We'll start with a definition.
Micromanagement - to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details.
Now we should not say that an audible is a "minor details" but we should realize that we have a problem with the apparent fact that Matt Schaub either does not have the authority or possibly the ability to audible at the line of scrimmage. If the problem is the former rather than the later; someone needs to set Kubiak straight. He is not on the field looking at the defense right before the snap; therefore, he should not expect Matt Schaub to run a play that Matt knows in his heart of hearts will not work. But; as it has become apparent that he will, and he will force a throw into double even triple coverage because that is the play. Far too often the interceptions thrown by Schaub are obvious forced plays and situations where a run or possibly a check down would have worked better. But Matt blindly goes up to the line with signals being called leading this team off a cliff like lemmings.
We all know the Schaub is as mobile as the Tin Man in the wizard of Oz (Maybe a bit more than that so I’ll accept the argument for the Scarecrow). So suggesting that Matt try to become Aaron Rodgers or Michael Vick and start calling his own number is ludicrous. But suggesting that Matt has a play signaled in by Kubiak (offensive coordinator...RIGHT!) and that is the play he WILL RUN come "heck or high water" does have it's merits and there should be more freedom for Matt to audible. Kubiak can say all he wants on sports talk shows that Schaub has two or three plays that he can use in each situation. We should see right through that being that it’s coming from one of the best "spin doctors" in the NFL. Yes, Gary…he has three plays…throw it to Andre, throw it to Andre and.......throw it to Andre. Now Andre’s out injured…what now Gary??
I do not believe we have a quarterback problem. I do not believe we have a running back problem. The small issues with the secondary can be solved by cutting Kareem Jackson or at least making him a nickel-corner. The biggest problem with the Texans right now is having a micromanaging head coach.
Gary…..would you have done this in Denver under Shanahan??? I think not. Why do it now?