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Schaub discusses offseason


Quarterback Matt Schaub finished the 2008 season on a hot streak. After returning from a midseason knee injury, he threw for 1,281 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions with a 95.2 passer rating in the Texans' final four games as the team finished 3-1.

After the 2007 season, Schaub had surgery to repair his injured left shoulder. Healthy this offseason, the five-year veteran is enjoying relaxing and traveling with his wife before the Texans' offseason workout program begins on April 6.

Nick Scurfield ( have you been doing this offseason?

Matt Schaub:That's a loaded question. My wife and I, we've been traveling, just enjoying some relaxing time traveling around. Just enjoying some down time, kicking back and relaxing. It's nice to not have to go through surgery this offseason and being able to play golf and just kicking back.

Nick Scurfield:Have you taken any vacations?

Matt Schaub:I went on a vacation to the Bahamas and then went out to California just recently for a golf tournament. Then, I went to Pebble Beach for three days and played golf out there.

Nick Scurfield:What do you think about the team's offseason moves?

{QUOTE}Matt Schaub:They're definitely going to help us. We've made some moves to insure some things that we wanted to take care of, and I'm definitely excited about some of the moves and looking forward to the draft to add to the depth of our team. So we'll just continue the process, but so far, we've made some great moves.

Nick Scurfield:You have a new quarterback behind you in Dan Orlovsky. Have you talked to him, and what do you think about him?

Matt Schaub:I've definitely talked to him. We have the same agent, so I saw him out in California at our golf tournament and just welcomed him aboard. I'm definitely excited to get to work with him. He's a great guy, and I'm excited to have him on the team.

Nick Scurfield:How do you feel about Sage Rosenfels leaving and going to Minnesota?

Matt Schaub: Well, it's a great move for him. It's an opportunity for him to get a chance to compete to start, and it's a good team, so I'm happy for him.

Nick Scurfield:Did you talk to him after he was traded?

Matt Schaub:I gave him a call and I saw him down in Miami at Eric Winston's wedding, so I got to see him after everything took place. It's a great chance for him.

Nick Scurfield:With the way you finished the season, how much confidence does that give you for next year?

Matt Schaub:Well, it gives me a lot of confidence, especially coming off my knee injury. But more importantly, I'm excited about our team, what we were able to accomplish as a group. We're headed in the right direction. We just need to climbing up that hill and good things will add up for us.

Nick Scurfield:The entire offense is coming back next year after finishing as the third-ranked offense in the league in 2008. What are your expectations for the offense next season?

Matt Schaub: To get to number one. We have very high expectations. We can move the football with anyone. As long as we don't hurt ourselves with penalties and turnovers, we'll be a good offense again. And so we just need to continue that and keep moving the ball down the field, put points on the board and take care of the ball, and good things will happen for us.

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