In-game quarterback change draws ire from Texans fans

During quarterback Matt Schaub’s early-season struggles, Texans fans clamored for hometown college hero Case Keenum– who began the season third on the team’s depth chart– to get the nod over the veteran.

Fans finally got their wish in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs with Schaub sidelined due to injury, and Kubiak even dubbed Keenum the starter despite the Schaub being healthy after the team’s bye week.

Keenum, despite putting up impressive numbers in his four starts, still hasn’t been able to pull the Texans out of their now eight-game losing streak, leading head coach Gary Kubiak to pull him in favor of Schaub on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter as the team trailed 28-17.

After the move was made, fans cascaded a chorus of boos down to the field at Reliant Stadium, so much that the home offense had to turn to a silent snap count, something that is typically reserved for loud, hostile crowds at away games.

With that the Texans’ disastrous season hit yet another low point.

Unfortunately for Schaub, he didn’t get a chance to win back any of the fans when he was unable to lead the Texans to a comeback late in the game and he even got into a shouting match with star wide receiver Andre Johnson on the sidelines.

Monday, Kubiak was announced Keenum would remain the starter over Schaub for the Texans’ next  game at home against the lowly 1-9 Jaguars.

One bright spot amid the now lost season is that the Texans are in a position to take one of the top picks in the 2014 draft, and if their losing streak hits nine with after facing Jacksonville this Sunday, Houston’s draft position could go even higher.

Anyone think Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel will look good in deep steel blue and battle red?

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