Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Schaub's second half doesn't absolve an OT pick-six.
Matt Schaub joined Sports Radio 610 in Houston with Marc and John to discuss his game-ending interception, the lost season, why the Texans are so much better in the second half, if the team is worried about a coaching change, the defense shutting out Baltimore in the second half and the wasted season despite some nice offensive numbers.
On the interception to end the game:
"I was trying to bring Jacoby away from his man and trying to put it in a spot where he could make a play on the ball and it just was a little too far out front."
On Coach Gary Kubiak's loss for words with a loss and a lost season:
"It's something that each person individually is going to have to cope with it in the manner that they need to to continue to push. As Coach Kubiak said, there wasn't much he could say to make it OK or to make it better. … If there was, he would've done it. … It's something that, going forward, we're probably out of it. We have three weeks and we're playing for pride and each other and there's a ton of that in this locker room."
On why the Texans are better in the second half:
"I wish I had the answer. It's something that I've been thinking about now for the duration of the season, each and every game we've been in that spot. We just keep playing and eventually we got in a rhythm and we started clicking and guys started making plays."
On whether he's worried about a coaching change:
"No, we're not worried about that. We're not thinking about that. We're moving on to Tennessee and we've got to find a way to keep fighting and find a way to get a win."
On if he felt that Monday night was the night where they would break through:
"Once we got in that rhythm and we had those drives … we felt like once we got going and were in rhythm like that that it was going to happen for us."
On the defense pitching a virtual shutout in the second half:
"The second half they played lights out. They shut the offense for the Ravens down. They didn't allow any points. The only points they got were on the opening kickoff of the second half. They definitely did a great job … to give us an opportunity to come back."
On whether this is a wasted year considering the talent with Andre Johnson and Arian Foster:
"We're going to fall short of our ultimate goal and that's the bottom line. They don't give any points in this business for stats or things like that. It only comes down to winning and getting into the postseason and winning championships. That's all that matters in this business."
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