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07:22 AM ET 10.14 | The moment for which many a Texans fan had waited finally came, which didn't make it any more pretty. Quarterback Matt Schaub crumpled to the Reliant Stadium turf Sunday with less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter during the Texans' 38-13 blowout loss to the St. Louis Rams. He initially didn't get up, and many in the thinning crowd clearly cheered the fall. T.J. Yates' name was called. A backup became a starter for the second consecutive week and a ringing ovation followed. So did a Schaub-like pick-six. ... Texans left tackle Duane Brown said fans cheering Schaub's injury was "disgusting." Yates called the applause "disrespectful." J.J. Watt said those who approved of Schaub's pain are leading a backward life. Andre Johnson's and Arian Foster's reactions were even stronger.

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Matt Schaub, Icon Sports Matt Schaub, Icon Sports
October 14, 2013  07:32 AM ET

To honor his fallen teammate, Yates threw a intercetion for a TD. I'm getting a little choked up.

October 14, 2013  07:36 AM ET

Sounds like the love affair between Houston and it's football team has finally subsided into what used to happen with the Oilers.

October 14, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Things like this usually cost a coach his job. So long Gary.

October 14, 2013  08:00 AM ET

Not exactly the only team to have this happen over the years. I remember Ravens fans cheering when Boller went down.

October 14, 2013  08:00 AM ET

After two years of winning the AFC South and beating the Bengals in the first round of the playoffs, there's an expectation that key pieces would have been put in place: 1. A Superbowl caliber quarterback, and, 2.A play caller who is going to be more inventive than RB off the right tackle, sweep around th left side, Play-Action, punt.

October 14, 2013  08:11 AM ET

What did you expect when they burned his jersey a couple of weeks ago, after throwing a game tying Pick-6 against Seattle, which eventually cost them the game ?

It says something about our society as a whole when they cheer a persons injury?

Clearly Schaub should have been replaced at halftime of the 49er game after he threw his 4th Pick-6 in 4 games, and never should have never started the game against St. Louis.

October 14, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Things like this usually cost a coach his job. So long Gary.

Wade Phillips is waiting in the wings.

October 14, 2013  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Not exactly the only team to have this happen over the years. I remember Ravens fans cheering when Boller went down.

During Alex Smiths last game of the 2010 season the fans booed him out of the stadium with hopes that he would never return.

They forgot his previous 6 years when in 2011 he led them to the NFC Championship. Fans are fickle and what is really a shame is when coaches don't take a player out of a game or 2 so that it allows the player to regroup and fans time to forget. For many fans a game or 2 is all they need.

Alex Smith was very lucky in that his coach ( JIm Harbaugh ) used baby steps to ween him back into favoritism, he stuck by Smiths side and turned Smith's career around, Harbaugh knew that if Smith threw 2 INT's in one game or made one game losing decision the fans would have turned on him in an instant.

Teams and coaches need to be more willing to let players go when things are not working out for their team. I don't know if Schaub will play again this season, i hope they give him a second chance before determining what they are going to do with him.

October 14, 2013  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Wade Phillips is waiting in the wings.

Didn't Wade Philips say that he would never coach on any other team other than a team from Texas ?

When his team goes on road trips don't they have to bring Bottled Texas air and water in order for Wade to survive outside the State of Texas.

One stipulation, he has to wear a cowboy hat like his father. Or would that be against NFL / Nike dress code policies today ?

October 14, 2013  08:39 AM ET

The Roman way was more effective. Time to bring the thumb system back perhaps? What to do about Texans who have no thumb can be worked out.

October 14, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Stay classy, Houston.

October 14, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Didn't Wade Philips say that he would never coach on any other team other than a team from Texas ?

You're right.

October 14, 2013  09:13 AM ET

So much for myth of Philly fans being the worst.

October 14, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

So much for myth of Philly fans being the worst.

Only the score changed not the result. Philly 1,045 Houston 1. Lost the shut out is all.

October 14, 2013  09:27 AM ET

As bad as you think it is Houston, it can always be worse, chin up, mt team hasn't won a game, I wonder if they are going to trade the pick or flip a coin and pick a player?

October 14, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Hopefully the moron fans don't show up at his house again.

October 14, 2013  09:43 AM ET

These are not fans, they are rednecks with tickets. I bet if they did online sales only it might help thin the heard.

October 14, 2013  09:47 AM ET

It doesn't get any easier playing the Chiefs in KC this Sunday.

October 14, 2013  09:56 AM ET

I remember, many years ago, when Lawrence Taylor broke Theisman's ankle. The capacity crowd warmly sent their best! Joe had become about as popular as a Congressman at a birthday party. Still is in my book. :-)

 
October 14, 2013  10:02 AM ET

I am appalled and surprised that some Houston fans would resort to cheering an injury. I would expect it from NE fans, but not Houston...

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