Tag:Matt Schaub
Posted on: November 20, 2010 2:13 pm
 

Week 11 injury report analysis Part I

Posted by Andy Benoit

Ravens @ Panthers
M. Schaub (US Presswire)
Ravens guard Chris Chester is questionable with a skin infection. If he’s unable to go, utility backup Tony Moll would fill-in. That would be a downgrade in terms of run-blocking mobility, though Baltimore would survive.

The Panthers are without pretty much any offensive player worth watching. QB Jimmy Clausen is out (concussion). RB Jonathan Stewart is also concussed and won’t play. Same goes for rookie WR Brandon LaFell. RB DeAngelo Williams is done for the season with a foot injury. With backup RB Tyrell Sutton also out (ankle), the run game will fall on the shoulders of Mike Goodson. Against this Ravens defense it will be tough for the second-year pro to match his 100-yard output of a week ago.

Texans @ Jets

Matt Schaub is expected to play after being hospitalized midweek with a bursa sac problem. Schaub won’t have Owen Daniels (hamstring) to throw to, though.

The Jets are in a similar situation. QB Mark Sanchez (calf) was less than 100 percent all week but will play. But he won’t have arguably his favorite inside target, WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin). Expect TE Dustin Keller to play a more prominent role, especially given that Houston has no safeties who are adept in coverage and two linebackers who are questionable (Zach Diles, illness; Xavier Adibi, hamstring).

The only other injury of note here is Jets cornerback Dwight Lowery, who is out with a head injury.

Bills @ Bengals

No C.J. Spiller (hamstring) for the Bills, which means they’ll have to find someone else to dance along the outside running lanes and distrust the run-blocking. Hamstring injuries struck Buffalo’s defensive line, with Spencer Johnson out and Kyle Williams having been limited in practice this week.

The Bengals could list half their team as questionable with a bad attitude, but that would only be an admission of their failed personnel moves. Thus, they’ll stick to listing traditional injuries. Included in those injuries are both starting defensive ends being on the shelf (Antwan Odom, wrist; Jonathan Fanene, hamstring), backup DE Frostee Rucker likely joining them (knee, no practice all week) and DT Tank Johnson very doubtful with a bum knee. Slot CB Morgan Trent also has a bum knee and won’t play. If that’s not enough, LB Rey Maualuga (thigh) and S Chris Crocker (calf) were limited in practice and are both questionable.

Of course, we’re talking about two teams with a combined three wins, so really, besides Bills’ and Bengals’ friends and family, is anyone really that concerned about who takes the field Sunday?

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Posted on: November 18, 2010 9:27 am
Edited on: November 18, 2010 2:48 pm
 

Matt Schaub leaves hospital, rejoins Texans

Posted by Andy BenoitM. Schaub

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was released from the hospital Wednesday night. Schaub was admitted due to a bursa sac (knee) issue.

As Texans head coach Gary Kubiak originally expected, Schaub will rejoin the team today. It is unknown how he hurt his knee (by all accounts, he seemed fine on Tuesday).

Schaub’s status for Sunday against the Jets has not been declared, though it’s reasonable to assume that he’ll play.

UPDATE 2:50 ET: Kubiak said Schaub took half the reps at practice on Thursday and, barring any setbacks, is expected to start Sunday.

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Posted on: November 17, 2010 3:27 pm
 

Matt Schaub hospitalized with bursa sac issue

Posted by Will Brinson

Matt Schaub was hospitalized with a bursa sac issue in his knee, according to Texans coach Gary Kubiak.

Kubiak, via the Texans website, disclosed Schaub's injury on Wednesday, though the quarterback spent Tuesday night in the hospital.

"Matt spent last night in the hospital battling a bursa sac issue but is doing well, and I expect him to get out this afternoon," Kubiak said. "He should be here tomorrow, so everything should be OK."

Despite an evening in the ER, Kubiak feels as though Schaub will still be able to play against the Jets Sunday.

"I’ve got to see where he’s at tomorrow, but I’m telling you I expect him here tomorrow," Kubiak said. "If that’s the case and he’s doing what he normally does, then you’re damn right he’ll be out there (Sunday)."

The Texans apparently don't know where the injury even came from -- Kubiak said that he and Schaub met earlier Tuesday and everything seemed fine and then the issue popped up later in the day.

Despite Kubiak's insistence that Schaub will play, this is a pretty troubling development for a Texans team grasping for playoff air after a brutal last-second loss to the Jaguars in Week 10. It's only the offense that keeps them in games (their defense isn't, um, great) and if Dan Orlovsky is forced to replace Schaub, they could quickly become another odd-man out in a very crowded AFC playoff race.

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 12:28 am
 

Colts still the best in the AFC South

M. Hart was a big reason for Indianapolis' success against Houston (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Remember when the Colts lost to the Texans in the season opener and, then, to the Jaguars in Week 4? Remember when we thought that, especially after losing to a couple AFC South rivals, Indianapolis was in danger of not defending its title crown.

The Colts were 2-2 and in trouble. The Texans were finally ready to take over this division.

The way Indianapolis performed tonight in its rematch with Houston, though, those thoughts have quickly been put to rest. The Colts still are the favorites in the AFC South. The Texans still have plenty of work to do in order to make the postseason for the first time, and they’ll have to wait yet another season before they can hope to score their first win in the state of Indiana.

Indianapolis, with its 30-17 win against the Texans tonight, improved to 5-2 and took up residence in first place in the AFC South.

And how did the Colts do it? Like normal. With Peyton Manning, even with a number of starters hurting, making the offense run smoothly and with the defensive ends, particularly Dwight Freeney, eating alive the opposing quarterback.

Manning was 26 of 45 for 268 yards and two touchdowns, and he had some help from RB Mike Hart, replacing the injured Joseph Addai and starting over backup Donald Brown. Hart had 12 carries for 84 yards, and, oftentimes, looked electric. And despite missing TE Dallas Clark, placed on Injured Reserve last week, Manning showed good chemistry with TE Jacob Tamme, who caught six passes for 64 yards and a score.

"Whoever steps on the field with him, he finds a way to get them the football,” Houston coach Gary Kubiak said in the postgame news conference.

Meanwhile, Freeney had two sacks, and LB Clint Session was dominant in the middle of the field. And with the Texans driving late in the fourth quarter to try to make it a one-score game, Freeney, once again, beat Houston LT Duane Brown and strip-sacked Matt Schaub, forcing the fumble as the Colts recovered.

Sure, the Texans would have liked to run the ball more. Arian Foster was an absolute monster the last time these teams play, but Houston fell behind 14-0 early and needed to try to catch up immediately. Still, he finished with 102 yards on 15 carries (and caught nine passes for 65 yards).

Still, it clearly wasn’t enough. Still, the Colts clearly are the class of this division. Still, nothing has changed.

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Posted on: October 11, 2010 5:06 pm
 

F&R NFL Approval Matrix Week 5

Posted by Will Brinson

Our affinity for graphs and charts and purty pictures knows no bounds, so (with a nod to the smartypants at NY Mag), we present our first-ever NFL approval matrix. Suggestions, complaints and intellecutual property lawsuits may be directed to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).

Click to embiggen.
Posted on: September 6, 2010 9:57 am
 

Leinart headed to Houston

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Matt Leinart has a new home, and once again, he’ll be a backup to another quality starter.

The much-discussed former Cardinals backup, who couldn’t beat out Derek Anderson for the starting job in Arizona, signed a one-year deal with Houston this morning, various outlets – including ESPN.com and the Houston Chronicle – are reporting.

And heck, he might not ever be the backup to Matt Schaub quite yet. Chris Mortensen of ESPN writes he’ll be the No. 3 quarterback behind Schaub and Dan Orlovsky for the time being – at least until Leinart can learn the offense.

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Posted on: August 17, 2010 11:54 am
 

AFC South Preview, Podcast Style

Posted by Will Brinson

It's podcast time once again, people -- with only a few weeks remaining until real football starts, we cruise down (?) to the AFC South to talk preview.

And today we welcome on the always fantastic Steph Stradley of FanHouse and Houston Chronicle fame to talk about what might arguably* be the toughest division in the NFL.

The first thing we want to know: Is it the Texans year? (Second thing: Can we talk about the Texans and Matt Schaub's "power alleys" enough to jinx them?) Also, are the Colts even worth talking about beyond Peyton Manning? Can Chris Johnson hit 2,500 yards with the Titans? And will the Jaguars ever find a true identity?

That's, right: all that and more, all for the low, low price of clicking a play button. Got a question you want answered on the show? Hit us up on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL ) or email will [dot] brinson [at] cbs [dot] com .

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*This is a reasonable argument for any division except the AFC or NFC West.
 
 
 
 
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