It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Houston Texans. In fact, 2013 has been a rocky year in general and it certainly hasn’t gone to plan. One of the main reasons for the team’s 2-3 start has been the play of Matt Schaub. The veteran quarterback has failed to establish any rhythm in a positive direction. The only streak he’s riding at the moment is his consecutive games with a pick-six (four). So it’s with those struggles that questions of a QB switch have arisen.
Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak sounded opposed to a QB change after the team’s loss on Sunday night, but now on Monday it seems he might be leaning in the other direction:
“I can promise you there’s accountability. If I think on our football team something needs to be done, then I’ll do it,” said Kubiak.
That quote came from the Houston Chronicle and writer John McClain. For what it’s worth, McClain has covered the Texans for years and he thinks Kubiak is very open to a switch.
If Kubiak’s eyes haven’t been opened over the last two weeks, I’d be worried. It’s clear that Schaub’s confidence has waned and all but evaporated. T.J. Yates is ready and available if needed and we all remember he led this same team to the playoffs just two years back. The Texans need a spark in the worst way. You can understand Kubiak sticking with his guy in Schaub, but at some point (many would argue now) it becomes detrimental to the team.
At the same time, just as Schaub’s job is in jeopardy, Kubiak’s could be too if this team doesn’t make the playoffs.