Originally Posted by cstyle42
The other quarterbacks you mention were either elite or not elite but put in a situation where they could succeed easier by relying on the defense or their running game. The issue with Schaub is when the team was losing games or down by 14 to 28 points is when he played his best ball. When Schaub was finally put in a situation to win super bowls he was either hurt or literally choking under pressure of big games to the point where he couldn't be shielded by conservative or systematic gameplanning. In other words Schaub's biggest weakness was too big to be shielded to where he could win like Trent Dilfer or who ever else was a system qb. But go ahead and blame to offensive line, the coach, GM or then defense... do what we been doing since the 70's in Houston. When there is no pressure Schaub was always really good in his prime because there was nothing to play for but pride... under pressure especially playoffs he has always been what we know he is right now.
Um... Isn't the bolded exactly what you want from a QB with the "IT" factor? You can't come back from a 14-28 point deficit unless the QB has the IT factor but the QB can only play offense. It's up to his defense to stop the other team from scoring more points. A QB that doesn't have the IT factor folds in those situations or gives up -- like Blaine Gabbert or Josh Freeman.
By the time he got a team around him, it was too late and I'm not going to blame the guy for getting a lisfranc injury from Fat Albert falling on his foot. If we're going to blame anyone for Schaub lacking the IT factor, it should be Smithiak because they couldn't find a Defense Coordinator that was worth a damn.