The Texans are still 2-1.
But with a defense that can be dominant, and skill players young, old and in their prime, there’s a sense they should be better.
That’s going to raise questions about Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, who threw his second pick-six of the young season, and on the whole has been fairly ordinary through three games.
“I’ve just got to be better,” Schaub said, via Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle.
It’s not that Schaub’s been bad, he just hasn’t been what you’d describe as good so far. He has an 87.3 passer rating through three games, not horrible, but far from elite. Six touchdown passes and four interceptions are perhaps good enough to win, but not what he demands of himself.
With Schaub in his 10th season and the Texans thinking Super Bowl, he knows he has to better than just OK.
“I’ve just got to be better for this football team,” Schaub said. “For us to get where we want to go and be a successful team and find ourselves where we want to be at the end of this season, I’ve got to play better than I have been.”
Schaub led an amazing comeback against the Chargers, and was sharp in overtime to beat the Titans. But when the competition improved Sunday, he did not.
To what degree he’s able to will determine how successful the Texans can be.