It's axiomatic in football that everyone loves the backup quarterback ... until he becomes the starter. That said, Matt Schaub looks pretty much ready for prime time. Schaub, who became the hot backup commodity while sitting behind Michael Vick for three years in Atlanta, threw crisp balls all over the field on Wednesday morning. A deep out to Pro Bowl wideout Andre Johnson, a sharp curl to Kevin Walter, a sweet touch pass to ancient tight end Mark Bruener. "He's got the arm,'' says Johnson. "He drops back, he lets it go and when you come out of your break, the ball is there.'' The great irony of Schaub's circumstance, of course, is that if he had not been traded by the Falcons, he would now be the starter in Atlanta, with Vick's dogfighting suspension. "I'm aware of it, but I don't dwell on it,'' Schaub told me after practice. "I'm focused on what I have going on here.''