A few years ago, when J Jo left Cincy for the $$$ offered to him in the lone star state, he decided it necessary to take a cheap shot at the Bengals on his way out the door, deriding them for not letting him take cases of Gatorade home after practices.
Now he’s found another target to take a shot at – the Houston Texans’ fans. But are the Texan’s fans rightly criticized for their excitement that an underperforming Schaub was replaced?
If a starting pitcher (such as Houston’s Lucas Harrell and his nearly 6.00 ERA) were to give up a couple home runs and 7 runs over 3 innings, and then get pulled with an injury ... the fans would likely give a raucous cheer, and nobody would care. He needed to get pulled.
If a starting quarterback (such as Houston’s Matt Schaub) were to lead his team thru an 0-4 stretch while tossing 2 TD’s to 6 INT’s, and then get pulled with an injury ... the fans would likely also give a cheer because they feel he needs to get pulled. Yet the politically correct sports media takes offense to this.
Take out Schaub’s 2 huge games last year (which included edging out the hapless Jags), and Schaub had 13 TD’s to 9 INT’s in 14 games. So it’s not like we’re talking about Dan Marino or Warren Moon here.
We’re not talking about an elite QB who is worthy of benefit of the doubt. We’re talking about a guy who has a great o-line, a great receiver, a great running back, a good defense, and is asked just not to screw it up. And yet, his knack for the pick 6 does just that (screws it up).
Fans shell out $75 for a jersey, another $90 for a ticket, and $10 more every time they want a beer. They do this because they have an interest in their team. And they want to see their team win.
When their team puts out a product that doesn’t seemed geared for winning (such as using a struggling QB), then why can they not cheer when a change is made to that position of weakness – regardless of WHY that change is made. All the injury did was to force the change that needed to be made, but the coaches did not want to make.