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Matt Schaub

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    July 16, 2014

    Are The Raiders Aware They Traded For Matt SCHAUB?

    In sports talk radio, there is a running joke about the "Matts." The Matts are a gaggle of NFL starting (or recently starting) quarterbacks that coincidentally all fall somewhere between, like, 10th and 45th among quarterbacks in terms of their perception around the league. It's a huge chunk of the ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Matt Schaub's Oakland Press Conference: This Is Why They're The Raiders

    I've always wondered what Han Solo felt like when he was melted out of his carbonite shell at the beginning of Return of the Jedi. If you recall, he had been in hibernation for an undisclosed (but not insignificant) amount of time when finally, the other meddling kids, Luke and Leia, hatched a pla ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Matt Schaub Traded to the Oakland Raiders

    It's Week 14 of the 2012 NFL season. The 11-1 Houston Texans are in New England for the biggest game of the season, taking on the Patriots. A win in New England and home field advantage in the playoffs and a first round bye are all but clinched. The Texans trail 7-0 in the first quarter, but are on ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    The Truth On the Matt Schaub Situation

    I understand the emotions of sports fans. Hell, I am a sports fan, I just happen to have a microphone, and a password to the Houston Press' blogging mechanism. I was there in the stadium for most of the soul crushing Matt Schaub pick sixes last season, including the third play of the San Francis ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Schaub Watch 2014: Could He Stay Or Should He Go?

    You always have to read the signs, and sometimes the signs can be subtle. I've said before that one very underplayed way to gauge where a player stands with a franchise is the pricing of their jerseys in the team store. I've shared the story about going to Cowboys Stadium during the 2011 lockout an ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Titans 16, Texans 10: And the Texans Are Officially On the Clock

    Finally. It took weeks of torture, but the long, slow, painful death of the Houston Texans 2012-13 season mercifully came to a close on Sunday. Fittingly, it ended at the hands of the former Houston Oilers -- in the same year that its former icons Bud Adams and Bum Phillips died within mere days of ... More >>

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    December 25, 2013

    Texans' Starter Sunday Will Be....Not T.J. Yates

    As the bodies continue to pile up over on Kirby, let's take inventory of where the Texans are with their offensive personnel. They will likely be starting the fifth running back in the pecking order this Sunday, Jonathan Grimes, who was picked up off the street a week ago. (NOTE: I hope that was a ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    We Suck Again! A Revised Houston Texans Tailgating Mix

    Back in the summer, I advocated for new, improved songs that Houston Texans fans could play at their 2013 tailgates. My suggestions were optimistic, confident selections reflective of the high hopes we had for the team. Now, on the verge of the worst season in franchise history, it might be time to ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    The Case For Case: 7 Plays That Justify Case Keenum Staying The Texans Starter

    "I've got to sit down and look at our situation and what's going on right now. Obviously, Matt's our starting quarterback. Case (Keenum) play this week because Matt wasn't healthy. Case went in and played extremely well. I'm going to sit down, we're on a bye week, I'm going to evaluate where we're a ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Schaub Remains The Wrong Choice, Even If His Numbers Are More Respectable

    On the surface, Sunday was a step forward for Matt Schaub, the Texans' embattled starting quarterback. Before leaving with a leg injury, Schaub completed 15 of 21 passes for 186 yards, posting a strong QB rating of 98.5 and a solid yards-per-attempt (YPA) mark of 8.9. Respectable, right? Sure. And ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 6: Last Schaub Standing

    I finally finished watching Breaking Bad this week. I was about three years late to the party in watching the show, and then a week or two late in watching the series finale. I don't know if Breaking Bad wrests the title of "Best Series Ever" from The Sopranos for me yet. Rewatchability is a huge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Calling all Matts! Get a Free Burger on Saturday in Support of Schaub

    It was the pick six heard 'round the world. When Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw a game-losing interception with just over five minutes to go in the Texans-Seahawks game two weeks ago, fans had had enough. First came the jersey burning, and then the infamous "Pick Six" burger, in which a Skee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    From Bad To Worse: Psychotic Fans Torment Matt Schaub at His Home

    On the Houston sports landscape, there exists a rarified strata of supreme Houston "sports hate" which has been reserved over the years for the likes of Derek Bell, Matt Maloney, and David Carr. In more recent years, you can add Carlos Lee, Kevin Martin, and Tracy McGrady to the list as well. Whet ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Finally, Gary Kubiak Is Right. It's on Him.

    In between not one but two live NFL games on Sunday night and one cross-country flight on Monday, I had plenty of time these last couple of days to think about the current state of the Houston Texans. And as they sit amid the charred, barely recyclable remnants of what was, at one time, viable Supe ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    49ers 34, Texans 3: Mad Matt Beyond Schauberdome

    If anyone thought last week's loss to Seattle was rock bottom, think again. That loss was a mere night in the drunk tank. Sunday night in San Francisco for the Texans was more like having your stomach pumped after being found unconscious covered in your own vomit. In one week, the Texans went from n ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 5: I Left My Liver In San Francisco

    Sunday night, the Texans take on the San Francisco 49ers, and I think of all the possible BATTLE-DRINK challenges, Sunday night games pose the most daunting one. Think about it, Thursday night games are all right because there's only one per year, and who's really focused on Friday at work anyway. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Why Schaub's Latest Blunder Is His Brad Lidge Moment In Houston

    The beauty and tragedy of sports comes in transcendent, "Where were you?" moments. I remember the apartment and spot on the couch in December 2011 where I watched T.J. Yates find Kevin Walter for an improbable last-second touchdown in Cincinnati, clinching the Texans' first playoff berth. On a trip ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Texans-Seahawks: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From a Matt Schaub-y Game

    This muthafucka here— IG:HOGGLIFE101 (@slimthugga) September 29, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of those forms of ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Seahawks 23, Texans 20: Congratulations, You've Been Schaubed

    I'm not generally a fan of doomsday predictors. I like them only marginally less than rose-colored glasses wearers. I tend to prefer reality and the reality is the Texans have a serious problem. Before you start shouting the name of the current starting quarterback or the perfect-haired play caller ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    The Matt Schaub Jersey Barbecue

    "But I put him in a bad situation, not running the ball there, trying to be aggressive, trying to make a play and we didn't. And it ended up killing us." -- Gary Kubiak on the Seahawks' interception returned for the game tying touchdown against the Texans After the Texans' maddening 23-20 overtime ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Video: Man Pays Fan $200 for Schaub Jersey and Burns It in Reliant Parking Lot

    I heard reports yesterday of fans burning Matt Schaub jerseys in the Reliant Stadium parking lot after the 23-20 loss to the Seahawks, but now we have actual proof. The video shows a man paying a fan $200 for his Schaub jersey just to set it on fire in the parking lot while people watched. Wow.

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    September 26, 2013

    Analysis: Matt Schaub's "Winner" Label, The 16 "Biggest" Games Of The Schaub Era

    "First off, I think he's a winner. That's all he's done since he came here. I believe in him and our team believes in him." -- Gary Kubiak, Wednesday on Matt Schaub I suppose if you say something enough times, not only do you hope people will believe it, but you begin to believe it yourself. Let's ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Texans-Chargers: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, Matt Schaub Is Mr. September!

    The way that the construction of each season's NFL schedule works, every team already knows 14 of the 16 teams they will play every season from now until such time that the NFL a) expands, b) realigns, or c) gets bored and changes the way they do the schedule. Simply put, right now each team's sche ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2013

    Texans Chemistry: Do the Texans Have the Formula to Win a Championship?

    Head Coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub are cooking up another season together

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Good, Not Great: Why Texans Need A Daryl Morey Approach To QB Position

    If good is the enemy of great, the Texans are in a lot of trouble as they map out a plan to break through their second-round ceiling. Owner Bob McNair and head coach Gary Kubiak are publically saying the happy, feel-good things. "We're very close," McNair said after the loss in New England, while K ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    As A Quarterback, Matt Schaub Is The Worst Kind Of High Maintenance Chick

    "What if this is the best I'll ever look, the best I'll ever be, the best I'll ever do-and it's not very good?" -- Mitch Robbins in City Slickers For the Houston Texans, 2012 was supposed to be better than 2011. I suppose if you want to take the term "better" to its ultra-literal core, the team's r ... More >>

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    January 13, 2013

    Patriots 41, Texans 28: Offense Turns Offensive On Big Stage. Again.

    Ignore the main box score numbers. Forget the 425 total yards for Houston and the 28 points. Same for the 41 placed in the New England column. In the big picture, it's more of the same. Gary Kubiak, Matt Schaub and the Houston offense shoulder the majority of blame in yet another crucial game, this ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Texans-Patriots: PLAYOFF BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Game Card, "Schaub's Revenge"

    As all of you Battle-Drinkers know, the Battle-Drink Bingo Drinking Game board this season has consisted of several potential in-game events tied to (obviously) the Texans and whoever their opponent is that particular week. The pattern on the board can best be described as "organized randomness," wi ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Texans-Bengals: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, Playoff Edition

    In the grand scheme of things, none of us really wanted to be there at Reliant Stadium on Saturday. Yes, the NFL is awesome, and we love our Texans, and it was (cue hokey Clay Walker voice) football time in Hoooussston!! But up until the time Christian Ponder was scrambling around the Texans' defens ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Texans-Vikings: 4 Winners, 71,688 Losers

    There were 71,688 (mostly) Texan fans in Reliant Stadium on Sunday. It's been a while since they've trudged back out to the Blue Lot feeling like they did on Sunday after the Minnesota Vikings' methodical 23-6 dismantling of the home team. The Packers game earlier this year while unacceptable was un ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Monday Night Meltdown: Texans Crushed in New England 42-14

    It was, to quote Yogi Berra, "Like deja vu all over again." In this case, the Texans' loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the road in prime time was eerily similar to week six when they were dismantled by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. In what was being billed as the most ant ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Houston's Bearded, Bald, Vegan, Hipster Athletes Getting National Attention

    It ain't easy being a Houston athlete. Despite being the fourth largest city in America, we haven't exactly had a tradition of winning sports teams. The Rockets made big runs in the early and mid '80s before breaking through and winning back-to-back titles in the early '90s. Still, they haven't been ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    The Price Of Matt Schaub's Ear: $50K & One-Game Suspension

    Losing on your homefield to a team you might have to beat in the NFL playoffs? Priceless. Taking off a chuck of the opposing QB's ear with a cheap hit? Not so priceless. In fact, it has quite the specific price tag attached. And that tag, according to the league, is....$50,000. Plus a one-game sus ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Texans 31, Broncos 25: At Long Last, Houston Has Its 3-0 Start (Four Reasons Why)

    Borrowing a famous analogy from Wade Phillips's father, Bum, the Texans have knocked and beaten on the door of the NFL's elite for three straight Septembers. In 2010, a 2-0 start came crashing down in an embarrassing home loss to Dallas. In 2011, they nearly improved to 3-0 before the defense unrav ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Matt Schaub And Five Other Cringeworthy Ear Injuries In Pop Culture

    If you were like most Houstonians, your heart sank on Sunday afternoon when you saw Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub hit the ground in agony after getting hit by the Denver Broncos' Joe Mays. Immediately images of last year flew through our heads and within seconds T.J. Yates was in the game - ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    NFL Week 1: Schaub Gets Rich(er), Buffalo Gets Poor(er) -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Check out our slideshow of the Houston Texans' season opener against the Dolphins. Could Sunday have been any better? 80-degree day. Sun shining. Birds singing. NFL football back in our lives. Oh and someone left a whole book of Burger King coupons in the lobby of my building. SCORE! So yeah there ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Texans 26, Panthers 13: Five Things We Learned

    It takes looking at just one final box score to show the relative importance, or lack thereof, with early preseason scores. Patriots 7, Saints 6. So the Texans' thorough road dismantling of a capable Carolina team may not signal much, particularly considering most first-teamers played less than a ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Albert Haynesworth Is Proud of Hurting Matt Schaub

    "You know me. I love to hit Schaub." -- Tampa Bay defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth We've talked so much about the effect that Matt Schaub's injury could have on the remainder of the Texans' 2011 season (and rightfully so), we haven't even really talked about how it happened. And until Albert H ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Matt Schaub Is Done, So Gary Kubiak Can Show His "One Thing"

    In the movie The Breakfast Club, there's a scene where the five main characters are sitting around the library and the topic of conversation lands on "What's the one thing you can do well?" As it turned out, the Geek was pretty good at making spaghetti, the Basket Case could play "Heart & Soul" on ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Raiders 25, Texans 20: One Step Forward, One Step Back

    Be sure to check out the rest of our pics from Sunday's game. When one step forward is immediately followed by one step back, perpetual mediocrity is the usual result. It has defined the Gary Kubiak era of Houston Texans football, and it reared its ugly head again on Sunday. Yes, the Texans (3-2) ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Houston Texans Game 5 -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (This Doesn't Go Well For Jacoby Jones)

    Be sure to check out the rest of our pics from Sunday's game. As we were driving slowly down Murworth to park in the Teal Lot before the Texans game on Sunday, my girlfriend Amy and I noticed a father with two boys (presumably his sons) around the ages of nine or ten stopped on the sidewalk having ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Eagles 34, Texans 24: Defense Routinely Awful, But Schaub Also Misses Opportunities

    Matt Schaub: Questions continue to increase​The questions have long been answered as to whether Gary Kubiak is a championship-level coach and if the Texans defense is even at an NCAA-championship level. (No.) After Thursday night, however, another question may need to be asked. Is Matt Schaub ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Game Time: Matt Schaub Gets The Coolest Participation Ribbon Ever

    ​Let me preface the next several hundred words with this -- I am a Matt Schaub fan. I think the guy had a phenomenal 2009 season and deserved to be at the Pro Bowl this weekend long before Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers pulled out of the game with injuries to their respective bodily parts (and, like ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Game Time: Come! Watch The Amazing Vince Young Water Down Matt Schaub's Pro Bowl Bid!

    ​For better or worse, the Texans are still at a stage in their history where they are experiencing some "exciting but for most teams not really extraordinary" things for the first time. This will happen when the first four years of your eight-year existence were spent being constructed by Char ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Game Time: Kick In The Junk...Wide Left

    ​I woke up Sunday morning thinking that things had to get better. After a week that started off with a right cross from Kobe, a left hook from the Yankees, and a sucker punch in the junk from Notre Dame, I thought surely these events were just karmic balance for what was going to be the biggest w ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Some (Few) Good Things Emerge From Texans' Monday-Night Loss

    ​It's never truly Texans season until there's the first Matt Schaub injury scare. This year, it came before the season even started -- when the Texans' QB ran out of bounds and turned his left ankle in Monday night's 17-10 preseason loss to the Vikings.But Schaub recovered, and so did the Texans, ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    Texans Looking to Trade Sage Rosenfels to Minnesota

    Photo by Mark C. AustinSage Rosenfels had that awful end in the game against the Indianapolis Colts. And Rosenfels wanted to be traded before last season. None of that should matter. Not when Matt Schaub, the Texans so-called number one quarterback, makes Tracy McGrady look like the Cal Ripken ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008
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    September 4, 2008

    Hope for the Houston Texans?

    Gary Kubiak and team search for their first winning season

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    October 1, 2007
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