Originally Posted by Trail.Blazr
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?
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.
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?
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...
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.
Yes. This is the modern NFL. A teams only real hope is tied to the health and play of its starting QB. For any legitimate shot, we need the QB to play at the level schaub was playing at in 2011 before his injury. I don't think Yates can do that this year... Hopefully, schaub can.