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El Tejano
12-13-2010, 12:06 AM
Just remembered that I haven't posted about this and haven't seen it on here but if we are talking about firing anyone, I definetly want Orlovsky gone.

You mean to tell me that you are a backup QB in the NFL and are looking to one day be a starting QB in the NFL and yet you don't have your helmet on or with you when your number is called? That's the last thing I want to see from my backup. Sage gave us a copter and choke artist show but he was always ready to go and in most cases would come in and look as if he had been practicing like he was going to start.

I can't ever recall Oliver Luck, Cody Carlson or even Brent Pease (yeah, I go back that far) ever misplacing their helmet and having to borrow a receivers helmet. Not even David Carr did this.

I would like to see us draft a "QB of the future" instead of this POS. What a very stupid signing.

Marcus
12-13-2010, 12:54 AM
I think that had to do more with the people in charge of the equipment than Orlovsky.

El Tejano
12-13-2010, 12:55 AM
Wouldn't if you had your helmet with you.

BullNation4Life
12-13-2010, 02:06 AM
Just remembered that I haven't posted about this and haven't seen it on here but if we are talking about firing anyone, I definetly want Orlovsky gone.

You mean to tell me that you are a backup QB in the NFL and are looking to one day be a starting QB in the NFL and yet you don't have your helmet on or with you when your number is called? That's the last thing I want to see from my backup. Sage gave us a copter and choke artist show but he was always ready to go and in most cases would come in and look as if he had been practicing like he was going to start.

I can't ever recall Oliver Luck, Cody Carlson or even Brent Pease (yeah, I go back that far) ever misplacing their helmet and having to borrow a receivers helmet. Not even David Carr did this.

I would like to see us draft a "QB of the future" instead of this POS. What a very stupid signing.

That you know of, back then they didn't have cameras on every player for every down and every play....But I still see your point

SheTexan
12-13-2010, 07:47 AM
Just remembered that I haven't posted about this and haven't seen it on here but if we are talking about firing anyone, I definetly want Orlovsky gone.

You mean to tell me that you are a backup QB in the NFL and are looking to one day be a starting QB in the NFL and yet you don't have your helmet on or with you when your number is called? That's the last thing I want to see from my backup. Sage gave us a copter and choke artist show but he was always ready to go and in most cases would come in and look as if he had been practicing like he was going to start.

I can't ever recall Oliver Luck, Cody Carlson or even Brent Pease (yeah, I go back that far) ever misplacing their helmet and having to borrow a receivers helmet. Not even David Carr did this.

I would like to see us draft a "QB of the future" instead of this POS. What a very stupid signing.

Hummmm! What did that ONE play with a borrowed helmet net us? Yippers, a first down and a LONG ass run by AF!! Give the man a borrowed helmet anyday. JMO!! Besides, isn't this the first down O has played this year? Watch the sidelines of other teams. RARELY do you see the backup with his helmet on. He carries a clipboard and sometimes wears headphones. Lots of activity on the sidelines. Easy for a helmet to get moved. BTW: I'm not a huge O fan so I'm not defending him. Just expressing an opinion!

TheMatrix31
12-13-2010, 08:07 AM
Who cares about the helmets? Seriously. Wow.

Thorn
12-13-2010, 08:33 AM
Who cares about the helmets? Seriously. Wow.

The helmet thing is actually kind of funny considering how our season is going. Like you, I'm not taking it seriously.

Rey
12-13-2010, 08:41 AM
Not a big deal at all.

This isn't high school where you're expected to carry your helmet at all times.

thunderkyss
12-13-2010, 08:47 AM
Just remembered that I haven't posted about this and haven't seen it on here but if we are talking about firing anyone, I definetly want Orlovsky gone.

You mean to tell me that you are a backup QB in the NFL and are looking to one day be a starting QB in the NFL and yet you don't have your helmet on or with you when your number is called? That's the last thing I want to see from my backup.

I would like to see us draft a "QB of the future" instead of this POS. What a very stupid signing.

First, I think Kubiak is fairly confident that Schaub is the QB of the future for this team. So I wouldn't expect him to fill the spot other than with "flyers" & that sort of thing. Why pay those guys $3mill a year, I don't know.

Second, I'm usually not for firing a guy. There is a whole gamut of options available to hold a guy accountable before he has to lose his job. But in this instance, Kickers are supposed to kick, that's their only job.... Back-up QBs are supposed to be ready... that's it. Then it was on National TV... Prime Time... & you've got Lienart sitting on the bench....

I didn't expect to see him still on the roster.

:kubepalm:

thunderkyss
12-13-2010, 08:51 AM
Not a big deal at all.

This isn't high school where you're expected to carry your helmet at all times.

It's my perception, that back-up QBs either have their helmets on, or a headset on.

& when you see the starting QB slow to get up.......

WTF are you doing if you aren't looking for your helmet?

NitroGSXR
12-13-2010, 09:44 AM
Not a big deal at all.

This isn't high school where you're expected to carry your helmet at all times.

We were not allowed to even remove our helmets at any time during a game or practice. We were expected to wear them at all times. Texas summers FTW!

DexmanC
12-13-2010, 11:00 AM
Orlovsky's helmet is kept separate from the rest of the team's, due
to the transmitter quarterbacks wear. He wasn't aware of that, and
no one reminded him of it in time.

Mr. Texan
12-13-2010, 11:12 AM
there was this one chick at the concession stands who didn't put enough cheese on my nachos. she should def be fired. unacceptable.

Ole Miss Texan
12-13-2010, 11:47 AM
Orlovsky's helmet is kept separate from the rest of the team's, due
to the transmitter quarterbacks wear. He wasn't aware of that, and
no one reminded him of it in time.

That's the biggest concern for me. If we were driving to score or comeback at the end of the game, wearing a TE helmet could have been detrimental. You don't want to add any more variables than you have to, and using a time out to find the helmet would suck.

Speedy
12-13-2010, 11:49 AM
The backup has a speaker in his helmet too, right? DanO doesn't listen in on the play calling to keep up with the flow of the game in case he does have to go in?* I mean, he still has a job to do even though he doesn't get on the field, right? He's not supposed to just hit the sidelines on Sundays and take in the atmosphere until his number's called.

(*Disclaimer - Considering the play calling sometimes, I could understand why he's not listening)

That said, I certainly have no idea what they do on the sidelines, how they keep into the game or any of that. But if you are always, ALWAYS one play away from going in, I think I'd at least know where my helmet was. You know, the one with the speaker in it.

Texan_Bill
12-13-2010, 11:53 AM
there was this one chick at the concession stands who didn't put enough cheese on my nachos. she should def be fired. unacceptable.

That is total BS!! She should've been fired on the spot!!

ChampionTexan
12-13-2010, 11:56 AM
there was this one chick at the concession stands who didn't put enough cheese on my nachos. she should def be fired. unacceptable.

That is total BS!! She should've been fired on the spot!!

Calm down Bill - it's not a euphemism. He's actually talking about nachos!

TexCanada
12-13-2010, 11:59 AM
That is total BS!! She should've been fired on the spot!!

I hate it when I get a beer and the clerk looks at me and expects a tip. So, my response to them is, "Here's a tip for ya, charge less for beer!".

steelbtexan
12-13-2010, 11:59 AM
The girl at Cuervo Cantina should be fired for not making my drinks strong enough.

NitroGSXR
12-13-2010, 12:33 PM
I hate it when I get a beer and the clerk looks at me and expects a tip. So, my response to them is, "Here's a tip for ya, charge less for beer!".

They don't set the prices. I think you're punishing the wrong people.

I used to work for tips and dealing with responses like yours while I'm barely putting food in my kid's mouth... just makes my day.

b0ng
12-13-2010, 01:31 PM
Upon reading the first post my reaction was:

Who cares?

Remember all that stupid bullshit during the last offseason about how we are so boned because our QB2 is Dan Orlovsky or Matt Leinart?

Yeah, who cares.

TexCanada
12-13-2010, 01:38 PM
They don't set the prices. I think you're punishing the wrong people.

I used to work for tips and dealing with responses like yours while I'm barely putting food in my kid's mouth... just makes my day.

I was just kidding, I still usually give them some of the change. I still think tipping these people is ridiculous though. Why does pouring a beer deserve a tip when I don't get a tip at my grocery store job? This is probably a conversation for a different thread though so I don't derail this thread.

b0ng
12-13-2010, 01:40 PM
I was just kidding, I still usually give them some of the change. I still think tipping these people is ridiculous though. Why does pouring a beer deserve a tip when I don't get a tip at my grocery store job? This is probably a conversation for a different thread though so I don't derail this thread.

Do you tip your bartender? Serious question.

NitroGSXR
12-13-2010, 01:53 PM
I was just kidding, I still usually give them some of the change. I still think tipping these people is ridiculous though. Why does pouring a beer deserve a tip when I don't get a tip at my grocery store job? This is probably a conversation for a different thread though so I don't derail this thread.

I tip the guy who bags my groceries at HEB. You probably aren't smiling enough.

Bartenders generally do not earn an hourly wage. At most of the clubs that I worked, they earned $2.15 per hour plus tips.

TexCanada
12-13-2010, 01:53 PM
Do you tip your bartender? Serious question.

Yes. I would tip a bartender or a waitress or a chef or a pizza delivery man just like everybody else. However, we will tip the guy who pours the beer, but not the guy who grabs the hot dog or the nachos at 7-11.

TexCanada
12-13-2010, 01:57 PM
I tip the guy who bags my groceries at HEB. You probably aren't smiling enough.

Bartenders generally do not earn an hourly wage. At most of the clubs that I worked, they earned $2.15 per hour plus tips.

Haha ya, this is possible. I don't really expect a tip though, I'm just doing the job I was hired for.

Wouldn't working for $2.15 be illegal due to minimum wage laws?

NitroGSXR
12-13-2010, 01:59 PM
Haha ya, this is possible. I don't really expect a tip though, I'm just doing the job I was hired for.

Wouldn't working for $2.15 be illegal due to minimum wage laws?

No. Their salary is $2.15 PLUS tips. Not illegal at all.

TexCanada
12-13-2010, 02:14 PM
No. Their salary is $2.15 PLUS tips. Not illegal at all.

I think it works differently in Canada then. The minimum wage here is around $8.90 I think. We don't use the "plus tips" system as far as I know.

b0ng
12-13-2010, 02:27 PM
I think it works differently in Canada then. The minimum wage here is around $8.90 I think. We don't use the "plus tips" system as far as I know.

Neither does Europe. America likes to let businesses do it's workers as dirty as possible all the time.

Rey
12-13-2010, 02:28 PM
It's my perception, that back-up QBs either have their helmets on, or a headset on.

& when you see the starting QB slow to get up.......

WTF are you doing if you aren't looking for your helmet?

Matt Schaub gets up slow alot.

I don't think Dan-O should run and get his helmet every time Schaub is slow to get to his feet.