Matt Schaub = Right Handed Matt Leinart

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  1. Big Ben Wallets

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    Considering Schaub has minimal playing time, it's hard to assess who got the better end of the deal. However, from reading Schaub's scouting report, listening to him speak and examining his skill set, I think it's safe to say Schaub is very similar to Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart.

    Leinart and Schaub both excel at throwing the short, crossing patterns. Both are tall, have decent mobility, and above average , but not elite, arm strength. Both are good leaders and well-liked amongst teammates. Both are pocket passers with good awareness and make quick decisions with the ball. The only difference is Leinart is left-handed.

    So what do you guys think? The number 8 pick, plus two 2's for basically a right-handed Matt Leinart. Good trade or no?
     
  2. Lifetime Oiler/Texan Fan

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    This mostly likely is a very good comparison.
     
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    You paint a pretty picture.

    Time will tell, I hope your right.
     
  4. Porky

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    From what I have seen of both, I think that's a reasonable comparison.
     
  5. Big Ben Wallets

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    I'm glad you like the comparison. I'm not even a Texans fan (go Bears) so my opinion is completely objective.

    Hopefully this will make the debates over whether Rick Smith overpaid for Schaub easier to analyze. Just replace every "Matt Schaub" reference with "Matt Leinart" and take it from there.

    For example, "Shoot, there goes our ***** front office again... we pass on VY and trade a boatload of picks for "Matt Leinart", an unproven backup in ATL. "Matt Leinart" is only marginally better than David Carr, I hope all you DC haters are happy."

    I hope this helps!
     
  6. mamoo

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    Could be. Schaub is definately different than Carr. One of the first things he asked for was every Texans player's phone number. He plans to call each and everyone of them to let them know what he wants the team accomplish this season. He also graduated from Virginia... and was working on his Masters in Economics when he went to the NFL. Those two things are a big difference from the Carr era.
     
  7. TreWardTxn

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    This trade is absolute garbage and anyone who says differently is kidding themselves. We're giving up either Peterson or Landry by swapping first this year, giving a high 2nd, which is near a first in this years draft and another pick. For a backup? A guy who doesn't have all the throws Carr has, doesn't have the mobility, doesn't have the NFL experience. They are still talking about this guys potential since when he came out of Virginia. This is a frikin' joke, and I can, or you can hope for the best all you want, but there is no way this can be deemed a good trade unless the Texans win a Superbowl in the next three years, which won't happen because we won't have the picks to build the depth Superbowl teams have...

    And the last thing anybody should want with a deep threat like AJ on this team is a right Matt Leinart...
     
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    Umm, I think neg rep is available right now.
     
  10. The Pencil Neck

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    You really think that the Texans were going to ever go to the SB with Carr even with those 2 second round picks? I don't.

    Would you have traded for Favre or Hasselbeck when they were unproven backups? How about McNair? Guess not, hmmmm?

    And how is talking about Schaub's potential any different than Carr's potential? Carr hasn't done anything; when does it stop being potential and start being a mistake? And why does it matter if Carr can make all the throws if he won't make all the throws?

    You've given Carr this long. Why not try to give Schaub a year and let's see where we stand? Hell, why not give him half a season at least? :)
     
  11. wolf123

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    Yeah...I can definitely see Fitz and Bolden suffering with Leinart. :sarcasm:

    Who would you have rather us started all season, Sage? It's obvious that this team had little faith in David, so someone had to step up. The front office and HC definitely don't think that Sage can handle the load since they tried to acquire Garcia, Plummer, Ramsey, Green, and finally Schaub. Someone in this organization fell for Schaub and hopefully it was Kubes. Yes, Schaub doesn't have a lot of actual game experience, but he's sat and learned for a few years, played in pre-season, received several years of NFL coaching...potential may be a sickening word for some to hear over and over, but it needs to be said that he possesses some. :texflag:
     
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    Okay, they must have changed that. Well, at least my ignore list went up by one to...one.
     
  13. Ole Miss Texan

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    you say we gave up peterson or landry. well maybe, but we didn't give up a 1st round pick which is crucial. we dropped 2 spots!!!!

    those two guys were def. the fan favorites...but i and some, were worried the texans may not even draft them and take someone else. We're still going to get one of the guys we really wanted at 10...its 2 spots down!! sheesh.

    think amobi okoye, alan branch, leon hall, levi brown, etc.
     
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    First, you don't and will never know who the Texans were going to get at #8, so you can stop speculating... this trade will kick off all sorts of chain reaction movements by teams that will shift their draft priorities.

    Second, maybe the Texans were higher on Nelson than Landry or Brown over Landry for their needs... we don't know where their intentions would have been and never will.

    Third, it is always tough to compare two players to each other, but in fairness to Matt Leinart, the guy has shown that he is a good QB and I don't think he has done anything to give any inkling that he won't be a good QB in the NFL. I would be happy to have a QB with the skills of Leinart on this team.

    Now you can bash me because I am from L.A.
     
  15. FirstDownMaker

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    This was/is a bad move for the Texans but not for the reasons you mentioned. Let's forget about Matt Leinart and his arm....Arizona seems to like him just fine! What makes it a bad move is the fact our "deep thinkers" (the front office) last year this time were convinced that David Carr was our future. And they gave him and us, 8 millions reasons to think he was. And not only did they give him the 8 mill....they then passed on Vince Young! The Texans are not a bad team because of bad luck. We are bad because our "deep thinkers" are clueless!
     
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    We werent getting petersen at 8, he wont be there. The fact that you think petersen will be there at 8 shows that you are the one kidding yourself.

    Plus, schaub is not a normal backup, it's not like we did all this to get brian greise. You dont tender a guy for a 1st and 3rd round pick if he's "just a backup"

    Imagine how mad you'll be when we trade down even further.....
     
  17. kcwilson

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    Well, according to your logic, this deal isn't bad... the deal that is bad is the extension of Carr. This was basically a move that they had to make to correct a previous mistake. So given that the mistake was made... how would you rate this move, knowing that the Carr extension was done, you can't change it, and something NEEDED to be done in THEIR minds?

    What were their alternatives, given the Carr extension can't be undone?
     
  18. bigbrewster2000

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    So the deal is bad because VY isn't on our team? That simply means that LAST YEAR we made a bad decision. How again does that make this deal a bad one?
     
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    Peterson WILL be there at 8...he'll probably wind up in Atlanta..if they cant move out of 8...

    I think its pretty much common knowledge that Calvin Johnson is going to the Raiders

    and Quinn/Russell is going to the Browns..

    Arizona, Washington, and Minnessotta...will NOT draft AD..
     

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