I’m not sure I can recall a player (who did nothing off the field) fall from grace so quickly as Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has done.
While I wouldn’t have considered Schaub a ‘fan favorite’ by any stretch, coming into the season he still was liked by the vast majority of the fan base. But after a handful of sub-par games and overall team disappointment, Schuab has turned into the poster boy for the Texans’ woeful start to the season, and what a woeful start it has been.
Things hit a head Sunday afternoon when Schaub was injured, leading to a chorus of cheers from the Texans crowd who was less than impressed by the shellacking being handed to them by the St. Louis Rams.
As if that wasn’t enough, a local driver in the Houston area noticed the following today – a Halloween gag aimed at Schaub being ‘slammed in the trunk’.
The gag featured what looked to be a Schaub jersey, half hanging out of the back of the car with a foot and a hand also smashed next to the uniform.
The image was tweeted out by ESPN’s Darren Rovell, which can be seen below: