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.