For the last few weeks, almost all the focus on the Houston Texans has been on quarterback Matt Schaub and his future as the team’s starting quarterback.
Thanks to the boos that accompanied his leg injury in Sunday’s loss to the Rams, Schaub grabbed more attention. That might have provided the rest of some Texans some cover for a performance that saw the team fail to reach expectations across the board, but the team went another direction. Coach Gary Kubiak said the team “sprung leaks” all over the place and left tackle Duane Brown echoed that assessment after a day filled with penalties, turnovers and special teams blunders.
“It was just a complete meltdown in all phases,” Brown said, via Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com. “We had some good things that happened but they were completely overshadowed by mistakes. Mistakes that we cannot make as a football team. As a veteran football team, you have to be disciplined, and we were not.”
Once things start rolling downhill for a team, it can be very hard to pull yourselves out. That’s what it looked like for the Texans against the Rams as it seemed like everything that could go wrong did go wrong for them over the course of the game. It’s created more questions than answers for the team, which isn’t an ideal situation to be in with a trip to Arrowhead Stadium to face the 6-0 Chiefs on the horizon.