It’s no secret to anyone that the Houston Texans have been one of the disappointments of the NFL season so far. After the loss on Sunday to the St. Louis Rams, the Texans are now 2-4 on the season. If it wasn’t for comeback wins in the first and second week against the San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans, the Texans would be winless on the season.
One of the more surprising elements to the Texans has been the poor play at quarterback. It was so bad last week against the San Francisco 49ers that Matt Schaub was benched in the second half and replaced with T.J. Yates. Prior to the benching, Schaub set an NFL record for throwing a pick-six in four straight games. During Sunday’s game against the Rams, Schaub left the game with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter. The crowd at Reliant Stadium let the quarterback and his team know how they felt about it too as cheers erupted from the crowd.
Despite the poor play of the offense and Schaub, this crosses the line. It’s one thing to show disappointment in your team and express your frustration, but it’s something totally different to cheer a player as he is injured. Some of the teammates of Schaub showed their disgust after the game as well.
“It’s disgusting,” Duane Brown said about the incident, and he’s right. Here a player is laying on the turf and you don’t know if it’ll be the last time he’s ever able to play the game again. It reminded me of Michael Irvin‘s last game for the Dallas Cowboys as he was being carted off the field in Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Eagles‘ fans were cheering. This is a little different case because this is the home town cheering the injury. I’m not a Texans’ fan and I usually hope they lose just because they are in the same conference as my favorite team. However, I am hoping Schaub comes back with a fury and proves all the naysayers wrong.