Pocket fuel: Schaub, Houston look to liftoff

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  1. Tailgate

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    This is a great read by Ryan Fagan of the SportingNews:

    http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=215682

     
  2. nunusguy

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    Very nice story about Schaub. Very upbeat.
    We seem to be getting a run of positive press lately. I dunno, but maybe before long ESPN will be calling us "those lovable Texans" ? Nah, probably not !
     
  3. Tailgate

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    Nah... instead of negative press. We will just start to wonder why we dont have any press at all.
     
  4. whiskeyrbl

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    Nice read, can't wait for TC to start.:texflag:
     
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    Do we have a game this weekend? Darn! Using virtual reality we should be able to take the players from OTA and project them into a game against some other team. Will somebody get to work on it?
     
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    Isn't that what Madden 07 is for? I know 08 will be out shortly. :user:
     
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    What a great read!! Go Matt!!
     
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    I had forgotten Schaub had come from the 2004 draft class. Manning, Rivers, Roethlisburger, Losman, and Schaub. And to think that the Texans could have drafted Bob Sanders in the 2nd and Schaub in the 3rd instead of trading up for Babin. Casserly was one sorry GM. I know its hindsight but a lot of us Texan fans were upset over that trade up when it happened.
     


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    Boycott Madden and their Vince Young love affair.

    Go subversive and fight the man. Buy All-Pro Football 2K8!!

    uh-oh, looks like the PR department has gotten to AJ now. These qualities sound a lot like....ummmm....leadership skills. :spy:
     
  10. real

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    That's not AJ...

    The PR department has instead contacted those Asian scientist that make drones, and had one built of every player and coach. Only thing is they only had enough memory to program them to say "Schaub is a leader". All of this is evidence of their efforts to slowly take over the world one interview at a time.

    By the way--"Schaub is a leader"
     
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    And I thought I started drinking early! :)
     
  12. Texans_Chick

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    I guess I should pull this one out again:

    "Matt Schaub for President"

    In part...


    Too bad the video isn't working well. The YouTubes are acting wonky today. Because the video would demonstrate that neither Schaub or McClain have particularly presidential hair. I don't either, so it isn't like I'm really dissing them. Most PoTUSs have politican hair.
     
  13. real

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    If someone has a big black mole on their face when describing that person to someone else, the mole will probably be the first thing you mention...

    If someone wears a size 22 shoe, you will probably describe that person as "the guy with the big feet"...

    Maybe, just maybe, Schaub IS a great leader...Maybe how he carries himself is the first thing you notice about him.....Add that to the fact that our previous QB didn't score too highly in that department, and we lived through that for the past 5 years and you get everyone talking about his poise and leadership...

    The team is still getting used to each other and they haven't even seen Schaub in 'real' action...Are they supposed to talk about how well he stands in the pocket with defenders in his face ? Maybe they don't have much else to say about him right now....YOu know they used to talk about how good our previous QB looked in shorts around this time a year...all the while never mentioning his leadership or poise...how ironic now that we have a QB the has those or atleast portrays those attributes we have fans complaining...phhhh

    Maybe he IS a great leader + our previous QB wasn't + they don't have anything else to say at this point because they haven't seen much else + it's one of his most prominent attributes at this point = hearing everyone talking about it...

    I honestly think people are complaining for the sake of complaining. I understand wanting to hear some other news about other parts of the team but blame the reporters asking about Schaub and then writting what the players or coaches say. It's not like A.J or Kubiak are flagging the reporters down screaming "hey....hey.....let me tell you about my boy Matt Schaub's leadership again!!!!" And it's not like the reporters are asking them about other parts of the team and they're like "dude are you serious....I wanna talk more about SCHAUB!!"
     
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    And then there are those of us that actually like hearing positive reports about the Texans, even if it is 'fluff' pieces about a very important aspect of our offense. (I got tired of hearing about haircuts in previous years, but failed to rant and rave about the subject. I just ignored the discussions instead.)

    The term "leadership" is just a catch phrase for a lot of the responsibilities that a QB should have to run an offense. For instance, hearing how Schaub understands every position's assignments, from the WR down to the linemen, is something that I like to learn about our signal caller. These are intangible qualities that lay a foundation.

    Perhaps these things are something "that a NFL quarterback is expected to do". And maybe that's why it's news in Houston. :howdy:
     
  15. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    yeah, what's with youtube today? they changed their player interface or something recently, and now today youtube.com is running awfully slow. also, i miss tony banks.
     
  16. Second Honeymoon

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    its probably really refreshing to finally have a QB that actually cares and is willing to do what it takes to win. when they talk about Schaub's leadership they are in essence speaking of DC's lack thereof. its obvious this guy is more in tune with his fellow players, more professional, more dedicated, and a MUCH BETTER teammate in general.

    Needless to say, I am stoked about this season. Our first season of Texans football with a real QB and not some sorry excuse of a football player.

    ...at least he had fun....well he can fun off for all i care.

    If the media keeps asking 'what is the most obvious difference between DC and MS?' the media shouldn't complain when they say 'leadership' when the season hasn't even started yet.
     
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    it's now being run with a 'bottom line' now that Corporate America has taken it over. Soon most videos will be preceded by ads. Thanks....not.
     
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    It's...just...a...little awkward.

    If the video can work again, when John McClain asks him about the leadership thing and calling teammates, it just sounds a bit forced and crafted.
     
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    In an effort to lend even more credibility to preseason intangibles-type discussion .....

    http://www2.sportsnet.ca/football/nfl/players/David_Carr/

    http://www.houstonprofootball.com/game/2002/week06.html (Players of the Game)

    Just sayin' .... it's a bit early to be talking about intangibles just yet. Or, if you prefer, a quote from Winston Wolf - "Let's not start ...." ... well, never mind that ;)
     
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