Kubiak: Schaub is still the starter

Kubiak: Schaub is still the starter
October 6, 2013, 10:45 pm
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Schaub after loss: 'I'm better than I'm playing'

Matt Schaub is still the Texans quarterback, head coach Gary Kubiak said after the team's 34-3 drubbing at the hands of the 49ers on Sunday.

Schaub made several more terrible decisions against the 49ers. He threw three interceptions, the first of which was returned 18 yards for a touchdown on the third offensive snap of the game. He was replaced by T.J. Yates in the second half but Schaub is still the starter.

"I think he's been a good player in this league for a long, long time," Kubiak said when asked why he though Schaub has the ability to rebound. "He's been good for this organization. He's helped this organization become a winner so I have to evaluate what's going on, what we're doing, how we're doing it. That's my responsibility. I believe in him as a person. I believe in him as a player. He's done it before and I've seen guys work through this stuff and I got to do everything I can to help him through it."

Through five games, Schaub has thrown nine interceptions, just three shy of his 2012 total. He is the first player in NFL history to throw a pick-6 in four consecutive games.

"It's a broken record right now," Kubiak said. "It looked the same. Hopefully that's rock bottom tonight but the bottom line is we turned the football over and the defense can't keep holding up. Put yourself in a hole and got no chance of digging out of a hole. That's a good football team. Obviously very disappointed."