Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) drops back to pass against the St. Louis Rams during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Rams won 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
How he Fits
Raiders’ GM Reggie McKenzie was really fortunate this offseason after having his hands tied by the salary-cap for two years. Just as his cap situation subsided, the Texans were looking to get rid of Schaub at a time that he was desperate for a quarterback. And Schaub, gives the Raiders a legitimate quarterback that can make stars of a couple of players he’s inheriting.
Rod Streater, who will be his main target, has already been on Bay Area Radio station 97.5 the game saying, “I already told him, ‘Yo, I got the 80, Andre [Johnson] was my favorite receiver, we gotta make this happen.’ I try to base my game off of someone like Andre Johnson so it’s exciting to know the guy that helped him build his career is now under center with me.”
Then there’s 4.4 40 running tight end David Ausberry, who knows that Schaub likes to throw to the tight end. After saying Schaub was a “tremendous player” at a press conference shown on Raiders.com, he called him “tight end friendly.” It’s going to be interesting to see what Schaub does with Ausberry’s wide receiver speed and skill-set.
Schaub is a West Coast offense quarterback likes to go deep to receivers and tight ends off play action just like the Raiders do. He’ll be doing these things off Darren McFadden and the running game as he is a master at play-action ball-handling. In Houston, used the running of Arian Foster to go down the field off play-action to star receiver Andre Johnson and tight end Owen Daniels in the West Coast offense.
He’s even a perfect fit age-wise to hold it down until Carr is ready if he isn’t right away.