Raiders 28, Texans 23: What the Schaub?

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Take a good look. It might be your last.
What did we learn from the game?
If nothing else, we learned the coaching staff is clueless about what works for this team and what the future holds. When Gary Kubiak and most -- if not all -- of his staff are finally and mercifully fired at the end of the year, it wouldn't surprise me if it caught them totally off guard. They are so entrenched in their mind-set, it wouldn't surprise me if they showed up to work the day after getting their pink slips thinking it was all a joke.


What do we never want to see/hear again?
I never want to see Schaub in a Texans uniform at quarterback, but my guess is it happens next week.


Key Moment of the Game
After all the frustration finally got to them, Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub boiled over on the sidelines. Schaub blamed Johnson for cutting off his route leading to a fourth down play that didn't materialize in the end zone. Johnson, though he admitted he made a mistake, blew up at Schaub and stormed off the field. Like most of the fans inside and outside of Reliant, Johnson had seen enough.


Game Balls: Nobody
This team, a team that many picked to go deep into the playoffs or even make the Super Bowl, is 2-8, and on their way to a high draft pick. At this point, no one deserves accolades. There are problems all over the field. Everyone is to blame.


Goat of the Week: Gary Kubiak
Little does Kubes know, but all the boos that rained down from the rafters at Reliant when Schaub entered the game were for him. Fans do hate Schaub, but that is not entirely on the QB. Much of it is the fault of a coaching staff that clearly is ill-prepared to work in the NFL. Schaub is just the scapegoat.


Random thought of the week:
I think the question everyone has is will Bob McNair have the guts to clean house? If he does, who will survive? It seems clear that Kubiak and most of his staff will get swept out in the offseason, but will Wade Phillips remain? Will Rick Smith keep his job? It's tough to say at this point, but if Kubiak survives this disaster of a season, it will only be because Grandpa Bob was being a nice guy.


Next Up: home for the Jacksonville Jaguars
One of the few teams in the league that is worse (record-wise) than the Texans somehow seems less bad off than the team that plays at Reliant. Jacksonville is an absolutely awful team, but would anyone be surprised if they beat the Texans next week?

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11 comments
Fulton Fry
Fulton Fry

Masson, please get your politics out of my football.

Masson Rey Bouchan
Masson Rey Bouchan

this is just as horrible as the obama administration. Case Keenum is way better by far.

Tony Gutierrez
Tony Gutierrez

Obviously...in order to be rid of Schaub, Kubiak has to go too. That's all there is to it.

Puller58
Puller58

I'm not at all convinced that McNair will can Kubiak.  Kubiak's demeanor when he came back, ("MIss me?" to the press.) made me think he either was told or got the feeling McNair will keep him.  Schaub's return didn't surprise me due to Kubiak mentioning Schaub's desire to return and Kubiak was slightly critical of Keenum.  Kubiak rationalizes all this by thinking the rest of the team just needs to play better and Schaub will be fine.  True, a Trent Dilfer or a Jim McMahon can win the Super Bowl if you have a ferocious defense and a strong running game, but this team's running game is now in tatters, and the defense can't even make tackles.  Sad, sad, sad.

Shaun Gray
Shaun Gray

Not on the Houston Texans team. Him and Gary need to go see if the Jets have an opening or something

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