I finally agree with Collinsworth on something. Here's the sounbite, word-for-word from the in-game announcing at 1:32 left in the 4th quarter: Hammond: He [Kubiak] might have found a quarterback tonight. Collinsworth: Yeah, I tell ya', I don't know how you take him [Sage] out. I don't care if Matt Schaub's healthy or not healthy, this guy's won three ballgames for ya', (camera cuts to Kubiak, looking very proud and happy) he's 3-0 as a starter...the league's all about production, it's not about who gets paid the most (camera cuts to Sage, wearing a bandage on his chin). Hammond: Wearing that badge of honor there on his chin, the bandage, as he directs another victory by the Houston Texans. --------------------------------------- Now guys, you can leave all the standard comebacks at the door. Please use original material if you're going to attempt to spin this your way. And stop and remember that there was a time earlier this season when you would CHOP AN ARM OFF for a win like this on national television. You guys gripe and moan and whine about our team not getting national games, not getting "the love" from the media all off-season/camp/pre-season/regular season, and you come here and try to make guys like me find a silver lining to the mess that was known as Matt Schaub. I go and FIND a silver lining, stand on it, and take your crap for it...and you are going to do the same thing that the media has done about Mario: Stick your head in the sand and act like nothing is going on here. Sage owned. He's a big reason we've won 3 games. This team is repsonding to him. But you're not. To you, he's just a backup. I;ve heard it all week: "Yeah, I am really glad that we have a great backup like Sage in case Schaub goes down" or this one's a great line, too, that gets thrown around: "Everybody loves the backup QB..." Well, the guy just handed you a gift tonight (with other great efforts by other players) and let's see you Big Boy Up and admit it. But I scanned the game thread tonight, and I saw you guys going wayyyy out of your way to avoid mentioning the guy. It was obvious. So go ahead and fire away. I want to hear some original stuff tonight. Please dazzle me with your great analysis...cuz all I got to say is that Sage Rosenfels played a great game tonight. I haven't seen Matt Schaub play like this from start-to-finish in any of the 4 games he's won. Whoops, hold on a second. I gotta' stop and type out what the guys are saying in the postgame analysis. Let's take it to the booth and join them in-progress..... Parting comments (word-for-word, you can check it) by Steve Mariucci on NFLN: "I don't know why you hurry back Matt Schaub. This guy's [Sage] is playing well enough to win the next games..." If Sage finishes out with at least one more win, it produces a heckuva' situation for this team: Sage is going to want starting money. We have that money and the draft picks tied up in Schaub. No way does a guy like Schaub want to go the offseason wondering if he's the guy or not, and now way Sage wants to be hung out and twisting in the wind all off-season. This is going to be interesting. You can't pay two QBs a starting salary and have two starters. Something's going to give. And I bet we let Sage go. Sage is flourishing in this system. You can see the intensity on Kubiak's face at the end of the game. But I think Kubiak is still stubborn enough to go with Matt Schaub and let Sage go elsewhere. And you guys probably could care, either. Right?