Thursday, March 22, 2007

Giving Up Without Even Trying.

That is pretty much all you can say about the trade that will send Atlanta's backup QB Matt Schaub to Houston, and basically end David Carr's career in Houston before it even got a chance to develop.

David Carr has been royally screwed in several years with the Texans, bearing the brunt of the front office's inability to build an actual offensive line to give him some decent time to throw the ball instead of getting pounded and placed on his ass for at least 30 something times per season with the ball still in his hands. He had to continue to tolerate bad offensive lines and the Houston fanbase's screaming for Reggie Bush and Vince Young instead of Houston's drafting of Mario Williams (when your second round pick at LB outplays your first round DE when it comes to getting in the backfield and making plays, then maybe you might consider that you made a bad call there.)

Either way, some NFL team with an O-line will be happy to have Carr when, not if, he's put on the trade market. Pacifist Viking is probably still dying for the Minny front office to get on this like white on rice.

Schaub will get the chance he has long deserved after sitting behind Michael Vick as an insurance policy if the erratic quarterback ever fell completely out of favor in Atlanta, but Bobby Perino wants to put it all on Vick (rightfully so) and to do that, you have to stop the QB controversy for the time being. However, Schaub has no wins as a starter, and if Houston does nothing with their O-line again, he'll be looking for a while until he gets that win.

UPDATE: Schaub just got PAID IN FULL, people -- $48 big large over six years from his new team, and ESPNews is saying that Carr will be on the way out in the next couple of days. Brad Childress, please have your GM pick up the goddamn telephone!)

7 comments:

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Nastinchka said...

Thanks for this. I love David Carr, and watching him in Houston has been heartbreaking.

Sanchez said...

$48 Million for a guy who wasn't even the best backup in the league...

*scratches head*

Signal to Noise said...

sanchez - I'm winless as a starter in the NFL, but I bet I'd look good in preseason games. Pay up, Texans.

nastinchka - some team will actually put Carr to good use, or give us a chance to see if he isn't quite what we expected.

Run Up The Score! said...

No question that Carr can be a good starter somewhere else in the league, and I think he'd be fantastic in Minnesota. Perfect candidate to run a Brad Childress offense. I wouldn't even rule out an eventual Pro Bowl season sometime in the next three years.

Rickhouse said...

If Minnesota doesn't get Carr they could be screwed. Action Jackson obvisouly isn't ready yet, and probably isnt the long term answer either. They could take Quinn if he slips.

DCThrowback said...

That contract for Schaub only has $7M guaranteed. He's getting paid like a starter, though - for what? The league's 14th best QB? The 17th best?

The Texans are a disgrace. And yes, Minny...get on the phone. Carr would be a great fit.