Matt Schaub's Oakland Press Conference: This Is Why They're The Raiders
Also, "excited." Schaub used that word 16 times in the thirteen minute session, a damn near Tebow level of EER (Excited Efficiency Rating).
For any Texans fan who lived through the Crash of 2012, the Great Pick Six Barrage of 2013, and the Andre Johnson Walkout of 2013 (all events so traumatic, they deserve proper noun status), the whole spectacle was fairly surreal, leaving you wondering what universe you were in, what year it was, and exactly how long you'd slept the night before.
My immediate thought -- this is it, THIS is how Han Solo felt when he was released from the carbonite.
In case you missed it, here is the press conference in its entirety, along with a few of the money quotes, most of them from Schaub's new offensive coordinator Greg Olson, transcribed below, along with my thoughts on each quote (preceded by "SP"):
OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR GREG OLSON: "At the end of the 2013 season, we made a number one priority as an organization to identify and acquire a proven, winning starting quarterback in the National Football League. It became obvious early on in that search of the quarterbacks that Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans was a player that may become available and we felt like he was a player that would meet that role...."
OLSON: "...we're obviously excited and we hope that the Raider Nation and the Raiders organization are certainly excited about this acquisition of this player. With that, I'd like to introduce your 2014 Raiders quarterback, Matt Schaub."
SP: Excited! .....
OLSON: "First of all, he's got a proven track record. When we went to identify that player, there are very few players in the league, and in the history of the league, if you look at what Matt's done..."
SP: Indeed, Schaub's done historical things....