Found September 23, 2012 on
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With their starter at both quarterback (Matt Schaub) and offensive tackle (Duane Brown) locked up long term, the Texans are reportedly contemplating their franchise tag options in the off-season, and as it stands right now, the most obvious candidate for that role is outside linebacker Connor Barwin.
Houston reportedly tried to extend Barwin before the season started, but after a talks were tabled, the Texans turned their sights to Schaub, agreeing to major contract extension with their franchise quarterback just after their opening day victory over the Dolphins.
The Texans will undoubtedly try to reach an accord with Barwin on a new contract to avoid having to use their franchise tag on him, but if they’re unable to do so, the cost for the tag shouldn’t be too prohibitive, as it only came to $8.8 million for this year.
That said, a long term agreement is in Houston’s best interest as they can spread out the salary cap hit over several seasons and free up valuable space for a player or two in free agency that could potentially push the Texans deeper into the post-season.
Barwin, 25, is now in his fourth NFL season, and has tallied 69 total tackles and 16 sacks in 35 games played.
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Matt Schaub is lucky he didn't lose his entire head. He did, however, lose a piece of his ear. The Houston Texans quarterback was the victim of a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays on Sunday afternoon. The hit, which sent Schaub's helmet flying, shook the quarterback up and forced him to the sideline momentarily. It also left Schaub bleeding...
Penalties for hits on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on consecutive plays cost the Denver Broncos some yardage and apparently cost Schaub a piece of his ear. Von Miller was called for a roughing-the-passer penalty in the third quarter of Sunday's game, and Broncos linebacker Joe Mays was penalized on the next play when a direct blow to Schaub's helmet caused Schaub'...
Matt Schaub's day started with a sack for a safety and ended with him getting X-rays on his aching left shoulder. In between, an illegal hit from linebacker Joe Mays sent both his helmet and a piece of his ear flying.
Despite the blood, bruises and bumps, Schaub said he felt pretty darn good.
He drew a bombardment of praise for his toughness from his teammates, his coaches...
A baseball player gives a crooked eye to an umpire and he’s ejected. A basketball player on the bench stands up during an on-court skirmish, he’s out. Yet a football player can lay a dirty, injurious hit on an opposing player and on-field referees can only throw a flag that brings about the same 15-yard [...]
Matt Schaub lost part of his ear last night during an illegal hit from Broncos line backer Joe Mays. Somehow Schaub only took off one play after the hit and he was right back in there to lead the Texans to a victory of the Broncos. I've seen the helmet fly off a few times in my day, but never a piece of someones ear. Nasty stuff right there.
Photo from Black Sports Online
Thanks to Cosby Swaeters, via Black Sports Online we got footage of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub getting laid out during Sunday win over the Broncos. Not only did suffer a shot to the head, he lost a piece of his ear on the play.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub finished Sunday’s game looking more like he’d just had a fight with Mike Tyson rather than playing against the Denver Broncos.
Now Evander Holyfield and Schaub have something in common.
During the game, Schaub took a vicious and illegal hit from Broncos defender Joe Mays that resulted in the Houston QB losing part of his earlobe…
DENVER (AP) -- Matt Schaub outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday, throwing four touchdown passes against a confused Denver defense to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-25 victory over the Broncos.
Schaub finished 17 for 30 for 290 yards to help Houston move to 3-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Six days after throwing three interceptions in the first quarter of a loss to Atlanta...
DENVER -- Matt Schaub outdueled Peyton Manning even as he fought through a physical pounding that cost him a little piece of his ear. Schaub matched a career best by throwing for four touchdown passes, and the Houston Texans held off the Denver Broncos 31-25 Sunday for the first 3-0 start in the team's 10-year history. Shaking off a sack in the end zone that resulted in...
If the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos were considered a battle of heavyweights on Sunday, then the Broncos would be Mike Tyson and the Texans, well, Evander Holyfield.
Early in the third quarter, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was hit by Broncos linebacker Joe Mays, who viciously took him down. The hit was so hard that Schaub's helmet was ripped from his head ... along...
The Houston Texans invaded Mile High Stadium and dominated. The Texans’ offense and defense were dominant from the start and were focused on leaving Denver with a win. The Texans came out firing long on a pass to Andre Johnson to score. Matt Schaub spread the ball around to his entire receiving corps. They had very little resistance in the passing game and were able to pound the...