But according to NFL.com, rookie
Schaub was picked off by James Ihedigbo on the opening drive of the game. He worked four series with the first-team offense and completed 8 of 13 pass attempts for 87 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. Through two exhibition games, he has completed 11 of 20 passes for 115 yards.
Schaub got the start and received three series with the first-team offense. He targeted Andre Holmes three times during his time on the field, but was unable to connect with him. He was sacked once and completed 3 of 7 pass attempts for 28 yards.
After a disastrous 2013 season with the Texans, quarterback
"Schauby's getting his mojo back," defensive tackle Antonio Smith told the paper. "He's getting his confidence back. He's starting to believe in himself again.
"He's starting to throw with confidence. Those are things you need to be a successful quarterback. You would be surprised just much a mindset is important in this game. ... The moment you are doubting yourself is the moment you start throwing a lot of interceptions and stuff."
Raiders coach Dennis Allen thinks Schaub can again be a Top-10 quarterback.
"I think he's in a good frame of mind," Allen said. "I think he's very hungry. I think he's excited about the new opportunity. I think anytime you go into something new there's a little bit of, maybe it's an increased focus, an increased intensity level, because it is new. You kind of force yourself out of your comfort zone a little bit. I think he's done that."
Schaub was benched in his final year with the Texans before being traded to Oakland this offseason.
"I don't have any problems with Matt Schaub's confidence," coach Dennis Allen said. "I think he's in a good frame of mind. I think he's very hungry. I think he's excited about the new opportunity."
Schaub should benefit from a change of scenery, Allen said.
"I think anytime you go into something new, there's a little bit of, maybe it's an increased focus, an increased intensity level, because it is new," Allen said. "You kind of force yourself out of your comfort zone a little bit. I think he's done that. I think he's been very focused and very driven this offseason and I don't think there's any question that he's got something that he wants to go out and prove."
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