Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Eh.... kinda. When Matt Schaub took over for David Carr.. or Sage took over for David... the OL looked better immediately. QBs who knew how to read a defense quickly, make decisions quickly, & get rid of the ball hid a lot of our OL deficiencies.
If Matt can't do that anymore, we need to find someone who can, or someone who can escape pressure & allow the routes to develop.
I'm not a Matt hater, but I do see both sides of the argument. He touches the ball more than anyone else on offense, giving him the most influence on how this offense develops. If we want to open the running lanes for Arian & Tate, we've got to get the ball down the field... even if it's going to be an incompletion. The defenses are going to make you prove that you can & will test them. Matt Schaub is a hundred times better than David Carr, but I think the final straw was that David couldn't find a way to make the defenses respect all that God given talent in his right arm.
Matt doesn't have an arm like that, but he can put that ball up along the sideline, just like Flacco did. Either our guy is going to get the ball, a penalty called against the other team, or it's going out of bounds. That ball he threw to Hop, was almost what we needed. But he threw it so far out of bounds, DeAndre couldn't have made a play on it if he wanted to. We got a holding penalty instead of a PI & the defense didn't buy his bluff.
No, I completely agree a better QB will make this team better. Duh, right?
The question is a) where to find that QB and b) how much better? I disagree with the sentiment that Schaub is the weakness that, once solved, will make the team perform up to our expectations.
Schaub needs to play better than he showed in the last two weeks. I know he's capable of it (unless the injury really took that much out of him). But we saw it on week 1, so we know that MS is in there, somewhere. We just have to get into the playoffs and hope he's emerged and is clicking.