Former Vick backup now focused on Texans
HOUSTON— Matt Schaub doesn’t deal in conjecture and supposition.
Thinking about how things would be if he were still in Atlanta is an exercise in futility.
Besides, the quarterback has more important things to focus on.
The former backup behind Michael Vick in Atlanta has his first starting job in Houston for a team that has never had a winning record, but has had plenty of protection problems. Oh, and the Texans’ first and only other starter, one-time No. 1 pick David Carr, was run out of town after five disappointing seasons.
“No what ifs,” Schaub said. “There’s a reason for everything and I’m just glad to be here.”
It seems everyone in the franchise is happy Schaub is in Houston. The same likely can’t be said for a Falcons organization being forced to rely on the underachieving Joey Harrington as Vick sits out to defend himself against federal dogfighting charges.
The 6-foot-5 Schaub backed up Vick for three seasons before being traded to the Texans in March— a little more than a month before the dogfighting scandal erupted.
He said he hasn’t talked to Vick since then.