HOUSTON – Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and receiver Andre Johnson brushed off a public disagreement the two had during Sunday’s 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium.
Schaub came into the game after starter case Keenum was benched with the team trailing by 11 points. Houston cut the lead with two field goals in the fourth quarter and had a chance to take the lead late. But Schaub’s pass to Johnson on fourth down from the 8 was broken up in the end zone.
Johnson and Schaub were yelling at each other on the field after the play and the screaming match continued on the sidelines, a clear indication of the frustration on a disappointing team that was supposed to contend for a Super Bowl.
Johnson then started to walk down the sidelines to the locker as the Raiders began running down the final seconds of the game.
Johnson said the argument came because he “messed up” and didn’t finish the play.
“We just exchanged some words,” he said. “It’s just heat of the moment. Once we came in the locker room, we talked about it, left it alone so I’m not worried about that. Me and Matt have played a lot of football together.”
Schaub also brushed off their disagreement.
“It’s just emotions, emotions of the game, a culmination of a lot of things, but stuff we’ll keep between us,” Schaub said.