

An interesting national piece I just came across.
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Whispers [From ProFootballWeekly]

Was injury behind Schaub's late-season issues?

Posted Feb. 09, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
By PFW staff

Here are the latest Whispers we're hearing from our sources throughout the NFL:

• What was the reason behind Texans QB Matt Schaub’s struggles down the stretch in 2012? Is it possible that an undisclosed injury played a part? The Texans will say adamantly that wasn’t the case. Ditto for Schaub. But for a player as prickly about his injury-prone label as Schaub, coming off a fresh contract extension and with the biggest expectations of his career on his shoulders, it is possible, we hear, that Schaub didn’t want to reveal an injury that might have adversely affected his play, for fear that it would only increase his dubious reputation for always being nicked up. He never even appeared on the injury report last season, despite a number of big shots, including having part of his ear removed by Broncos LB Joe Mays. The one thing we know for sure is that Schaub’s accuracy and effectiveness waned in the final quarter of the season.
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