Ku­biak, Schaub eye the elite level

Hous­ton’s coach-qb combo is suc­cess­ful but untested in post­sea­son.

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS - Byjerome Solomon Hous­ton Chron­i­cle Tex­ans Seahawks cor­ner­back Browner sus­pended four games, Cow­boys rarely come up with in­ter­cep­tions,

On more than a few oc­ca­sions, Bill Belichick has ofiered that there is no other quar­ter­back he would rather coach than Tom Brady.

An un­der­stand­able sen­ti­ment con­sid­er­ing he and the most im­por­tant player on his team, the lone player re­main­ing from the Pa­tri­ots’ 2001 Su­per Bowl cham­pi­onship squad, have a di­vine sym­bi­otic re­la­tion­ship that has pro­duced more wins than any quar­ter­back-coach tan­dem since the NFL-AFL merger.

The NFL quar­ter­back-head coach re­la­tion­ship could be the most chal­leng­ing play­er­coach re­la­tion­ship in team sports. If a head coach and his quar­ter­back aren’t on the same page, win­ning is un­likely. All but im­pos­si­ble ac­tu­ally.

“Well, of course it’s an im­por­tant re­la­tion­ship be­cause ofien­sively that player really di­rects your team,” Belichick said. “He han­dles the ball on ev­ery play … you

C4

C3

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.