Flipping through the channels last night, still wondering whether Trent Dilfer has a substance abuse problem, I came upon the NFL Network's coverage of your Houston Texans' minicamp. Apparently, they're visiting every team and producing a thirty-minute piece called "Inside Minicamp." Good to see that the NFL Network is as hard up for things to discuss as we are at BRB.
Though I didn't catch the entire special, I did get to see a bit of the full 11-on-11 scrimmage shown by the NFL's cameras. Some observations:
- The Schaub is no David Carr. I know, I know. It's just an intrasquad scrimmage. But I'm telling you--you could actually see the guy go through his progressions and make the right decision. Although he hit the safety valve at TE or RB a lot, it was nothing like the Carr Era, where the checkdown was the No. 1 option.
- The ball is very quick out of The Schaub's hands; there is no repeated patting of and/or panicking with the ball, unlike a certain Fresno State alum whose name rhymes with Kavid Darr. Seems that Matt over at DGDB&D (MDC around these parts) noticed this as well.
- Super Mario sure is fast off the corner at DE. This does not bode well for the rest of the NFL. And I'm even more encouraged by these words in the Chronicle today:
- Two final Schaub related notes: Seems our new franchise QB, he of the multi-million dollar contract, has a fiance who recently moved down here. Did The Schaub, flush with signing bonus cash, spring for a mover? Of course not! In his words, "We hopped in a Penske [moving truck] and drove on down." Awesome. Just awesome.
- One of the interviewers tried to give Schaub some guff about how he wouldn't be able to put in as much work now that his fiance was down here. Schaub gave him a stern look and said something to the effect of, "No, she understands how it is. She knows I have to work."