Originally Posted by steelbtexan
Alex Smith was in the process of leading his team to the SB last yr before he suffered the concussion and lost his job. He was in the same situation as Flacco 2 yrs ago, a couple of fumbles away from being in the SB.
Now that he's with the Chiefs the chances of him winning a SB are slim. I mean if Montana couldn't win a SB with the Chiefs it is doubtful Alex Smith will.
Well, Matt Schaub was on the way to lead the Texans to the SB in 2011, too ... until he suffered that injury.
Don't you think the Texans would have beaten the Ravens with Schaub instead of the rookie?
Can Schaub carry a team?
Can the Texans go to the SB with Schaub?
Yes, they have a good chance with him if all the pieces come together (like the Ravens did for Flacco, and like the Pats did for Brady - their defenses played well in the play-offs.)
The better question is does the Texans get value out of the money they spent on Schaub last year?
Did the Broncos get it's worth from Manning?
No, he performed at least as poorly as Schaub did in their play-off loss.
Did the Pats get it from Brady? No, they didn't either.
Brady didn't play well, especially considering the money.
You have the same amount of cap space as other teams to build a football team.
Those that spend more on their QB should expect better results.
If you dig deep into all the contracts; considering the cost of acquisition (draft, trade), the value of the contract, the real money depending on the year of the contract, the hidden cost, the year of service (a younger guy may earn a little less, but only because he might be only in his second contract - Kelvin Kolb for example.)
Look at this long list: Eli Manning, Carlson Palmer, Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler, Matt Stafford, Sam Bradford, Phillip Rivers, and on and on.
Not very many team get more value out of their QB as the Texans did with Schaub.
But the rest of the guys had to contribute. We pay a lot of money for those other guys; they need to figure into the blame game as well.