Not surprisingly, the Texans' decision to release David Carr has created a bit of a stir, even nationally. And with good reason--it's not every day that a starting QB gets cut. And it's even more rare when said QB was the No. 1 pick in the entire draft a mere five (5) years prior.
In the interest of streamlining the coverage, here are some links to noteworthy viewpoints on the subject:
Dale Robertson of the Chronicle--really interesting how past Houston quarterbacks are united that Carr never showed that he had what it took.
Peter King--sure, D.C. has to be a bit shell-shocked, but never playing football again? Come on. Keep reading the latest MMQB for these gems:
3. I think Schaub did something remarkable over the weekend. He put in 50 phone calls to his new teammates -- many of them quite surprised -- to introduce himself. I asked Schaub on Sunday night why he did it. 'I wanted them to know who I was,' he said. 'I wanted them to know how excited I was to be their teammate and how much I was looking forward to leading the team.'
4. I think maybe we should have seen the Carr firing coming. Those close to Gary Kubiak say Carr did not progress much from the mechanical, non-instinctive player the coach inherited 14 months ago when he got the Texans' job.
Len Pasquarelli--Minnesota still makes the most sense as a landing spot to me.
Adam Schein of FOX Sports--thinks Carr got a raw deal, but seems ready to have Matt Schaub's children.
Aside from realizing that we must all do everything in our collective power to keep Adam Schein out of the Texans locker room, I'm most surprised by King's assertion that he wouldn't be shocked if Carr walked away. I can't imagine that he would, but you know what? If Carr never plays another down, how awesome does this deal look for the Texans? They would have essentially jettisoned someone who had no interest in playing football anymore and acquired someone who could not be more excited about running the show. This is probably a non-issue (I can't see Carr walking away), but it's something to keep in mind when evaluating the fallout from the Schaub deal.