Dorrell: Schaub Needs To Perform When it Counts

Jan 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) on the field as they take on the New England Patriots during the second half of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 41-28. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have been on the brink of greatness for a while. But they’ve continued to fall short of a Super Bowl berth. Second year Texans quarterback coach Karl Dorrell thinks that Matt Schaub needs to “be a crunch time player” for the Texans to succeed.

Dorrell said, via the Houston Texans website:

“Matt had a really good season in terms of coming off his injury in 2011 and getting himself to win some of those accolades towards the end of the year like the Pro Bowl.”

“But I think it wasn’t enough. In his mind and in my mind, there’s so much more he can bring to the table. He’s already a great leader. He’s already a guy that really can operate this offense at the highest level with efficiency. We know that from our standpoint there was definitely stuff that we left on the table last year.”

“He’s had an excellent offseason. He’s in great shape physically, and I think he’s ready to take it up a notch going into 2013. If you’re an elite player in this league, you’re able to be a crunch time player. I know Matt’s really right there; he’s on the cusp of being one of those players.”

“I think in his mind he knows he can play better, and he would like to put this on his shoulders and get this team to the Super Bowl.”

Topics: Houston Texans, Matt Schaub

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