Poor Matt Schaub. (Well, by poor, I certainly don't mean to imply that money is an issue in his life. I stay out of guys' pockets as much as possible, but he did make at least $22 million this season, which is about 2 ½ times the money Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick, the two Super Bowl quarterbacks, made this season.) It is going to be a difficult offseason for the Texans' signal caller. Not only did Houston fall short of its stated goal with a second straight divisional round exit from the playoffs – and Schaub had a lot to do with the early ending thanks to a poor stretch of play to end the season – but his run of substandard play continued even in the Pro Bowl, as he completed only 12 of 22 passes for only 113 yards with two interceptions in a game in which defense isn't allowed. Just when the anti-Schaub crowd had been all but silenced, he fell apart this season. Just when the anti-Schaub crowd was just about done venting after the loss at New England two weeks ago, Schaub throws up a dud in a meaningless all-star game. He looked like the same guy, lacking confidence, lacking zip on the ball, that he did down the stretch. Much of the talk last week was that the Pro Bowl is meaningless. Many said that because they assumed Schaub would light it up, as he did when he was named MVP of the game a few years ago. After all, we're talking about practice. Not a game. Schaub didn't exactly light it up. In fact, he was just short of terrible in the bits I watched. So here we go again. What the heck is wrong with Schaub? I can still ask that question because I'm not in the anti-Schaub camp.
Rough winter for Schaub continues at Pro Bowl
Houston Chronicle | Jan 28