For whatever reason, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak decided it was a good idea to bench quarterback Case Keenum in favor of veteran signal caller Matt Schaub in Sunday’s loss to the Oakland Raiders. What the coach didn’t take into account is that the game was at home and Keenum didn’t play nearly bad enough to be removed from the contest.
The good news is the Texans have come to their senses and stated Keenum will be under center against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12.
“Texans HC Gary Kubiak said Case Keenum will start Sunday vs. Jaguars,” tweeted Adam Schefter.
To say the least, the Houston fans were not pleased one bit that Schaub was in at quarterback with the game still in reach. In fact, the crowd booed every time one of his passes fell incomplete which supplied plenty of loud noise throughout the fourth quarter since only 48.0 percent of his passes were caught by a teammate.
The apparent reason that Kubiak decided to go with Schaub was a terrible one.
“I made a decision during the course of the game with something that I was fixing to go do in the fourth quarter that I thought that would be very difficult on a young player. So that’s why I put Matt (Schaub) in there and he got us in position to win,” Kubiak said, according to HoustonTexans.com.
Schaub hardly put the Texans in position to win as the offense scored just two field goals under his watch. What Kubiak should have done is allowed Keenum to go down with his team, at least then the young quarterback would have received some battle wounds that could help him down the road.