Originally Posted by Corrosion
Schaub looked much improved over last season IMO .... Much greater mobility when compared to what we saw at the tail end of last season.
@ Doc ...
The question I have is a simple one: Can we expect this Schaub every week .... or do you expect a medical regression over time with the lisfranc injury ?!?
Schaub seemed more mobile in the game against the Chargers, compared to the end of last season. Although he had some WTF type of throws, he found receivers often enough to pull out the game. The receivers in many cases were surprisingly wide open...........we might want to give all the credit to our receivers, but let us remember what team was out there supposedly rushing our QB and "covering" our receivers........not exactly a cast wrought with talent. As the season proceeds, the competition will be much tougher and the pressure on Schaub will pile on with the need to move in less open space, and to find receivers that are much more closely blanketed.
Repaired Lisfranc is not characteristically a "re-injury" risk (why I said that he was not held back from playing in the ProBowl). It is a high risk "wear down" injury..........following the path of an overuse injury like tendonitis. Furthermore, within 2 years of this injury, it is not uncommon for the patient to develop significant arthritis, which worsens with continued trauma. Schaub has had plenty of rest, seeing none or very little action during minicamps, OTAs, and preseason. Just like elbow tendonitis in a serious tennis player, rest will make things improve dramatically, but there is a very common cyclical recurrence and predictable decline in performance with resumption and continuance of overuse. So, yes, I would be surprised if Schaub does not demonstrate a "swan dive" somewhere down the line.