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Texans turn back to Matt Schaub

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Texans coach Gary Kubiak is back for the Texans and so is Matt Schaub.

Schaub replaced Case Keenum with the Texans down 28-17 in the fourth quarter. The decision was met with a round of boos from the crowd at Reliant Stadium, but Schaub turned those boos to cheers when he hit Andre Johnson for 23 yards. The drive amounted to nothing after a false start on fourth down forced the Texans to punt the ball away.

Keenum was 13-of-24 for 170 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the game. The team went three and out on their first three possessions of the second half while the Raiders scored two touchdowns to grab control of the game.

Switching quarterbacks can’t make the defense come up with a tackle against Rashad Jennings when he’s going 80 yards for a touchdown, but Kubiak is obviously hoping that it can spark something in his team. If Schaub can, he’ll probably get a return engagement in the starting lineup.

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17 Responses to “Texans turn back to Matt Schaub”
  1. jhorton83 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:41 PM

    Maybe Kubiak is trying to get fired?

  2. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 17, 2013 3:42 PM

    Seriously?

  3. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 17, 2013 3:46 PM

    That’s a stupid decision. Very, very stupid.

  4. eatitfanboy says: Nov 17, 2013 3:52 PM

    What is the point?

    This team is going nowhere, Schaub is not going to be there next year, but Keenum might.

    If I were upper management of the Texans, I would be furious.

    People ask why you would bother to fire your coach mid-season. THIS is why. Desperate coaches make desperate decisions. It’s no coincidence that Kubiak is in the coach’s box.

    Clear him out, and tell the interim coach to play the kids and find out what you’ve got for the future.

  5. jimthebuilder27 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:57 PM

    Sure, turn to the turnover machine that is known as Matt Schaub. He’ll put your defense in great shape!

  6. jhaegs says: Nov 17, 2013 4:00 PM

    My fantasy team really appreciates that… Jackass

  7. htowntexan says: Nov 17, 2013 4:04 PM

    Kubiack should be gone in the morning. He needed to stay in the hospital if he thought this was a good idea.

  8. thekingdave says: Nov 17, 2013 4:06 PM

    I really don’t have a problem with it. Schaub’s done here, but let him have his last moment. He was solid for a long time.

  9. rabbi187 says: Nov 17, 2013 4:23 PM

    What a bone head move by Kube. Matt Schaub is not gonna be a part the future for the Texans. Now is the perfect opportunity to see what Case is about or if they need to draft a QB with their first pick.

  10. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 17, 2013 4:44 PM

    I really don’t have a problem with it. Schaub’s done here, but let him have his last moment. He was solid for a long time.

    I guess I can see your point since he did lead the Texans to some great years, but they should be positioning for draft position and seeing what the young guys are made of.

  11. joetoronto says: Nov 17, 2013 4:49 PM

    That switch made no sense at all to me, I was happy they did it for the Raiders sake, but it made zero sense.

  12. blazertop says: Nov 17, 2013 4:49 PM

    Keenum was 0-3 and losing this one. Yea, makes sense to leave him in.

  13. gloryfromheaven says: Nov 17, 2013 4:55 PM

    I thought Case Keenum was having a solid run, but there’ll be times when he doesn’t have great games because that’s just part of the NFL. Even Peyton Manning has had a few tough games…

    It’s a shame for the Texans because they refuse to see what Keenum can become late in the year, if Schuab continues to play (especially for how pointless their season is now) then it’s draft a QB in the top 10 somewhere… love Kube but wow I just don’t think he’s head coach material. Give Keenum the opportunity to play out the year…

  14. eastofmissball says: Nov 17, 2013 5:15 PM

    I don’t think Kubiak needs to collect unemployment checks by getting fired, but maybe he needs the two hundred bucks a week. The rest of the staff will also be filing for Obamacare after that game.

  15. freshnsoclean says: Nov 17, 2013 5:44 PM

    So you let Schaub destroy your team for 6 weeks and don’t pull him. Case has one bad half you pull and give up on the dude? Most idiotic coaching I’ve seen in my life. Let the kid learn, now you just destroyed his confidence and back to a QB that has no chance to be part of your future.

  16. sportsjunkie76 says: Nov 17, 2013 8:40 PM

    It makes perfect sense. If Case was not a local kid, you would pull any qb that is now 0-4. Also, he is not putting up points in the second half of games. Finally, he is not the future. Stop drinking the Case Kool Aid.

  17. dirtyjerzy says: Nov 19, 2013 11:44 AM

    As a Raider’s fan, i wasn’t to pleased with Schaub coming in late in the game. Everyone’s saying it was a desperate move by the coach, but i have to disagree. From what i’ve seen over the years, Schaub has our number, he plays well against my Raiders. To be honest, i got really nervous when he came in. I’m just glad we won.

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