Schaub happy with more control in Oakland

Schaub happy with more control in Oakland
May 23, 2014, 1:00 pm
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CSNHouston Staff

Matt Schaub's time in Houston came to an end this offseason when he was shipped to Oakland for a sixth-round pick.

Now, Schaub seems happy to get a little more freedom in a new offense.

While in Houston, Gary Kubiak was his head coach and ran the offense with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Both of those coaches are now in Baltimore.

"It’s exciting. It’s just like going to a new place and getting a fresh start," Schaub said to the Bay Area News Group. "To come to an offense where the coach is looking to give you more freedom, and looking to give you more control of things. I had that in some aspects in Houston, but there are things I’m being asked to do here that I didn’t have control of in Houston. I would have loved to, but we just weren’t in control of it.

"To now be in that position, and being the quarterback, that’s such a great place to be because you can get everyone on the same page. You can get into a great play, a better play that you had called."

Schaub had success during his time in Houston but 2013 was a disaster and he ended up losing his starting spot.

During the interview with the Bay Area News Group, it was brought up that Schaub had five consecutive seasons with a 90-plus passer rating before 2013. Schaub was asked if it was disappointing or upsetting to be written off after one bad year.

"It comes with the territory," Schaub answered. "It comes with the position. It comes with playing in the NFL. If you let it get to you, you’ll be out the door faster than you came in. It’s just the way it is and you’ve got to learn to take that in stride and you’ve got to know as the quarterback, or the head coach, when things are going good you’re probably going to get too much praise. When things are going bad, you’re going to get most of the blame. It’s just the nature of the NFL."