Matt Schaub won't 'pay attention' to angry fans, plans to 'cut it loose'

Texans fans turned on Matt Schaub faster than you can say "Alamo." (Or faster than you can say "the Alamo is in San Antonio.") After his third-straight game with a pick-six, Houstonians are burning his jersey and mocking him with hamburgers.

But none of that is phasing Schaub, who says you just have to go out and "cut it loose."

“I’ve been around it enough throughout all of my playing days that you just tune it out," Schaub said Wednesday after practice. "You don’t even pay attention to it. You just go out and cut it loose."

That being said, Schaub isn't downplaying the brutal nature of Sunday, calling it "definitely" the roughest moment, besides losing in the playoffs. Schaub was also asked specifically about his jersey being burned and said it didn't bother him.

“I don’t think anything about that. That’s someone’s choice," Schaub said. "My goal is just to make sure, when we get done with this thing at the end of the year, he’s going back out and he’s going to get one to wear."

You know who else it doesn't bother? Arian Foster, who simply noted that "fans are passionate."

"Does it bother me? Not in the sense where I’m losing sleep over it. Fans are passionate," Foster said. "They’re going to be passionate, so you’ve got let them to be passionate. So I can’t say they’re wrong for what they’re doing. That’s how they feel. I just feel like, if it was their cousin in that position or somebody that they knew that was playing that position that had a couple of rough games, I don’t think they would react the same way. That’s just the nature of the beast.

"I can’t blame them for it. I just know that we’re very emotional creatures and I guess their emotions get the best of them sometimes."

Foster also called a players-only meeting to discuss the Texans struggling out of the gate this season, but declined to comment on it, saying "I don’t know what you’re talking about."

That will be everyone else's reaction to the Texans struggle if they can manage to get off this rough patch and rebound on the road against San Francisco this week.

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