Texans' Gary Kubiak isn't afraid to make a quarterback change


The Houston Texans have continued to plummet. They lost to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night football and quarterback Matt Schaub threw three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. That makes it four straight games Schaub has thrown a pick-six, an NFL record. On the season, Schaub has thrown 9 interceptions total.

That has some clamoring for the end of the Matt Schaub era in Houston. It was even the first question in head coach Gary Kubiak’s Monday press conference.

“He is,” Kubiak said when asked if Schaub was still the starting quarterback, “but I’m in the evaluation process.”

It could seem like Kubiak is hesitant to make a change at quarterback, but he made it clear that isn’t the case.

“I can promise you there’s accountability,” Kubiak said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “If I think on our football team something needs to be done, then I’ll do it.”

Fortunately for the Texans, and Schaub, their next game is against the St. Louis Rams. Their pass defense is average allowing 256.4 yards per game, but their run defense is much worse, ranked 26th in the league while allowing teams to rush for an average of 126 yards per game. The Texans could decide to rely heavily on the run game, like the Cowboys did.

The Rams also have only intercepted three passes this season, so Schaub could break his streak.

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