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Everything looked good for a turnaround for the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon. The team seemed to be in control of their game against the Seattle Seahawks as they looked to bounce back from a 30-9 thumping they took at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens last week. With 2:51 left in the fourth quarter, things took a dramatic turn for the worse. On 3rd down with four yards to go and leading 20-13, the Texans called one of their staple plays, the play-action off of the stretch run. The Seahawks knew this was coming, as they sent a blitz off of the weak side to hurry Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. What happened next was something Texans fans in particular would expect a veteran like Schaub not to do. The play was blown up from the start, so Schaub should have either thrown the ball away or even eat the sack. Instead, he throws the ball up for grabs, and into the waiting hands of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who outfought tight end Owen Daniels for the ball. Sherman would then take the interception 58 yards for the score to tie the game at 20. Seattle would go on to win the game in overtime, 23-20, on a 45-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka. On the Seahawks' game-winning drive, Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson got called for an unnecessary roughness penalty, in which he body-slammed Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin. A lot of people want to say that penalty is the reason why the Texans lost, but the fact of the matter is the game should've never made it to overtime in the first place. The Texans were clearly the better team on this day, but they made crucial mistakes at the most critical times. They were leading 20-3 at halftime. Simply put, Houston had this game in the bag, and they let it slip away. As for Schaub, people will discuss in the media whether or not he is the man to take the Texans to the Super Bowl level they seem ready to get to. They have one of the better defenses in the league and two of the elite offensive players in the league in running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson. The only glaring question mark is at quarterback, and when bone-headed decisions like the one we saw from Schaub happen, questions will continue to be asked. Personally, I am a believer in Schaub, because I did pick the Texans to meet the San Francisco 49ers to meet in this year's Super Bowl. I have faith Schaub will make better decisions and quiet the critics. After Sunday, those critics will get louder and louder. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak tried to take the fall for Schaub's blunder, saying he shouldn't have made that play call in that situation. That's what anyone would want a head coach to do, take the fall when things don't go as planned. While Kubiak gets credit for that, the fact remains he wouldn't have called that play if he didn't trust Schaub to make the right decision in that situation. Schaub simply has to be smarter with the football. The number one job of a quarterback is ball security, and Schaub shouldn't make the mistake we saw on Sunday. That play had a huge hand in costing the Texans the game on Sunday, and if Schaub doesn't learn from this, it could cost his team a chance at a Super Bowl birth later on down the line.
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After giving the Seattle Seahawks hope on Sunday, a handful of Texans fans destroyed a Matt Schaub jersey with fire. Well I guess Matt Schaub could sense the hatred. Schaub deleted his twitter account per Nick Wright of 610 sportsradio in Houston. Nick Wright of 610 SportsRadio in Houston passes along the word that he’s noticed Schaub’s […]
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Houston Texans have the ability to get out from underneath the five-year, $66.15 million contract they signed QB Matt Schaub to last season.
Florio’s source informed him that Houston has already paid Schaub $22 million in 2012 and his cap hit becomes “somewhat manageable after the 2013 season.“
The Texans could designate...
Matt Schaub never struck me as the most beloved player ever so his downfall may not be all that dramatic, but it’s still fun to watch an established starting quarterback get turned on by his team’s fans. With a pick-six in each of his last three games (two of them losses), Schaub has gone from “serviceable starter if you want to contend but not win a Super Bowl” to straight...
Houston, we have a problem. Widely regarded to be in the same circle as Tony Romo, Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers, Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has been pretty solid on the stats sheet through the team’s first four games this season—completing 116 of 177 passes (65.5 percent) for 1,193 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions against the upstart San Diego Chargers...
It’s safe to say that Matt Schaub is the new Tony Romo. The Houston Texans quarterback has thrown six interceptions through four games this season, including a pick-six in three straight games. Two of the interceptions returned for touchdowns came late in the fourth quarter (first against Tennessee and then against Seattle). Both pick-sixes resulted […]
I think burning a jersey is stupid on all levels, I don’t even care if your QB is Blaine Gabbert, but fan is short for fanatic.
3 straight games with a pick 6 & Texans fans respond RT @javi5705: @LanceZierlein this is happening a at tailgate . pic.twitter.com/cCKGVLYPAw
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) September 29, 2013
@BlkSportsOnline look how ugly it's getting...
In what has become a universal symbol for disgust with a player, Houston fans have now begun to burn the jersey of their starting quarterback, Matt Schaub.
Thanks to our friends at BlackSportsOnline for this one, and with it I can’t help but laugh.
Forget that Schaub has thrown a pick-six in 3 games, in terms of consistency at the QB level Matt Schaub has done little to deserve...
Matt Schaub went YOLO pass late in the game and Richard Sherman took it to the house. The announcer hit a classic “he’s got followers and not just on twitter!”
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has thrown a pick 6 in his last three games, with the last most notably leading to an overtime loss against the Seahawks.
One Houston area restaurant has trolled Schaub in the most clever way…a burger pick 6 special.
No, this isn’t at Richard Sherman’s house. It’s at a Houston area restaurant. pic.twitter.com/lo32Cg4kBS...
Houston Texans fans are understandably upset at Matt Schaub.
The quarterback, whose arrival in Houston in 2007 appeared to be the piece the Texans needed to get themselves over the hump, is again failing to fulfill expectations with another middling season. The Texans are 2-2, and Schaub has thrown eight touchdowns against six interceptions, none more egregious than the pick that...
Colin Kaepernick responded to his critics in an interesting way last week, favoriting critical tweets as motivation. Matt Schaub is apparently taking a very differant approach to the Twitticism.
Schaub’s Twitter account has mysteriously, and maybe conveniently, vanished in recent days, as Nick Wright of 610 SportsRadio in Houston first noted. The Texan’s quarterback’s @MSchaub8...
I’m sorry Texans fans, but you cannot let a 20-3 lead going into the third quarter. Matt Schaub is a veteran quarterback and he made a stupid rookie mistake that cost him the game yesterday. When getting rushed late in the game Schaub elects to throw a floater in the air to the flats. The […]
If parking lot incidents in two different cities on Sunday are any indication, stupid behavior does not discriminate between NFL fan bases. Late Sunday, photos and video surfaced of Houston Texans fans burning a Matt Schaub jersey in the Reliant Stadium parking lot. In that incident, at least nobody was harmed. The same can’t be said for this fight outside Qualcomm Stadium in San...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NFL quarterbacks can be broken into three groups: elite, good and ''can we find somebody else?''
That last group is growing considering what has gone on with the Buccaneers, Browns, Raiders and Jets already. Most troublesome, however, are the recent meltdowns by some quality passers who seem to take huge...