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Old 10-11-2013   #109
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Originally Posted by Trail.Blazr View Post
If true, their actions only further illustrate that they DON'T think.

I've seen them bench foster over being late to a meeting. I can recall them benching their #1 NFL pick during his rookie season. Either one of those examples suggest there to be a drop off to their replacement?

Its not is there a drop off. There should always be a drop off between your first and second guy or second and third. However it is the measure of the degree of the drop off impacts the team. Benching Foster isnt the worst thing in the world given Tate's ability to perform better or relatively on par with Foster. Likewise sitting Tate for a fumble and giving Foster more snaps certainly doesnt impact the game much either

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I think the drop off really lies in the value of the position. Name one other roster spot that has a greater impact on the teams success than that of QB. Compound that with what you are suggesting and we have our source of reluctance.

It is exactly the value of the position and the difference between our 1 and 2 RB or our 2 and 3rd is near zero when you compare it to the difference between our 1 and 2 Qb



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What I fail to understand, is if I look at it inversely and ask what is Matt Schaub doing SO great that has him seemingly untouchable? Seriously... Let's take off the homer goggles for a minute and look back at the span of his career here in Houston. Don't dive into stats... just keep it simple, for the sake of seeing the truth for what it is.... What has he done?

Matt hasnt done anything great but what he has done is post 8 TDs and while the 9 ints hurt and have cost us games Yates isnt tossing 8 TDs in 5 games. In TJs 7 starts he had 4 TDs 6 Ints. For Yates the subset of data is small but not so for Matt. Matt's data would suggest that his poor performance at this point is abnormal.


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Example.. if this were Eli Manning, one might suggest 2 superbowls and an MVP, thus I may concede understanding the situational loyalty that is currently being offered Matt... So, what is so significant about Matt.
I see nothing...

Are we doing Ring adjusted stats? Eli's 9 TDs 15 ints a fumble and 0-6 are better than Matt's 8 TDs 9 Ints and a 2-3 record?



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It's blind loyalty to suggest that there's too much of a talent drop off... Not in the midst of a stretch were his team has gone 4-7 prior to the next game vs. the Rams. Shrink the scope down a bit.. Not sitting 2-3 during which he's earned the NFL title of Mr. Pick 6. Shrinking down further... Not on a 3 game slide where he has 2 tds, 6 ints and is averaging 10 pts a game(over half of which is actually attributed to the kicker). So back to the question the staff went over... What IS the drop off between your first and 2nd QB?

As I suggested in another thread.... Injury aside, if this situation doesn't justify the need for a backup QB, what's the point of having one? I can understand the desire to push through a rough patch with a legend.. but seriously... Keeping in mind your answer about Matt's historical significance...

Are we REALLY resigned to our best option being that we HOPE Matt can push through this and come January, be hoisting the Lombardi trophy?

Apparently so. going to be a long season.

The point of having a backup QB is a replacement in the case of injury and usually is a signal the season is over.
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