The Definitive Summary Of The Houston Texans, Post-Letterman Jackets
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LIFE SINCE THE RICHARD SHERMAN PICK-SIX
Another sign of an effective coach is one who can find a way to pull his team out of a tailspin, through ingenuity, creativity, or something other than the same old crap which sent them into the ditch in the first place. When a coach has no answers for adversity, all is lost. Since the cataclysmic pick-6 thrown by Schaub to Richard Sherman of the Seahawks, the Texans and Schaub himself have been the picture of ineptitude. A team and a quarterback so badly rattled, if they were a golfer, their putts would be rolling off the green into the sand trap.
Since the Richard Sherman interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Seahawks game, here are the scoring margins and other relevant statistics:
9/29/2013 Seattle, 0-3
10/6/2013 @ San Francisco, 3-34
10/13/2013 St. Louis, 13-38
Overall point differential: 75-16 (28.0 points per game last two games)
Turnover margin: Texans 0, Opponents 8
Matt Schaub: 0 TD, 3 INT (1 pick six), 62.59 passer rating
Asked after the game on Sunday how a team with this much talent (nine Pro Bowlers last season, and that doesn't include Brian Cushing) could have breakdowns across the board -- offense, defense, and special teams, Kubiak muttered:
"It's my job to figure that out. My job to figure it out."
That time is over, Gary. By now, if you could have, you would have.
By every measure, this team has gone backwards. Backwards since last season, backwards since last month, backwards since last week. A coach who is purported to be some sort of offensive guru has a quarterback whose passer rating continues to slide into a ditch, and frankly at this point this "pick six conundrum" makes it seem like plays are being called that are specifically designed to give the other team six points. (Proving it's not just a Schaub thing, and perhaps feeling a little left out,, T.J. Yates got in on that "pick six" party on Sunday.)
In the real world, Gary, someone in your position would have fired somebody a long time ago. A player, a coach (Seriously, how does Joe Marciano still have his job?). And in the real world (or certainly at USC), Bob McNair would have been waiting for you after you got off the plane from San Francisco to have a very, um, frank conversation.
Me? I've seen all I need to see. Enough is enough, Bob. It's time for a change. Gary isn't pulling this ox out of the ditch. If anything, he's wedging it further down. The ox is screaming to make him stop, Bob.
If Gary Kubiak keeps riding this quarterback and his process into the ground, that's on him.
If you, Bob, keep riding Gary Kubiak into the ground, that's on you.
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