Doctor Matt Schaub: Quarterback, Leader, Heart Surgeon

Trey Huguley@TwitlessbanterContributor INovember 4, 2009

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 01:  Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans celebrates after a touchdown run by Ryan Moats #21 (not shown) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. Houston won 31-10.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Several sources report that during their day off on Tuesday, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and the voice of the Houston Texans, Marc Vandermeer, attended an "open house" at Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. The two along with their guests (Schaub's wife and SportsRadio610's Matt Jackson) took a tour of the facilities and were fortunate enough to witness an open heart surgery first hand as somewhat of Doctor's for a Day.

In a podcast on, Schaub stated that the most amazing thing he experienced during his tour of the Center was witnessing the procedures and seeing how meticulous the physicians have to "dot their I's and cross their T's."

You're certainly doing that yourself, Matt.

Photos and a special video of the event are slated to be posted soon to both and, so be on the lookout.

All in all, we know Matt Schaub isn't really a heart surgeon, however on and off the field he has become very adept at keeping the Texans Heart-beat strong, stitching up the wounds that David Carr left behind and slicing and dicing opposing defenses. While true heart surgeons and other physicians are able to give patients the gift of life through their work, Schaub is able to give this franchise the gift of life.

If only he could he could magically heal Owen Daniels' Torn ACL...

None the less, looking on to the match-up against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend, the Texans are 9 point underdogs. I have a feeling Schaub and company will make it more of a game despite the loss of Daniels. Schaub should be able to hit close to another 300 yard game while the defense has been playing light's out and should be able to hold off Payton Manning enough to give the offense a chance.

The running game should be effective this week as well. Head Coach Gary Kubiak is planning on using Steve Slaton, Ryan Moats and Chris Brown as a "three headed monster" running game and I have no doubt that they will light it up. Moats should be able to ride some of the momentum from last week's monster game into this week and Brown should do a little of the ground work. Let's just hope that Slaton goes this week without putting the ball on the ground.

The Colts are ranked first in terms of points allowed, but I have a feeling the Texans are going to be able to overcome the Colts restrictive defense. Regardless of the outcome this should be a very exciting, high-scoring game. Look for the Houston Texans to surprise some people this weekend and make this quite the game.