Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Does it really make a difference? Like Corrosion was saying, if Schaub can get back to protecting the ball, we win, we win a lot, & we have a really good shot to win the Super Bowl..... which is the ultimate goal. Isn't it?
First... it's not the "system" that is "clock management" blah, blah, blah.... This is the same system used in Denver & San Francisco before..... the same system Shanahan is using (or trying to) in Washington, tailored to the QB. In our system, the QB led the league in passing not too long ago & was voted to two Pro Bowls.
I also believe Kubiak, every team in the league wants to be balanced. New England's system isn't to chunk the ball 60 times a game, neither is Greenbay's. Both teams thought they had a running back & it hasn't worked out so well, yet. When they get to the Baltimore's & the SanFrancisco's & the Seahawks of the league, not being able to run the ball is going to bite them in the rear.
The point you're making though, making clutch plays at clutch moments, has been Schaub's weakness for a long, long time & has nothing to do with the system.
Schaub's biggest weakness, imho, is the inability to deal with a decent pass rush. He gets happy feet and starts panicking and making bad decisions.
He gets worms in his brains like a golfer facing a shot over water saying to himself "don't hit it in the water" a hundred times before he swings and hits it right in the water. A lack of confidence is what causes that to happen a lot of times. Schaub appears to lack confidence in the face of a decent pass rush. He has none in the face of a good one. All QB's play worse in the face of a great one.