Do you have faith in Matt Schaub?

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Do you have faith in Matt Schaub?

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  2. No

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  1. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    Yes or no, simple question.

    As a follow up, when did you lose that "faith" ?

    I'm just trying to get a feel here. I don't believe the attitude towards Matt is as bad as what is being represented today. But I don't know if a lot of people recently changed their mind, or if all his supporters just don't feel like participating today.

    I'll tell you where I'm at. I think Matt is capable. He's shown us, imo, that he can play at the level required to take us where we want to go. I've been puzzled as to why we haven't seen him play at that level recently.

    That's the short story. If you want to get into my reasoning I'll be happy to share.
     
  2. Rey

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    lol...no
     
  3. Playoffs

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    Not behind that offensive line that didn't show up to play on Sunday.
     
  4. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    Even when given time he still under throws or over throws his guys. And there is that deal where he has time and still freaks out like he is under pressure and folds up like a taco. Maybe the denver hit gave him PTSD or something but it is just sad to watch him at this point.
     
  5. Goodwrench3

    Goodwrench3 Meh.

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    I trust in Schaub.I think he's feeling the pressure of his first playoff game.when our o-line was good, he played well.
     
  6. gafftop

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    Faith????
    Faith in him as a great human being, NO Doubt a resounding YES
    Faith in him being average or above as a QB yes
    Faith in him getting us to the SB Not really, too many physical liabilties which I don't see improving as he gets older
     
  7. EllisUnit

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    Like in OT against baltimore, or Arizona a few years back, or like the jags game this year in OT and the Lions game this year in OT. The defense has bailed this team out over and over the last 2 years. They don't always give the offense a short field like they were to start the season I'm not so sure we are 12-4.

    Our defense started the season as turnover machines, not anymore and we are now seeing that without a short field the offense is average or below at best.
     
  8. Bearkat Texan

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    I have no faith in this guy at all...and he isn't going anywhere anytime soon....
     


  9. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    I was one of those people clamoring for the Texans to go get Schaub, even before anyone thought it was possible. People just kept telling me it couldn't happen, and I accepted that. So when they got him, I was happy. Thought he was going to be worth the price they paid. We'll see what happens in the playoffs, but I feel pretty wrong.

    I started to waver on him two or three years ago - whichever one where the offense scored 7 or fewer points in the first half for most of the season. Lots of other people kept pointing out what a great job he was doing int he second half, putting up a ton of yards, and I just kept noticing he was facing a bunch of soft underneath defense and putting his team in a hole to get to that situation. Since that time, I've noticed specific shortcomings a lot more.

    When the man rolls out, has all the time in the world, sets his feet and launches a pass downfield that comes up woefully short of AJ (and this week James Casey), all the prior underthrows over the years, dating back to the very first 70-some yard TD to AJ vs KC, come back to my memory. He doesn't have the arm. He doesn't have mobility. He doesn't have the demeanor to rally his guys. He doesn't have the pre-snap recognition that a QB of his experience should have. And lately, he has really developed a couple tendencies that David Carr developed when he played behind a crappy OL. You can blame the OL if you want, but he folds under pressure.

    I have no faith in Matt Schaub. Couple that wirth my complete lack of faith in Kubiak and you can start to understand why I have no faith the Texans will go to the Super Bowl this year. I'm hoping and praying they do. I'm doing all my silly pre-game superstitions. I'm living and dying on every play. But rationally, I have no confidence they'll pull it off. It's the difference between heart and head for me.
     
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  10. Rey

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    I'm kind of in the same boat. I didn't know a whole lot about Shammy, but I remember going out to those first few open practices.

    I was impressed with what I saw.

    I don't think I ever overrated him, but I was initially happy with him as a starter but a lot of that had to do with the fact that we were fresh off David Carr. Hell, we were clamoring for Sage to start at the time.

    But regarding Schaub, I gave gave him the benefit of the doubt through the first few season...injuries..bad players around him...

    But the faults of his were still evident.

    Now, I see him as a guy that would make a really good back up QB. But he's not being paid like that, so I just think we are in a tough spot.
     
  11. Textan

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    Houston we have a Schaublem.
     
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  12. scourge

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    No, and yesterdays game sealed it. The last few years he has shown that he can't handle big games. I've continued to be a staunch supporter of him, though, and often have taken flak for it at work or with friends. But this 2nd 1/2 of the season has been pathetic, and I think most of it falls on him.

    I honestly feel like that was a wake up call for me yesterday. Always admitted that he struggles when we need him the most, but gave him the benefit of the doubt. He has either under thrown or over thrown his receivers all year. He's an above average QB at best.

    Though I'd want nothing to do with a player like Romo for Flacco, I can now say that I would take Alex Smith over Schaub in a heartbeat. Same with Rivers. Like others have said, though, we are probably stuck with him for another couple of years, and Yates is NOT the long term answer. Problem I have is that I think the 1st two rounds of the upcoming draft need to be right side of Oline, and bpa between WR and QB.
     
  13. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I have no faith in Matt Schaub and the shortcomings of the OL only partially factor into that. There are plenty of QB's in the NFL who don't play behind dominant OL's. We have some kind of ongoing expectation that unless our QB is getting 5 seconds to make up his mind where to throw the ball our OL is somehow a disaster. QB's make plays behind questionable lines all over the league. The good ones make those hungry defenses pay. Schaub almost never does these days.

    He chokes and that's not an opinion. It's a fact. His entire history as a starter is littered with one choke after another in big games. Time to find another QB and time for Matt to go backup somebody.

    And Scourge is right, it's time to draft linemen because Schaub is not going to have us drafting in the high 20's in 2013 and 2014. Get the linemen now and start hunting for the QB after that. We'll be drafting high enough to get a good one.
     
  14. thunderkyss

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    Thanks for your candor. Do you think there are more like you?
     
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    5 seconds? Exaggerate much? Yeah, thought not. :rolleyes:
     
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    I've noticed the under throws too and coupled with his lack of mobility and total inability to make a play when the play breaks down makes me question his ability to take this team anywhere.
     
  17. eriadoc

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    I hope so, because my shift in opinion is completely based off what my eyes have seen. All too often, especially at the QB position, stats don't tell the story. His 4700 yard season was fluky and everyone knew it. It's why no one in the national media really gave it much run. The team was playing behind all the time, so they faced some "bend but don't break" defenses in the second half, allowing him to pile up some yards. And they were behind because he was atrocious in the first half. They've always struggled in the red zone, and the best success they've had there was based on Foster, not Schaub.

    I didn't lose faith in the guy because he egged my car or something; I just watched every snap the man played for six years now. *shrug*
     
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  18. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Bringing Schaub here was a good move. Carr was done and admittedly we now know that we had roughly the equivilent of Schaub in Rosenfels (ok, maybe Sage was a bit more of a risk taker) but we didn't know that at the time. Many people thought they'd seen future potential in Schaub, not just Kubiak. You have to turn that stone over and take a look and we did.

    Didn't pan out the way we thought, time to move on.
     
  19. Exascor

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    I've always been a Matt Schaub supporter. He's on the team I root for. I support all the players on my team. I've never been a Matt Schaub fan though. I do think Schaub is good enough to win a Superbowl if the team around him (especially oline, defense & special teams) are really dominant. Last year the team fit that description. This year it doesn't. I just don't see Schaub "taking over" a game and winning it by himself. He's more likely to lose a game with a poor throw at the wrong time.

    The Texans need a QB that has more. TJ Yates is not as good as Schaub yet he took over games and won them last year. I do believe in Kubiak & his system but...if Kubiak can't see that Schaub is holding this team back then they both need to go.

    All that said, I doubt we have any better options for next season. Would any of us be willing to let Schaub go (trade or release) and go with TJ Yates or some other option (Michael Vick, Matt Flynn...)?
     
  20. amazing80

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    Schaub is garbage, Im driving the Yates for qb in 2013 train.....ALL ABOARD
     

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