Matt Schaub Pump Fake Fails to Fool Family Dog
HOUSTON – While warming up on the field before his week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans, Texans QB Matt Schaub spent some time playing fetch with his family dog Buster, who, despite Schaub’s best efforts, was completely unfooled by the signal caller’s pump fake passes, it was reported earlier today.
“Okay boy. Come on Buster. You ready? You reaaaady? And…. go get it!” said the QB, while pantomiming a rapid throwing motion with the Wilson tennis ball in his right hand. But time and time again, Buster failed to be deceived by the simulated toss, and remained seated with his eyes firmly fixed on Schaub’s grasp.
“Matt’s simply not doing a good job of selling the fake with his eyes,”commented CBS analyst Phil Simms, while breaking down the quarterback’s throwing motion with his on-screen telestrator. “He’s going to need to look Buster out of his zone if he wants to force that pooch to commit to the deep pass.”
“Well, that dog’s a veteran,” said Schaub of the 12-year old mixed breed pet. “He’s pretty savvy at recognizing play-action and it’s not easy to get him to bite on a fake. He reminds me a lot of Troy Polamalu, except that Troy has much longer hair and hardly ever tries to hump my leg.”