Last night on NBC Sports Network, Pro Football Talk co-host Erik Kuselias broke out a twist on the money line from one of my favorite holiday songs.
“Not too Schaub-y.”
But Texans Matt Schaub was looking shabby on Monday night. Again. As our buddy Nick Wright of 610 SportsRadio in Houston points via Twitter, Schaub has had five performances this year that generated a passer rating of less than 80.
And all five came during nationally-televised games.
The first was on an early October Monday night against the Jets. Schaub completed 14 of 28 passes with a touchdown and a pick and a passer rating of 71.9.
Six days later, during a home-field hammering by the Packers, Schaub threw two picks and no touchdowns en route to a 56.6 passer rating.
Against the Bears on Sunday Night Football in November, Schaub had fewer than 100 yards passing and a rating lower than 43.
And that Thanksgiving Day epic in Detroit didn’t result in an epic passer rating for Schaub; he was still south of 80.
Last night in Foxboro, during the so-called biggest game in franchise history, Schaub finished with a 68.8 passer rating.
The message is that, for whatever reason, Schaub isn’t stepping up when the Texans step on to the big stage. That doesn’t bode well for the Texans come January, especially since Schaub has no playoff experience of his own.
Last year, Schaub was injured when T.J. Yates beat the Bengals at home before giving the Ravens all they could handle in Baltimore.