All good things must eventually come to an end. The Houston Texans have released David Carr, which is sad news to many Titans fans.
Fairly or not, Carr was a handy scapegoat for many Texans fans who disliked losing, especially to the team which used to play in Houston. They're just as happy to see Carr leave as Titans fans are sad. The Tennessee faithful used to kid Texan fans that Carr was the backup in college to Billy Volek, the Titans former backup.
The first player selected in the 2002 draft, Carr quarterbacked the Texans to five losing seasons, compiling a 24-56 record. His record against Tennessee was 2-8, with the only two wins coming in the Titans' injury-riddled 2004 season.
Carr was particularly atrocious in one game against Tennessee, giving up three turnovers, one for a touchdown, before being benched midway through the game.
Kyle Vanden Bosch is one player who will miss Carr. Since joining the Titans in 2005, KVB sacked Carr five times, and had several more negated by penalties. He also had quite a few knockdowns, hurries, and pressures. I'll bet Carr had nightmares about KVB. Overall, the Titans sacked Carr 19 times in the last two years.
The new sheriff in Houston is Matt Schaub, formerly Michael Vick's backup in Atlanta. He'd better hope for a better O-line than the porous one Carr had to protect him.
If you're curious, the Titans have never faced Schaub in a regular season game. The last game between Atlanta and Tennessee was four years ago, when Schaub was still in college.