Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schuab made one of the biggest mistakes of his career Sunday, throwing a pick six to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman with under three minutes that tied the game at 20. The Seahawks eventually won the game 23-20 in overtime.
Schaub, a 10-year veteran, who went 31-of-49 for 355 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Seahawks, has been heavily criticized since the interception and many pundits are starting to wonder if the Texans should get rid of Schaub and move on.
Several other experts have wondered why Schaub didn’t audible out of that play all together.
On Monday, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said that changing the play wasn’t an option.
“No, once we called it, started the motion, it was game on,” Kubiak said when he was asked about changing the play. “So we just had a very, very poor play like I told you.”
When Kubiak was asked about how short of a leash Schaub was on, he backed his quarterback.
“How short of a leash is he on? He’s our quarterback. Like I said, we’ve all got to do things a little better.”
On the season, Schaub is 116-of-177 for 1,193 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions. The 2-2 Texans will next be in action Sunday night when they travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers.