Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub finally made his way back under center in Week 11, but it didn't take long for things to once again turn sour.
This time around, though, instead of throwing pick-sixes, Schaub's struggles came on the sideline, where he got into a shouting match with star wide receiver Andre Johnson.
Schaub, who replaced Case Keenum in the third quarter with the Texans trailing the Oakland Raiders by 11 points, came close to leading a comeback. But on fourth down with just over a minute remaining, he failed to connect with Johnson in the end zone on what would have likely been a game-winning touchdown.
Then this happened:
After the game, though, Johnson who walked into the tunnel before the final whistle even blew, was quick to put the blame on himself.
James Palmer of CSN Houston provides the quotes and details:
Andre Johnson said he talked with Schaub in locker room. Everything is cool with them he said. Added again, blame falls on him. #Texans— James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) November 17, 2013
Andre again if happy: "I always said this is where I wanted to be. Other than that, Nothing to say. I still have an ongoing contract."— James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) November 17, 2013
A lot of people may want to overreact to the shouting match, but more than anything else, this was likely just the frustration of losing boiling over.
The Texans have now lost eight games in a row, and the passing offense has struggled to click all season long. These types of things can happen in the heat of the moment with true competitors at the highest level frustrated that things aren't going well.
Johnson, who had 10 catches on 17 targets for 116 yards on Sunday, now has an impressive 72 receptions and 966 yards on the season.
But it's clear that winning is far more important to him than any type of individual accomplishment, and it's currently an aggravating time for the struggling Texans, who entered the season with very high expectations.
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