Kubiak talks about Schaub, Seahawks D

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak had a conference call with the Seahawks reporters Wednesday morning. Here are a few of the things he had to say about his team and the upcoming game against Seattle at Reliant Stadium:

On the Seattle defense: “The speed is No. 1. They’re very active and fly to the ball with their overall effort. They have two great corners [Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner] and they rally to the ball. It’s a big challenge for us.”

On Texans quarterback Matt Schaub: “First off, I think he’s a winner. That’s all he’s done since he came here. I believe in him and our team believes in him.”

On Texans GM Rick Smith saying before the season started that Schaub needs to step up and play better in big games: “Everybody needs to step up, not just one guy. I think he did it the first two weeks. He’s a very smart guy and gets the ball to the right guy. He’s a very good operator. He’s a pocket thrower and a pretty darn good one, so it starts with us protecting him a little better.”

On Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson: “They are doing a tremendous job, scheme wise, on bootlegs and things like that to use his athletic ability. I remember visiting with him in Indianapolis [at the NFL combine two years ago] and seeing his will to succeed. He's very impressive.”

On where the 2-1 Texans are as a team right now: "This team is trying to find its identity. Time will tell what we end of being.”