There’s a good reason Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he wouldn’t be able to make a decision on injured/beat-down-by-life quarterback Matt Schaub until later this week.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Schaub did not practice Wednesday, and they split the first-team reps between backup T.J. Yates and Case Keenum.
Schaub stayed in for treatment on his many lower body injuries during the practice period, leading McClain to believe the embattled quarterback’s not going to play Sunday against the Chiefs.
The fact Kubiak was willing to leave the door open for Keenum might be as interesting as anything in the daily news, as he was still inactive last week despite Schaub’s struggles.
Keenum’s still a bit of a cult figure in Houston from his college days, and there seems to be some sentiment that he might get a chance to leap-frog Yates at some point, if not this week.