Originally Posted by Mr teX
This whole post applies to about 2/3rds of teams in the NFL though. Certified franchise/elite/great......whatever you want to call them qbs are the only guys who bring that to the table week in week out, year in year out.
And even though I'm never high on Schaub, I still want to reiterate that this team is built (money-wise and therefore, talent-wise) to have both units contributing in big wins. It's not supposed to be on Schaub's shoulder.
In 09, Schaub played well down the stretch to get the Texans to 9-7.
In 2010, the Texans kept finding way to lose game.
The loss to the Ravens came on an INT by Schaub, sure.
But he played a heck of a game bringing the team back.
The whole season really rested on the ineptness of the D.
In 2011, Schaub certainly played well enough to post a 7-3 record before he got injured.
And it's hard to fault your QB in 2012 when he won 12 games.
This was a year where the previously 2nd rank Defense was supposed to help the Texans cause. It fell apart with Cushing's injury.
Let's not forget that we spent a lot of resources on the D in 2011; the draft picks we made on offense in 2012 didn't make enough of an impact - Jones, Brooks, Posey, and Martin. If we had spent the resources on offense in 2011 instead, the offense would have been better in 2012, when we lost Winston, Brisiel, Dreesen, Jacoby; not to mention Leach/Vickers.