Originally Posted by the wonger need food
Only one thing actually matters when it comes to judging an NFL Quarterback's performance....
Does he make players around him better???
In Schaub's case the answer is a resounding 'NO'. He is a weak link on the offense that has to be compensated for by great players that bail him out. Good NFL QB's have the reverse effect. They make plays off-schedule, improvise and instill confidence into the offensive unit. Schaub accomplishes none of the above and counts on his teammates to make him look adequate.
I'm not saying Schaub does make the players around him better, but what's your reasoning for believing he doesn't do this? I don't see any evidence that back up this case.
On offense, we only have ONE big acquisition... and that was Andre Johnson. Sure, you can argue Duane is one too, but we all know he was a big reach at the end of the 1st round. So who gets credit for making 4th round pick OD, cheap FA Wade Smith, cheap trade Chris Myers, UDFA Arian Foster pro-bowlers? Who gets the credit for making Duane Brown the best LT in the game? Were all of these guys simply underrated and Rick Smith is brilliant? Does the coaching staff get all of the credit?
How about the players that left? Did they get significantly better since supposedly Matt Schaub has been bringing them down? Briesel got a big contract to leave, but just had a horrible season with the Raiders. Winston was regarded as one of the best RTs in the game, but was just cut by the Chiefs after one season. Kevin Walter's best seasons are easily with the Texans. David Andersen couldn't stick with another team after he left the Texans.
Then there's Jacoby Jones and Joel Dressen, whom have left for better QBs. Did their production go up? Not really, still about the same.
So here's my question... where's the proof he makes the players around him worse???