Originally Posted by KA4Texan
I agree that both are a liability, but I believe that the bigger difference is made if you rid yourself of Kubiak.
You rid yourself of Schaub, you still have overly conservative, "play not to lose" mentality.
I cant say BOTH need to be gone, as I believe that a HC change would make the world of difference. Just look at the Ravens for example, they took a lot of our "garbage" and made it work.
I believe a good HC could take this team, even someone like Schaub. QBs DO get much worse than Schaub. (Even though I am not for keeping him around, I just don't feel a change at "BOTH" is needed for success.)
I do believe your statement is correct in a timeline perspective however, I don't see Kubiak being removed until some point after Schaub is gone.
Let me get this straight , we get rid of Kubiak and Schaub magically stops throwing picks and curling up in the fetal position .... is he likely to get the lead out of his shoes ?!?
Schaub has arguably the best supporting cast of any QB In the NFL.
Hopkins Very solid second receiver - Rookie of the month ?!
OD Pro Bowler.
Graham has been fantastic
Foster top three at his position
Tate 6.7ypc ?!
Not to mention a very good defense.
Name another QB who is afforded so many weapons. This offense is designed specifically to keep him clean and free of defenders so he can make throws.
I have to go the opposite direction when I evaluate all the facts. I think Kubiak has squeezed all he can out of a physically limited Matt Schaub.
Consider that they have been top 8ish in scoring the past three seasons , top 5ish in yardage and number 1 in time of possession in back to back seasons and will likely do it a third consecutive season - all despite Matt Schaub's inadequacies.
You are going to say conservative ? Was throwing the ball on 3rd down conservative ?! Conservative was run the ball and punt if you don't make it.
Im almost positive that a large part of the conservatism is knowing what Schaub is capable of and what he isn't.
I really have to wonder what Kubiak's offense would be capable of with a QB who lacked the shortcomings of Schaub. A bootleg offense with a sloth footed QB ?? Imagine for a moment that QB is able to threaten defenses with his feet instead of just his arm , having the ability to run when defenders have the receivers covered instead of throw it away or run out of bounds.
But hey , the coach has thrown 10 INT's in the last 7 games , 4 of which are returned for TD's .... Yep , that's the problem right there!!