Kubiak Sticks With Houston Texans Quarterback Matt Schaub
by: Pat Hernandez, October 11, 2013 9:10:00 am
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw three interceptions in last Sunday’s blowout loss to the Niners in San Fransisco.
His first interception was returned for a touchdown, the fourth straight game that an opponent had scored on Schaub's pass. The 10 year veteran has already thrown nine interceptions through five games after being picked off 12 times all of last season.
This die-hard Texans fan was not too happy to hear that he'll be starting on Sunday.
"I think this should be the last game that he starts, until they get somebody in to replace him. I do not think that the two backup quarterbacks are in the same category as Matt Schaub. I don't think Matt Schaub is the quarterback we need for the Texans, but he is the only quarterback that we have for right now."
Another fan, Pearland diesel mechanic Aaron Bruce vented his frustration by creating a Facebook page:
"It's called Bench Matt Schaub? We put the page up when they played Seattle — after Matt threw that pick-six in Seattle. And then on Sunday — during the San Francisco game — he threw his record setting fourth pick-six."
He thinks one of the backup quarterbacks, former University of Houston quarterback Kase Keenum should be given a chance.
"Seems like the pocket quarterback is kind of going away. We need somebody that can run, and I personally think that Keenum would be the best for that position. He did really well playing for UH. We need to get him in there, and get him used to playing pro ball."
Texans coach Gary Kubiak is looking for ways to help Schaub be successful again.
When you consider how much it costs to attend a game, Houston sports psychologist Jayne Raquepaw says it's not surprising to see fans get upset.
"The problem is that as a fan, you're looking at the entire team whether they win or lose. If you have some compassion for somebody as an individual, it's easier to have compassion for people on an individual level. But when you take it and you then put it into the team context, it becomes a little bit harder."
Despite falling to 3rd in the AFC South, this Texans fan is not giving up.
"I'm supportive of everything that they want to do to try to win. I think the community's supportive of them. I think people should let them move forward with their team, and let the team drive themselves."
Kickoff is at 12 noon at Reliant Stadium on Sunday.