Grossman could be the No. 2 man in Houston

The identity of the backup quarterback is important in every NFL city.  In Houston, with starter Matt Schaub missing five games in 2007 and five games in 2008, it’s critical.

And coach Gary Kubiak strongly hinted in comments to the media on Saturday that Rex Grossman, who made the team due in part to a solid performance in Friday’s preseason finale, may supplant Dan “Wrong Way” Orlovsky as the presumptive No. 2 behind Schaub.

“Yeah, he did a heck of a job,” Kubiak said in response to the question of whether Grossman closed the gap on Orlovsky.  “He was very impressive with how he played and how he handled the football team.  I think that he and Dan are both our backups in my mind as I sit here right now.”

In other words, it’s currently a tie.  So which one would play if something on Schaub snaps? 

“I will make a decision on that as the week goes on,” Kubiak said, “but I have confidence in both of them, but obviously, [Grossman] was very impressive not only to me but to his teammates and earned his way onto this team.  I wish we would’ve had him the whole training camp, the whole preseason to play because he obviously has some dang good football in him still and it showed up [Friday] night.”

In a season of high expectations for the Houston franchise, Kubiak could turn to some of that “dang good football” from Grossman if the team doesn’t get enough of it from Schaub.

11 responses to “Grossman could be the No. 2 man in Houston

  1. Good Luck with that one. Thank God hes not in chicago anymore. I hope you guys like Fumbles and INT’s. as thats his strong point.

  2. Going from Sage “Helicopter” Rosenfels to Rex “0.0 QB rating” Grossman as the backup? Sounds like great news… for the rest of the AFC South.

  3. I still wanna know how Rex fumbles as many snaps as he does. Does he have tiny hands? Or whats the deal there?

  4. “Big Rex did lead his team to the promised land”
    Pro bowler that year too. Shame he got lost upon arrival to promised land.
    Guy has potential if he ever keeps his head on straight, just too many silly mistakes.

  5. The O-line is just as bad/worse than the one Rex was stuck behind in Chicago for his entire career. Since the O-line would be responsible for any eventual injury to Matt Schaub, it probably will also be responsible for unleashing the worst aspects of Grossman. Give Rex an extra half-second on every throw he made in Chicago and he wouldn’t be nearly as terrible as he’s thought to be. His mechanics still suck and his passes soar, but he wouldn’t stand out as much as he does as an eye-soar at starting QB.

  6. If you read Chron comments, people are calling for Grossman to take over as #1. I do hate the people in my city from time to time.

  7. Defenses don’t pour on the pressure in the fourth preseason game. Thus, Grossman looked respectable.

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