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Old 01-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by Pestilence View Post
I would go into camp with 4 QBs.

Geno Smith
Drew Stanton
Jimmy Clausen
Ricky Stanzi
That sure is an interesting lineup right there. All 4 of which were pretty good college QBs, but I don't see a real "emergency starter" in that lineup, which is what you need in your backup. You could try to make the case for Stanton there, but I'm not sold on it.
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Originally Posted by Cmd'r&Chief View Post
What if...Sporano brings Tebow? Say what you want. But he's a hell of an athlete and would be an excellent back up QB in my opinion.
No.

Excellent backup to me would be a former starter who has won a few games, can play in any offense in a pinch, and can work with the system in place, dumbed down a bit for the gameplan.

That isn't Tebow. Tebow requires his own system and cannot (as we've seen) plug right into an existing system and do well. He might be one hell of an athlete, but it takes more than being an athlete to play QB.

Of all the guys on your team, QB tends to be the least "athletically driven" than any other position. I wouldn't define Brady, Roethlisberger, Manning, or Brees as "athletic". They certainly couldn't run sub 5 second 60 times, they won't ever reach a 36 inch vert, etc. What they do, is almost completely mental, with a surgically attached cannon for an arm.


If I had to pick ONE QB in the history of QB's to play as my backup, my emergency guy if my #1 goes down, I'm taking Chad Pennington over anybody else. He had a great career, complete game manager. Never lost you a game, but won you a few, highly efficient, highly cerebral at the helm. He won't ever "wow" you, especially after the shoulder surgeries, but the guy had great accuracy and could read a defense.
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