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Texans circle wagons around Schaub

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08:03 PM ET 01.14 | The Houston Texans' Super Bowl dreams ended in the same miserable fashion they did last year; same story, different executioner. But while some people are outright blaming Matt Schaub for disappearing in the biggest game of his life, his fellow teammates are circling around him to protect their quarterback and defend him from the sharp and harsh criticism being fired his way. MVP hopeful J.J. Watt defended Schaub, saying the people throwing rocks at him have never been in his situation before and need to get a life. Schaub himself responded to the criticism, saying the Texans performance on Sunday should not waver fans faith in the team, or in Schaub. But no matter how you spin it, the Texans are out in the second round for the second straight year, and this year they didn't have very many excuses.

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Matt Schaub, AP Photo/Charles Krupa Matt Schaub, AP Photo/Charles Krupa
January 15, 2013  12:02 AM ET

How about: They came up against a much better team.

January 15, 2013  02:08 AM ET

He made a decent comeback in the 4th to get it to 38-28 but..................

January 15, 2013  02:25 AM ET

The Texans need a tougher schedule to get them to the next level.

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January 15, 2013  07:32 AM ET

Schaub is a play-action QB. When the running game isn't working, or when the game state says they have to pass, he's just not the type to carry the team, especially against playoff-level opposition.

January 15, 2013  07:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Schaub is a play-action QB. When the running game isn't working, or when the game state says they have to pass, he's just not the type to carry the team, especially against playoff-level opposition.

In fairness to Schaub, though, Houston does need to go out and get him some receivers.

January 15, 2013  08:11 AM ET

If they get a new QB, how much better can they get???

January 15, 2013  08:45 AM ET

I would take a long look at Matt Moore!!!!!!!

January 15, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I would take a long look at Matt Moore!!!!!!!

*Jeff George*

 
January 15, 2013  04:19 PM ET

If I were a coach,I'd take him

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