Oakland Raiders: Matt Schaub falls short while Defensive Rookies impress

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Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub (8) watches the game from the bench in the 4th quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve been on Fansided and Just Blog Baby long enough, you know I’m the optimist.  I’m the guy who most would consider a rah, rah writer.  Well, there’s not rah, rah left for Matt Schaub anymore.  I defended him for the last few months, and he slammed the door in my face.  I knew Schaub was not the long-term answer, but it would have been nice if he could have given the Raiders one good year.

So, I am a big enough man to admit that I was completely wrong and out of line to defend Schaub.  To all my fellow writers and pundits, I am sorry for making comments on your posts that defended Schaub in any way, shape, or form.  You will all be happy to know that I am off the Schaub bandwagon.  Unfortunately, Head Coach Dennis Allen isn’t, and it appears that they think last night had nothing to do with Schaub’s arm strength, his staring down WR’s, or inability to make plays by moving around more in the pocket.

At this point and time, if the Oakland Raiders want to give Derek Carr a year to soak in the NFL, then they need to put Matt McGloin in at QB, and relegate Schaub to the bench or void his contract all together.  Or, I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to get the Rookies feet wet with a full NFL season under his belt.  I still admit that I’m not the most comfortable with that scenario, but if Matt Schaub is going to continue to play like that it won’t totally hurt the Raiders.

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