Look, I know I'm a complete honk for the Texans. Gary Kubiak could probably convince me to light myself on fire with the arch of an eyebrow. So take this with a grain of salt. But man...I am beyond giddy over the arrival of Matt Schaub after reading everyone's comments at his introductory press conference yesterday. A couple of my favorite nuggets:
"I'm looking forward to getting into the community here in Houston and put my face out there and providing help where it needs help and just being a part of the town. I know when we got done playing golf, coach Kubiak and I, we had a wager on the back nine and it was for twenty dollars. We were eating lunch afterwards and he gave me the twenty dollars and he said `there better be an opportunity to get it back', so I got something here, here is his twenty dollars for him and he can have all the opportunities to get it back now."
Gambling on a round of golf with Kubes? I love it. And it doesn't strike me as the type of thing our recently deposed QB would have ever done.
"One of the most important areas of playing this position is being a leader, not only on the field but in the locker room, in the weight room, off the field, outside the facility, in the community. Those are all the intangibles that are out there that a quarterback has to do and is part of the responsibility, so I think those are some ones that I can bring to the table and demonstrate on a day-to-day basis."
David Carr did a lot of good things in H-Town, but leading her fair football team was not one of them. He was never a guy you thought teammates would run through a wall for. Perhaps I've just overdosed on Schaub-Aid, but I think he's going to be a guy that can rally the troops in ways D.C. never could.
I wish it was September. Right now.