Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
When the Texans got the early lead and played downhill i.e. run the football, pass off the run and let the defense rush the passer, as ugly and frankly boring as that stuff was it was the Texans at its best.
We really don't want the ball in schuab hands in high leverage situations, so playing that way is the best option for 2013, especially since any dynamic playerrs will be coming from the draft and relying on rookies is not a high percentage gamble.
I understand preserving a lead, but just because its a lead doesn't mean it will hold up & you should shutdown the engine & coast on offense as it puts added pressure on the ST's & defense. The Broncos game was a classic example of a lead & game almost lost because of the offense going to its pee wee football offensive playbook of run,run,pass,punt last season & the New Orleans game the year before was another example in which the Texans ended up losing due to the offense going cold. I'm not for running up scores & possibly getting players hurt, but 10pt leads normally are not secure leads & unfortunately thats when kubiak & schaub tend to shut it down & coast as the rest of the team has to pick up the slack due to multiple 3 & outs courtesy of the pee wee football playbook. The fact that Schaub is considering his conservative options of playing it safe in hopes of allowing the newly acquired punter to pin the opposition deep as opposed to offering his thoughts on what he & the offense need to do to avoid another slump is what is discouraging imo.
Talk about training & getting the offense going consistently, not your punter & how you can be conservative & throw the ball away. Hate to break it to you, but that talk doesn't build or rebuild the fans confidence in Schaub imo. That type of playing is what got people questioning Schaub's ability in the 1st place. Time will tell, but the trust in Schaub is thin & throwing it out of bounds to hand it over to the punter & defense won't change many minds if it happens in key situations in key games.