Matt Schaub has not had a great 2013 season. The Houston Texans quarterback is competing with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning to see who can throw the most interceptions this season. The Texans are on a three-game losing streak and fans are starting to lose it. Despite Schaub being the root of a lot of struggles for the team this season, the veteranstill has the support of the locker room.
Heading into Week 6, Schaub has thrown a pick-six in four consecutive games. In Week 5 he was benched in favor of backup TJ Yates and some were thinking the change would be permanent. However, head coach Gary Kubiak is sticking with Schaub for one more week and running back Arian Foster supports it.
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"I think it shows everything about who coach Kub (Gary Kubiak) is," Foster said, via the Houston Chronicle. "He's a player's coach. He has our back and, when a coach does that, you have to show up for him. I've felt that way (because) he's stuck up for me. I feel like I owe him a lot. I owe this organization a lot because they gave me a chance. That's the kind of organization we have here."
Linebacker Brian Cushing echoed his belief in Schaub. He believes the quarterback is getting too much flack for the team struggles. Schaub has a good resume as the starter for the Texans. He has brought the team into the postseason the past few years. Cushing believes that one bad start to a season is not going to turn the locker room away from the quarterback.
"When you look at Matt's body of work, a lot more positive than negative," Cushing said. "Matt's played very good football for a bunch of years now, and he's been an extremely consistent starter and the leader of this team for a while now. He's had a couple rough games. I think everyone does in their career, but it's highlighted more when you're the quarterback. He's caught a lot of unfair stress and negativity, complaints about him, but we all have faith in Matt and know he's going to get us going real quick."
While Schaub is getting the start against St. Louis, TJ Yates is prepared to play. Kubiak says that he has full faith in the veteran, but one interception and he will not hesitate to put in the backup. If Schaub continues his pick-six streak, his day will be over before he knows it.