The Texans fell to 2-4 after getting crushed by the Rams yesterday. Don't be fooled, the Texans are a very good football team. Turnovers, mostly by quarterbacks Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates more specifically, are why this team has a losing record. What can the Texans do to get back on track?
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The Texans are a very well put together football team, lead on offense by Arian Foster and Andre Johnson. Their defense is also one of the best, lead by J.J. Watt, who has a PHD in getting to the quarterback.
The Texans offense is one that feeds off play action. Arian Foster, along with Ben Tate may be one of the best running back duos in the NFL. Houston has a very QB friendly system which may be how they could hide Schaub's flaws until now (editor's note: I don't think David Copperfield could hide Schaub's flaws right now. And yes, that was a David Copperfield reference. I'm getting old)
Matt Schaub and with T.J. Yates have thrown 11 interceptions through six games, with almost half of those were returned for touchdowns.
The Texans can still win games and even get a playoff spot, but they need a quarterback who can be a game manager. A rookie would probably have stats comparable to Yates, who still throws quite a bit of interceptions.
A veteran could come in, easily be able to pick up the system and probably be pretty successful.
One quarterback jumps out as a perfect option for the Texans, Matt Moore of the Miami Dolphins. Moore fits the mold perfectly, a game manager type like a Chad Pennington but with a stronger arm. Moore is arguably the best backup quarterback in the NFL.
Moore is very experienced and also a great locker room guy. It wouldn't be the first time Moore would step into a tough situation on a team with a losing record. Matt Moore took the starting job for Miami early in 2011 and played well, throwing 16 touchdowns to only 9 interceptions in 13 games, after starting 0-7, Moore made the team competitive finishing the season 6-3 (6-10 overall).
While this trade may not be a thought by either team, it's something to think about. If Matt Moore was to be traded to Houston, he could lead them to at least a chance wildcard spot. Upgrading your quarterback position from "hopeless" to "competent" is enough when you have the amount of talent the Texans do.