Texans organization stands behind Matt Schaub
It was not supposed to end like this for the Houston Texans. This was the year they were going to win the Super Bowl. With a healthy Matt Schaub, Arian Foster and defensive player of the year J.J. Watt there was no reason to worry. Instead, their 2-4 finish to the season, and an eventual loss in the Divisional Round of the playoffs would leave fans upset due to the lofty expectations.
Much of the criticism has fallen on the shoulders of quarterback Matt Schaub, but the entire team needs to play better.
“I don’t think it’s justified,” Bob McNair, CEO said Tuesday. “I think Matt had a good year, and I think all of us need to play better when the limelight is brighter. And we didn’t do that. But that wasn’t just Matt; we have 53 people on that team, and everybody needs to step it up. We need to step it up. I need to do better. Everybody needs to do better in this organization to get us there.”
The question remains, is Schaub a Super Bowl quarterback? Someone who can win the key games?
Schaub is 20-8 (.714) as a starter since 2011 and Texans coach Gary Kubiak and a number of players have come to his defense. Since becoming the Texans’ starter in 2007, Schaub ranks ninth in the NFL with a 93.3 passer rating and seventh with 65.1 completion percentage, but despite the stats, the question remains.
Stats and quotes used from HoustonTexans.com