Just after his team lost in the Divisional Round for the second straight season, quarterback Matt Schaub said he “absolutely” felt he could take the Texans to the Super Bowl.
That was before the start of free agency, but the moves made by the Texans haven’t done anything to change Schaub’s mind. While he lamented the loss of players who signed elsewhere in free agency, Schaub thinks the additions made in response have left the team as a Super Bowl contender in the 2013 season.
“We still have a ton of talent,” Schaub said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “We play at a very high level. I definitely think we are.”
Winning two division titles and two playoff games have raised the expectations in Houston and Schaub will be a big factor in whether or not the team reaches them. He didn’t play well down the stretch last season, leading to some preemptive shows of support from the team in the wake of the loss to the Patriots. Teams that make it to the Super Bowl tend to have quarterbacks playing at the highest level, something the Texans did not enjoy last season.
Schaub’s pretty clear about the rest of the Texans roster being capable of a Super Bowl run. It doesn’t take a crystal ball to tell where fingers will be pointed if it doesn’t happen.