Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
And if he finishes that last drive but leaves 45 seconds on the clock. And the defense allows the other team to score and win the game, who's that on? And if he puts the team in a position to win a couple of times in the last couple of minutes but the kicker misses relatively easy kicks, who's that on? Or how about when the QB is in a tied game and with 20 seconds left throws the ball to a guy to get us into FG position and the guy fumbles and then the other team marches down the field in 16 seconds and scores a TD to win the game with no time on the clock, Does that mean the QB doesn't have "IT"?
In his best year, that happened over and over and over again. It's very easy to forget that when you're just looking at wins and losses.
Every game lost is not literally the qb's fault but no matter how the team wins the qb ironically gets the most credit because he is the leader... it's a huge responsibility. Schaub had his chances where he could have done more but it wasn't enough. The Texans tried to make everything perfect around him and they got close to doing that. At the end of the day when it mattered most again Schaub didn't get it done. I wish his teammates could have played more perfect for him but it didn't happen. I also hate that he wasn't given more control of the offense earlier in his career but wait when Kubiak was gone he finally got it and again in big moments he threw picks. I don't make injury excuses for guys but it's not even about the foot injury... it's more about showing up big in a positive way consistently in crucial moments of the game moreso in the playoffs. Schaub didn't show that but was quick to call out the team when he didn't... but the QB is the leader so he needed to set the example with more game winning drives on a more consistent pace.