Discussion in 'Pro SPORTS Forum' started by islstl, Oct 13, 2013.
Should be the end of the Kubiak error in Houston.
Awaiting press conference.
Yeah I'm not a fan of people losing their jobs, but Kubiak has been given every opportunity.
I'm here in Houston and I can tell you that Schaub was probably ecstatic that he got injured. So Yates throws the obligatory pick 6 instead of him. He will probably want to go on IR. They wont fire Kubiak or bench Schaub this week. But after the loss next week to the Chiefs, Kubiak's fate is all but sealed. Schaub is gone after this season no matter what happens going forward. The only thing that can save him is a record-setting miracle run culminating in him being named Superbowl MVP. Maybe.
RT Joe Barksdale had a great game against JJ Watt and company yesterday. So did Michael Brockers.
Did any sensible knowledgeable person think that the combination of Kubiak and Schaub could win a Super Bowl or even come close?
Every single Texans fan that I know personally believed this with all their heart. Without exception. I'm not joking. I have a friend that tried to show me stats that showed how Schaub was comparable with Brees over a 4 year span. Except for the whole winning thing.
They should have compared 4th quarter crunch time stats. Talk about a glaring difference between those two QBs.
Right now, Schaub isn't even the capable 3 1/2 quarter QB he used to be.
I was just in the car and listening to some of the local Houston talking heads on sports radio. They are dumbfounded as to how a team they picked to go to the Superbowl is reeling at 2-4 with no end in sight to the losing streak after getting pimp slapped in their own yard by the crappy Rams. One of the team shills actually said, "I kind of had a bad feeling about that Rams game (he had been predicting the Texans to blow them out all week) but I feel better about the team going up to Arrowhead and getting a win vs the undefeated Chiefs." I literally laughed out loud. His rationale is that the beatdown at home by a bad team, having the starting QB get injured and the fans cheered about it, coupled with the extra incentive of ruining the Chiefs' undefeated record is just what the Texans need to inspire them to get up for this game and and get things turned around. He actually said that. Then the discussion turned to how to right the ship and make a run into the playoffs. They are more oblivious to the ugly truth than a lot of our Saints fan base. I knew after week 2 last year was going to be a horrible one and thought 8-8 would be a moral victory. I doubt the Texans make it to 8-8 either. Or that Kubiak is employed beyond this season. In fact, I'll predict that he gets his walking papers by week 13. Let the Wade Philips era commence.
I think the Texans started 11-1 last year so obviously there were many people (nationally) that felt the Texans could get to the Super Bowl with Kubiak and Schaub. When you look at how they dominated Seattle a few weeks ago, outgained the Rams by such a wide margin, and the double whammy pick 6 / punt return that the Ravens used to change the dynamic of that game, it's been a Murphy's Law type situation.
It's going to be hard to get out of Schaub's contract so he may be around in 2014. Everyone wanted Kubiak gone after the 6-10 year in 2010 so I don't think McNair will pull the plug quite yet (since he didn't in 2010).
The Texans are 1-0 in their division with 5 games remaining. I don't think they will make the playoffs but they have the opportunity to turn things around.
At 2-5 (book the KC Loss, it's gonna happen), the Texans are done. One playoff spot going to the loser of the AFC West. They would have to catch the Titans or hope that the Jets AND Dolphins completly fall apart. And then that's not even talking about the Ravens turning things around.