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    Default Falcons to trade QB Schaub to Texans

    A trade that has been speculated on for over a year is now completed.

    By day's end, the Atlanta Falcons will trade backup quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans, according to NFL sources. The Texans will surrender a second-round draft pick, and there could be other compensation involved.

    The trade has massive ramifications. The Texans have their quarterback of the future, which David Carr no longer is. The Falcons are reaffirming their faith in Michael Vick, who now also needs a new backup. And the Texans are out of the Brady Quinn derby, leaving the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins as possible landing spots.

    The trade, once officially completed, validates the Falcons' commitment to Vick, whom new Atlanta head coach Bobby Petrino told the first time they met, "You're my guy."

    Since then, Petrino and Vick have been working together closely on an almost daily basis, prepping for the coming season.

    The Falcons, who quietly had been entertaining offers for Schaub this offseason, had tendered their backup quarterback a $2 million offer, meaning that any team that signed him to an offer sheet would have to surrender first- and third-round draft choices to the Falcons. Of course, the Falcons also could always trade Schaub, and that is the course of action the team has pursued.

    The Texans will be acquiring a quarterback that has thrown only 161 career passes, 81 of which were completed, with six touchdown passes and six interceptions. But Schaub long has been considered a quarterback worthy of starting, and he was the top bargaining chip the Falcons have.

    Now they've decided to cash it in.

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    Default Re: Falcons to trade QB Schaub to Texans

    From what I've heard the Dolphins will trade up for a shot at Brady Quinn. Apparently Cam Cameron thinks the guy will be better than Rivers at San Diego.
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    From what I've heard the Dolphins will trade up for a shot at Brady Quinn. Apparently Cam Cameron thinks the guy will be better than Rivers at San Diego.
    And he thinks that there is a giant fork stuck in Daunte Culpepper...
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    And he thinks that there is a giant fork stuck in Daunte Culpepper...


    Yep, too bad Cam's in the AFC. Since he is a local guy I hope he does well, but not against the Colts.
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    Default Re: Falcons to trade QB Schaub to Texans

    Wow..The Texans must have a horrible front office.

    They pass on Bush and home-town hero Vince Young to give Carr an extension last year, and they turn around this year and look to trade Carr and get an unproven QB while losing 2 first rounders and 2 spots in this years draft.

    I live in Atlanta and watch quite a bit of Falcons games and Shaub is a pretty good QB, but even if he pans out as one of the best in the NFL, this trade still is pretty lopsided for the Falcons. Shaub was as good as gone next year so the Falcons made out like bandits in this one.

    So to summarize this, Falcons get 2 2nd round picks and move up 2 spots in this years draft and only lost an unproven young QB who they would have lost next year anyways. I think the Texans are improving, but they really need a new GM because this is a horrible trade. I really hope the Texans manage to pull some OL out of their asses or Shaub will be on his back the entire season much like Carr was.

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    Default Re: Falcons to trade QB Schaub to Texans

    Quote Originally Posted by Moses View Post
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    Wow..The Texans must have a horrible front office.
    They used to have a horrible front office, and calling them horrible is being kind.


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    I think the Texans are improving, but they really need a new GM...
    They have one (finally), who is in the process of cleaning up the last guy's mess.


    For example, the following decision:
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    They pass on Bush and home-town hero Vince Young to give Carr an extension last year,
    as absurd as it was, is the work of the previous GM.


    In the end, the only thing that matters with this trade is the following:
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    The Texans have their quarterback of the future, which David Carr no longer is.

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