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Not Backing It Up

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When Matt Schaub went down late last season, backup Sage Rosenfels tried valiantly to ignite a Texans quarterback controversy, presiding over three victories in four starts to secure a first-ever break-even season for the young franchise.

But his eloquent case-stating efforts went for naught when head coach Gary Kubiak stuck resolutely with Schaub as his starter, refusing to throw the competition for the job even the slightest bit open this season. Now, after what happened Sunday, it appears certain the debate won't resume - unless folks start screaming for the current backup by default, Craig Nall, to get a shot with Schaub...

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