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Schaub admits he’s not thrilled with Kubiak’s change

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Texans quarterback Matt Schaub might be physically fine, but that doesn’t mean his feelings aren’t hurt.

The deposed starter (who will watch Case Keenum start this week) admitted that he’s not a fan of coach Gary Kubiak’s decision to replace him.

“As a player and as a competitor, I don’t like it,” Schaub said, via Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle.

He then added: “I understand that I’m part of the reason that we’re in this position.”

Schaub’s hard-to-believe run of four games with an interception returned for a touchdown (and nine total picks) were just part of the Texans problems, but when you’re a quarterback, most of the blame falling on you is part of the deal.

“I haven’t played up to my standards this year,” Schaub said. “That’s where it stems from. . . .

“We’re just taking ‘em one at a time. “So we’re focused on what we’ve got to do to beat Indianapolis this week and that’s all that we can worry about individually and as a team.”

The fact Kubiak built some wiggle room into his announcement, saying Schaub was still his starter (even though he’s not, you know, starting), makes it obvious he wants to give Schaub a chance to redeem himself.

Good Matt Schaub has been good enough in the past to win a lot of games. But if he can’t return to that level, the Texans can’t afford to give him many more chances.

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19 Responses to “Schaub admits he’s not thrilled with Kubiak’s change”
  1. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    He’s hurt that he’s not the starter anymore?

    Here’s a thought…PLAY BETTER!

  2. realitypolice says: Oct 29, 2013 12:37 PM

    Pretty stunning that a player in the NFL would be unhappy about being benched.

    Now, where are all the trades you promised us?

  3. grabgrabgrab says: Oct 29, 2013 12:42 PM

    It was time. Too many failed attempts at successful playoff runs (years) while being surrounded with enough talent to do so.

    Give the young guy with the gunslinger cannon a chance. Case truly cannot do much worse than the previous two have done thus far this season.

  4. paychrisjohnson28 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:43 PM

    Go #7 Case Keenum Go!

  5. htowntexan says: Oct 29, 2013 1:05 PM

    “Good Matt Schaub has been good enough in the past to win a lot of games.” You clearly have not been following his career here in Houston beyond the past two seasons.

  6. trollsetter says: Oct 29, 2013 1:06 PM

    Play better ya schmohawk. You and Ponder are now in the back-up category.

  7. bsaleen12 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:13 PM

    Going to miss the Monday morning radio interview with ol #8, with his trademark statement “I have to play better”

  8. ingraven says: Oct 29, 2013 1:22 PM

    what ever happened to TJ Yates?

  9. thekingdave says: Oct 29, 2013 1:25 PM

    Two thoughts

    A) He may be right regarding the team struggling in other areas, but you’re the QB. Put in on your shoulders. Say you are the problem, not part of it. Pretty textbook.

    B) Despite all the UH homerism going around for a guy who shattered records in Conference USA as a 6th year senior, Keenum isn’t locked in as the starter for the rest of the season yet. Let this light a fire under your ass and hope you get another chance. Shut these jersey burning bandwagon cholo fans up. Oh that’s right, they’ll rotate to being Cowboy fans again in two seasons. Vamonos Vaqueros!

  10. ravensfan19 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:38 PM

    Maybe if he stopped throwing pick 6s and showed something more than playing like an below average QB he would be starting.

  11. galvestontexans says: Oct 29, 2013 1:45 PM

    Maybe some team in need of a QB will offer us something for him. At this point a 4th or 5th round pick would be worth dumping his contract.

  12. sportnorcal says: Oct 29, 2013 2:17 PM

    Wouldn’t it be more of a news story if he WASN’T upset about going to the bench?

    Nobody wants a guy excited to hide as a backup QB.

  13. notwithkubiak says: Oct 29, 2013 2:49 PM

    They could have Joe Montana in his prime as QB but Kubiak will find a way to let his conservatism screw up the game plan… they’ll end up being 7-9 or worse, probably worse.

  14. ballboy48 says: Oct 29, 2013 3:01 PM

    Cleveland…I’m telling you. Houston will part with Schaub for a draft pick(s)!

  15. raymondtx says: Oct 29, 2013 3:18 PM

    And, we are not “thrilled” with all those pick sixes Matt.

    signed, H-Town.

  16. serkeljerks says: Oct 29, 2013 3:24 PM

    ….and immediately somehow threw another pick-6 on a Tuesday. Schaub was reported saying “When you’re in a slump….you’re in a slump and things like this happen. I just can’t believe it happened on a Tuesday. It’s pretty bad.”

  17. bullsonparade1977 says: Oct 29, 2013 7:02 PM

    thekingdave says: Oct 29, 2013 1:25 PM

    Two thoughts

    A) He may be right regarding the team struggling in other areas, but you’re the QB. Put in on your shoulders. Say you are the problem, not part of it. Pretty textbook.

    B) Despite all the UH homerism going around for a guy who shattered records in Conference USA as a 6th year senior, Keenum isn’t locked in as the starter for the rest of the season yet. Let this light a fire under your ass and hope you get another chance. Shut these jersey burning bandwagon cholo fans up. Oh that’s right, they’ll rotate to being Cowboy fans again in two seasons. Vamonos Vaqueros!

    We’re not all jersey burning bandwagon cholo fans here in H-Town… We’re actually a pretty classy city… I’m sure you got some bad apples where you stay… And as far as bandwagon? Not seeing that here brah, we love our Texans. Sell out every game. Game on every screen in the bars I go to, no matter who else is playing. We loved them at 4 and 12 and we’ll love them wherever they finish this yr. Got it all wrong son. The rest of world thinks Texan fans are wishy washy. We gave up on Shaub. 1 man. Never gave up on the team.

  18. thekingdave says: Oct 29, 2013 11:39 PM

    @bullsonparade

    I’m a season ticket holder who was born and raised in Houston. I’ve been posting here since before the NBC partnership. Houston is one of the most fickle fan bases in America. Truth. It’s embarrassing.

  19. djaehne says: Oct 30, 2013 12:42 AM

    Schaub signs a big contract then goes bust. Fast.
    Cushing signs a big contract then goes bust. Literally. Broken leg almost one year to the date to the last season ending injury.
    Manning enjoying a big contract. Injured and out for the season.
    Tate is hurt most of the time. Always potential but never on the field long enough to be sure of him.
    Foster is dominant. He’s changed after getting his big contract. Not for the better.
    Kubiak is trying to train his team to quit with the
    SF penalties.
    Positive outlook because more than have of the turnovers and and points given up by the offense is now on the bench.

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