Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) reacts towards the sideline before running a play against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Texans 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Schaub hasn’t lost the respect of the Houston Texans locker room


The Houston Texans are struggling, and their quarterback Matt Schaub is getting a lot of the blame. He has thrown a pick-six in four straight NFL games, a record. His struggles haven’t cause him to lose the respect of his teammates in the locker room however.

“He still has the respect of these guys,” NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington reported Friday on NFL Network’s “Around the League Live.” “They really do believe in him, and they refuse to think a guy, just one year ago who passed for 4,000 yards, who had nearly twice as many touchdowns as interceptions, has just lost it. They can’t figure it out though, and that might be as big a problem as anything.”

His teammate Brian Cushing said that the Texans “have faith in Matt and know he’s going to get us going real quick.”

“He has our back.” Linebacker Brian Cushing argued Schaub’s “had a couple rough games. I think everyone does in their career, but it’s highlighted more when you’re the quarterback.”

The Texans need to rally around their quarterback if they’re going to right the ship and get things going.

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