When it comes to backhanded compliments, there might not be a phrase that stings quite as much as the term ‘system quarterback,’ which is exactly what former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon said about Matt Schaub.
Gannon, speaking on CBS Sports Network’s ‘Monday Morning QB,’ the former NFL MVP had this to say about the Texans’ signal-caller.
“I don’t know that he can carry this football team,” Gannon said. “He’s a system guy. He’s a guy that (succeeds) when they’re running the football well. But it’s these kinds of mistakes that really bother me: not seeing a flat defender or a linebacker run in front of an angle route. … These are the things that you expect from an inexperienced rookie quarterback.”
Schaub has thrown three interceptions in 2013 so far, two of them have been returned for touchdowns.