The performance of Schaub is nothing new (see http://www.battleredblog.com/2012/12/28/3812316/matt-schaub-elite-this-status-is-getting-much-further-than-closer). Before the season started, a lot of people thought Matt Schaub should be considered in the top 12-15 of NFL QB’s. Those people were wrong (Ron Jaws). A lot of people thought; "its just four games. He should get more of a chance than that." Those people were wrong. The truth is; Matt Schaub finished the last 9 games of 2012 with a QB rating of 83.3 (NFL not ESPN). He demonstrated signs of a weak arm, inability to look off cornerbacks and VERY predictable. Schaub's performance WAS the primary reason for the downward spiral of the Texans in 2012. As we have moved into 2013, nothing has changed – not even in the preseason. Before the season started, the question shouldn’t have been: who is better than Matt Schaub in the top 15? The argument should have been; who is Matt Schaub better than in the bottom 10? Now, as we move into watching game 6 of the NFL season, Matt Schaub is arguably better than maybe 3 starting QB’s in the NFL.The discussion is -now- not about Matt Schaub being a good NFL quarterback any longer. He is a pathetic quarterback. Matt Schaub is a tough competitor (though) and most competitors play until they can’t play anymore (ie Hakeem,Earl Campbell). As long as he gets the ball, he will play. So the responsibility and accountability now lies with Gary Kubiak. As I mentioned on twitter Sunday: How can any professional in any profession screw up with the same insane mistake (over and over AND OVER) and keep their job? In the past 6 seasons, Gary Kubiak has allowed 2 horrible defensive coordinators, a bad (current) special teams coach and a pathetic QB to keep their positions at the expense of the team.
There were no off-season acquisitions or even considerations for the QB position. Even if Kubiak makes a change at QB today, the fault (or future credit) of the 2013 season lies with Kubiak. Its not like Schaub performed poorly on purpose but Kubiak has not done anything to prepare for the worst case scenario; which is where the Texans sit right now. Soooo, it finally comes to fruition for Kubiak. If this season comes to a disastrous end – it REALLY IS ON HIM. As he stands at the podium after week 17, I expect him to say; "this one’s on me."