Thursday, January 12, 2012
Are Texans better off without Schaub or AJ?
By Paul Kuharsky
The question popped up in our chat on Thursday, and it was a tough one.
What’s a better scenario for the Houston Texans against the Baltimore Ravens: To have Matt Schaub but not Andre Johnson as they did in the regular-season loss in Baltimore, or to have Andre Johnson but not Matt Schaub.
I’m torn, frankly.
Even though the Texans collapsed late and lost 29-14 to the Ravens on Oct. 16, I lean toward Schaub as being more important. Given how confusing the Baltimore defense can be, I think a veteran quarterback who can dissect it is a more important element than a reliable, big-play, big and strong receiver.
But, the Texans have tried this with Schaub and without Johnson, so maybe going the other way is a better option if you have to subtract one. I think that's a more difficult case to make.
I think it’s great fodder for a poll question. So I want to know what you think.