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Old 10-10-2012, 10:16 PM  
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So Rich Gannon was talking about his days in KC

on his Sirius/XM show with Adam Shine and although I didn't catch the entire segment I did hear him say that he would spend hours as the back-up watching film etc. and Grbac would not even show up and he (Gannon) knew that if Marty ever regretted anything it was not making Grbac be accountable for that.

Okay maybe not current but just found it interesting and thought it was worth sharing.If anyone caught the complete segment maybe you could fill in the gaps of what prompted the comment etc.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:50 AM   #31
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I informed him of some of the non-boring shit about the franchise and the whole Elvis Grbac: People Magazine's Sexiest Athlete (because they had him confused with Rich Gannon) was what officially sold him. He thought it was one of the funniest stories he'd ever heard and it was and still is hilarious to this day, IMO. "
This is the first I had heard of this. I remember saying at the time, WTF? Grbac?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #32
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Except that the People article was a mistake. They liked the name Elvis Grbac but thought they were getting Rich Gannon. True story.
Is this just a CP urban myth or the truth? Link please....
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #33
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Is this just a CP urban myth or the truth? Link please....
It's true. I've been studying all night and am too tired to link it, but it is true...
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:37 PM   #34
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Marty cost the QUEEEFS an AFC Championship game appearence and probably SB by sitting Gannon over Grbac.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:35 PM   #35
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Marty cost the QUEEEFS an AFC Championship game appearence and probably SB by sitting Gannon over Grbac.
Yes it still pisses me off.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #36
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Is this just a CP urban myth or the truth? Link please....
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:00 PM   #37
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Gannon sucked Cassel off the whole off season **** him
Thats just the usual Quarterback Fraternity BS, imo.

Warner was doing the same thing, but they know better.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #38
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #39
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Gannon was a dink and dunker with some mobility, he was probably the biggest system-made QB ever in Oakland. I don't think anyone felt like he was going to beat them with his arm. His MVP might have been statistically justified and he might have represented a highwater mark for QBing in Oakland for decades, but that is a low standard.

This was a case of "if you think you have two QBs you really have none"
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #40
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #41
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Gannon was a dink and dunker with some mobility, he was probably the biggest system-made QB ever in Oakland. I don't think anyone felt like he was going to beat them with his arm. His MVP might have been statistically justified and he might have represented a highwater mark for QBing in Oakland for decades, but that is a low standard.

This was a case of "if you think you have two QBs you really have none"
Stats and Ability be damned, Grbac was anti-clutch, a quitter, and possessed no fire for the game.

Gannon, on the other hand, lacked the physical capabilities of traditional star quarterbacks, but almost always possessed an ability to come through when it mattered most.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #42
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:13 PM   #43
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Stats and Ability be damned, Grbac was anti-clutch, a quitter, and possessed no fire for the game.

Gannon, on the other hand, lacked the physical capabilities of traditional star quarterbacks, but almost always possessed an ability to come through when it mattered most.
Grbac should not have been starting but Gannon is the most overrated QB ever.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #44
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Stats and Ability be damned, Grbac was anti-clutch, a quitter, and possessed no fire for the game.

Gannon, on the other hand, lacked the physical capabilities of traditional star quarterbacks, but almost always possessed an ability to come through when it mattered most.
Yeah, he was SO clutch in 1998.

He started 10 games and they SUCKED.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #45
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What's often forgotten is that Gannon put up fairly pedestrian numbers during the 1997 season, I think the major difference was that, unlike Grbac, he wasn't a freaking quitter.
His stats are nearly identical to Grbac. Here are their stats with Grbac first. Completions 57-56%. TD% 3.5-4.0. INT% 1.9-2.3. YPA 6.2-6.5. Rate 79.1-79.8. Grbac was throwing the ball more.
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