Originally Posted by dalemurphy
AJ is a great player and a special athlete. What I can't understand is why people are so quick to blame everything on a lesser talent (Schaub, for instance), who has a great work ethic, attitude, and sacrifices for the team as well... even things that aren't within his control. Yet, when one of the most gifted humans on the earth fails to run his route on a game deciding play or fails to complete a catch for a TD earlier in the game because of poor technique, nobody wants to hold him accountable for it.
I know AJ is a better player than Matt Schaub and, if there was a way to chart it, AJ would be more responsible for more wins/successes than Schaub...
But, the energized hate and blame the fan base continues to focus on Schaub is outrageous and bizarre. Schaub has been a winner for the organization and has played a lot of good football. He has continued to perform to the best of his abilities but his play has slipped since his injury. His poor play contributed to a disappointing 2-4 start this season... Since he was benched, the Texans have continued to lose (0-4). Still, when he enters the game because Keenum is unable to handle some of the pressure packages in the second half, the crowd booed with so loud and so long that the offense had to go to a silent snap at home... Meanwhile, the same crowd caused no problems for the opposing, rookie QB.
The Texans are not 2-8 because of Matt Schaub. The defense has been brutal in the red zone and inconsistent throughout the year. The special teams has been an unmitigated disaster, and the offensive line has been terrible. None of that is Schaub's fault, nor should he be blamed for going into the game when the coach tells him to.
AJ is far and away a more reliable player than Schaub. The last play was pretty clear from what I saw, a forced throw into triple coverage. Why would you blame it on AJ? How is he failing to run his route when the throw is into triple coverage, straight at a defender? What is it that you are expecting?
The problem with Schaub is that he playing to the best of his abilities isn't worth watching. He's not at all a good player and hasn't been for some time now. And now he wants to start calling AJ out for what, not doing what exactly? Diving into triple coverage on a fourth down throw in which a defender is in perfect position to intercept? That's not what good teammates do. That's not what a leader does. That's what a piss poor player does when he realizes his career is done.
To be quite honest, you are always taking a stance in which I do not agree. There are only a few posters in which I disagree with more often, so it's not all that surprising. I don't mean it as an attack, just simply saying that I disagree with most of what you say. We can agree on the most obvious things, such as "the offensive line is playing poorly," or "this defense isn't performing well," but when it comes to analyzing things that aren't blatantly obvious, I tend to disagree with you.
You say that you watched the Cowboys in their glory days but couldn't watch them anymore because they weren't doing it the "right way" and you despised the leaders of the team. You either a) didn't really watch them play, which I doubt, or b) didn't know what you were watching, because your ability to break things down confuses most everyone it seems. You'd think after decades of watching football, someone would be able to understand better what they are watching.