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04-30-2011, 11:49 AM
Anyone think we look at a QB in 5th now we have two picks? We sure could use a decent backup we could depend on.

04-30-2011, 11:51 AM
Anyone think we look at a QB in 5th now we have two picks? We sure could use a decent backup we could depend on.

I would like to see it. Maybe not in the 5th, but at some point.

04-30-2011, 12:06 PM
I hate this get a QB every year mentality. Why would anyone we pick up in the 5th or beyond be a better backup? They would be a developmental QB at best, i.e. a 2-3 year project. Then next year people will be saying the same exact thing after the guy this year has "shown nothing" because duh he was a developmental pick.

04-30-2011, 12:12 PM
Anyone think we look at a QB in 5th now we have two picks? We sure could use a decent backup we could depend on.

Possibly. If one is good enough to where they think they can groom him, but if not why waste a pick on a QB just to do it?

Is Leniart still here??? I'd love to keep him as a backup if possible.

04-30-2011, 12:19 PM
Possibly. If one is good enough to where they think they can groom him, but if not why waste a pick on a QB just to do it?

Is Leniart still here??? I'd love to keep him as a backup if possible.

From Rotoworld:

Free agent Matt Leinart says that his time on the bench with the Texans last season restored his confidence."Houston helped me get my confidence back, being around great coaches and a great team," Leinart said, taking yet another shot at the Cardinals. "It has jumpstarted me this offseason. ... I am just waiting for the opportunity to go show it." Leinart is begging for a chance at a starting job in 2011, but won't get one after being unable to unseat Dan Orlovsky as Houston's No. 2 QB last year. The Texans did tender him as a restricted free agent. Apr 12, 10:03 AM

Mr teX
04-30-2011, 12:40 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing stanzi with 1 of those 5ths.

04-30-2011, 12:43 PM
Jerrod Johnson as Mr. Irrelevant = P

04-30-2011, 01:12 PM
Jerrod Johnson as Mr. Irrelevant = P

I think you have to be concerned about his shoulder. No performance on film after repair.

04-30-2011, 01:17 PM
What the hell happened with our high priced Kubiak picked back-up stud????
Did I miss something???

04-30-2011, 01:20 PM
I really don't care if we get a QB or not.

Would like to see some linemen...Maybe a speedy offensive skill player...

04-30-2011, 01:31 PM
9. Houston QB Dan Orlovsky
The Texans signed Orlovsky to a three-year, $9.15 million contract with $2.4 million guaranteed believing he could replace Rosenfels as Matt Schaub's backup. Orlovsky, though, is mired in the same third-string role as Rosenfels is in Minnesota. Orlovsky lost his second-string spot in the preseason to Rex Grossman (?!?) and hasn't won it back. We may now never know whether Orlovsky has learned where the back of the end zone is. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Found under "Most Overpaid NFL Players"
Who just had to have this guy??????
And you wonder why we are upset!!!!

04-30-2011, 01:44 PM
There's your QB. TJ Yates

04-30-2011, 01:51 PM
Anyone think we look at a QB in 5th now we have two picks? We sure could use a decent backup we could depend on.


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04/09/2011 - Bryn Renner was the star of North Carolina's spring game for the second year in a row. But this time was different. He wasn't just a backup flinging the football around the field trying to make a name for himself. "To be honest, I was a lot more nervous because I was running with the" starters, Renner said. Renner, who is replacing four-year starter T.J. Yates at quarterback, completed 9 of 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. His 43-yard touchdown strike to Erik Highsmith was the major highlight of the day. The Tar Heels opted against a traditional spring game, instead playing a controlled scrimmage that lasted about 45 minutes on an overcast afternoon. No score was kept in front of a crowd of about 15,500 people. It was a stark contrast from last year's spring game, which took place in front of a crowd of 29,500 and was televised on ESPN. Renner passed for 184 yards and a score in that contest. He was just as sharp and just as excited this time. North Carolina coach Butch Davis described his new quarterback as "gregarious, passionate, hyper, high-strung." "That can be contagious," Davis said. "That's infectious. Everybody is like, 'Man, this guy is geeked up. He's ready to go.' So they want to play to the same level that he does. He's just got to realize that there are a lot of things that he's not ready to do yet, but he will if he'll keep working." Renner agreed. He cited his pre-snap reads and adjustments as areas he wanted to improve in the aftermath of the scrimmage. Renner also is looking for some comfort in his new role that will make him more like Yates, who had a knack for staying calm under pressure. "It's definitely something I need to control," Renner said. "I have a lot of energy. Sometimes it's kind of like nervous energy, but then other times it's like I'm just really excited to be out here and be a Carolina Tar Heel. I just have to channel it." - AP Sports

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Despite starting the previous three seasons, Yates entered his senior campaign fighting with Bryan Renner for playing time. Not only did Yates win the job, he earned Honorable Mention All-ACC honors as one of the more improved quarterbacks in the country.

His maturity and mental toughness throughout a season most Tar Heel fans would rather forget is sure to impress NFL teams. For Yates to earn a shot in the NFL, teams will have to be impressed with his intangibles, because his lack of ideal arm strength and accuracy makes him tough to grade as anything more than a late-round consideration.

Positives: Cerebral quarterback who does the little things well. Extends his arm and carries out the play-action fake well. Possesses enough mobility and pocket sense to feel the pressure coming, step up to avoid it and buy extra time for his receivers to separate. Understands the offense. Shows the confidence and recognition to move defenders with his eyes and make his progressive reads. Good accuracy in the short to intermediate zones. Consistently throws his receivers open on underneath routes. Not a legitimate scrambling threat, but will take what the defense gives him. Has made steady gains throughout his career. Emerged as the unquestioned leader of this team amid plenty of off-field turmoil.

Negatives: Might be maxed out. Doesn't possess the size, athleticism or arm strength most teams are looking for in a developmental prospect. Only average arm strength and accuracy outside of the hashes.

2010 Season
Yates established 37 school records at North Carolina, including career passing yards, single-season passing yards and single-season total offense. Yates led the Tar Heels to an 8-5 mark in 2010, including a 30-27 double-overtime win over Tennessee in the Music City Bowl … Yates started 44 career games at UNC and was a 2010 honorable-mention All-ACC selection. As a senior, he completed 282 of 422 attempts (66.8 pct.) for 3,418 yards and 19 touchdowns, and was second in the ACC in pass efficiency and yards per game. He became the first Tar Heel in school history to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season.

2009 Season
Third year as the Tar Heels' starting quarterback … Ranks among Carolina's career top two in passing yards (5,959), touchdowns (39), completions (513), attempts (855) and completion percentage (60.0) … Finished the season with 2,136 yards and 14 touchdowns on 214-for-355 passing … The 2,136 yards ranks eighth all-time on UNC's single-season list … Completed 19 of 32 attempts vs. Pitt in the Meineke Car Care Bowl with two touchdowns and one interception … Connected with Greg Little on scoring passes of 15 yards in the first quarter and 14 yards in the third quarter … Threw for a season-best 280 yards and two touchdowns on 13 of 19 passing at NC State … Both TD passes (35, 70 yards) versus the Wolfpack went to Jheranie Boyd … The 70-yarder was the Tar Heels' longest passing play of the season … Matched a season high by completing 23 of 34 passes for 182 yards and three interceptions at Boston College … Posted biggest passing day since the East Carolina win with 213 yards on 17-for-31 passing against Miami … Had a 29-yard TD strike to Greg Little and did not throw an interception against the Hurricanes … Went 16-for-28 for 119 yards in the win over Duke … Became just the second Tar Heel to surpass 5,000 career passing yards in the win over the Blue Devils.

Threw for two touchdowns for the first time since the East Carolina win and was 18-for-28 for 131 yards passing in the win at Virginia Tech … Connected on TD passes of 13 yards to Jheranie Boyd and 15 yards to Greg Little versus the Hokies … Scored through the air and on the ground versus Florida State … Went 12-for-25 for 64 yards versus Florida State … Recorded fourth career rushing TD run with a 10-yard run in the third quarter and added a 13-yard passing score to Ed Barham in the first quarter against the Seminoles … Was an efficient 14-for-20 for 118 yards and no interceptions against Georgia Southern … Went 20-for-36 for 135 yards and two interceptions against Virginia … Was 11-for-26 for 137 yards and a 40-yard touchdown at Georgia Tech … Went 19-for-24 for 227 yards and two scores against East Carolina … The 79.2 completion percentage marked a career best … Threw TD passes of 16 yards (to Erik Highsmith) and 59 yards (to Jheranie Boyd) against the Pirates … Became just the fifth Tar Heel to pass for 4,000 career yards with 233 yards at Connecticut … Was 23-for-32 with a touchdown and two interceptions against the Huskies … The 233 yards marked his most passing yards since the 2007 Georgia Tech game … Engineered two lengthy fourth-quarter scoring drives to tie the game in the fourth quarter … Went 9-for-20 for 114 yards with two touchdowns versus The Citadel … Tossed TD passes of 18 yards (to Johnny White) and 21 yards (to Greg Little) against the Bulldogs.

2008 Season
Played in seven games and started six … Suffered a non-displaced fracture to his left ankle against Virginia Tech and missed the next five games … Returned to the starting line-up against NC State and started the final regular season game at Duke and the bowl game vs. West Virginia … Passed for 1,168 yards and 11 touchdowns to just four interceptions on the season … Completed 60 percent (81-135) of his passes … In just 19 career games, ranks sixth in career passing yards (3,823) and tied for seventh in career touchdown passes (25) at Carolina … Was leading the ACC and 12th nationally in passing efficiency through three games … Completed 15 of 25 attempts for 211 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against West Virginia in the Meineke Car Care Bowl … Both touchdowns (73 yards and 25 yards) were to Hakeem Nicks … Matched a career-best with three touchdowns on 15-for-19 passing in the win at Duke … Threw for 190 yards in the victory over the Blue Devils … Touchdowns went to Shaun Draughn, Hakeem Nicks and Richard Quinn … Went 10-for-22 for 116 yards and an interception against NC State.

Saw first action since Sept. 20 on the final series of the win over No. 20 Georgia Tech … Completed one of three passes for 28 yards against the Yellow Jackets … Hooked up with Hakeem Nicks on a 28-yard completion to give Nicks the UNC career receiving yardage mark … Before leaving with an ankle injury, was 11-for-18 with 181 yards and a TD against Virginia Tech … Went 14-for-22 for 221 yards and three scores at Rutgers … Long play against the Scarlet Knights was a 69-yard TD pass to Brandon Tate … Was 10-for13 over the final three quarters at Rutgers … Passed for 221 yards on 15-for-26 passing against McNeese State … Had a pair of TD passes and one interception against the Cowboys … Long play in the opener was a 71-yarder to Hakeem Nicks.

2007 Season
Passed for a UNC single-season record 2,655 yards and 14 touchdowns … Completed 218 of 365 passes for a 59.7 completion percentage … Finished third in the ACC with 221.2 passing yards per game and eighth with a 123.62 efficiency rating … Ranks fourth all-time among ACC rookie quarterbacks in passing yardage … Also rushed for two scores … Surpassed Darian Durant to set UNC freshman records for completions and passing yards against Wake Forest … Ranked second among UNC?rookies behind Darian Durant with 14 TDs passing … Set UNC freshman records for passing yards, completions and attempts … Has two of the top-10 passing yardage games in school history (ECU, UVA) … Joins Durant and Chris Keldorf as the only Tar Heel quarterbacks with two of the top 10 yardage games in school history … Three-game totals of 901 passing yards and nine touchdowns were tops in UNC history … Went 11 for 24 for 75 yards and a touchdown (9 yards to Brandon Tate) in the win over Duke … Passed for 283 yards and went 21 for 35 with a touchdown (14 yards to Hakeem Nicks) and no interceptions at Georgia Tech … Went 22 for 42 for 241 yards and two interceptions at NC State … Threw for 149 yards and a touchdown (30 yards to Hakeem Nicks) in the win over Maryland … Completed 26 of 33 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown at Wake Forest … TD came on an 11-yard pass to Bobby Rome … Passed for 285 yards on a 22 of 42 effort against South Carolina.

Threw for one score (18 yards to Greg Little) and ran for another (3-yard keeper) against the Gamecocks … Went 15 for 23 for 208 yards and no interceptions in the win over Miami … Also scored his first career rushing TD on a 1-yard keeper … Threw for 182 yards on 16 of 25 passing at Virginia Tech … Was 11 for 27 for a career-low 85 yards with a career-high four interceptions at USF … Went 25 for 38 for 339 yards and three scores against Virginia en route to ACC Rookie of the Week honors … The 339 yards marked the ninth-best single-game total in school history … Threw TDs of 2 (Quinn), 4 (Nicks) and 53 yards (Nicks) against the Cavaliers … Threw for a career-high 344 yards versus East Carolina, completing 20 of 32 passes with three touchdowns … Ranked as the first 300-yard passing game for a Tar Heel since Matt Baker had 335 yards against Maryland in 2005 … The 344 passing yards is the seventh-highest single-game total in school history and the second-highest by a freshman (behind Darian Durant's 361 vs. Wake Forest in 2001) … Threw TDs of 37 (Nicks), 39 (Tate) and 51 yards (Tate) against the Pirates … Completed 13 of 18 (.722) for 218 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, in Carolina's 37-14 victory over James Madison … Tossed a 65-yard touchdown pass on the first pass of his college career to Brooks Foster … Also threw touchdown passes of 28 yards (Tate) and eight (Foster) yards … Honored as ACC Rookie of the Week for his showing against the Dukes.

Injury Report
2008: Missed five games with a fractured left ankle.

High School
Completed 160 of 289 passes (57 percent) for 2,305 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, his only year on the football team … Also rushed for 292 yards and seven scores … Also punted 34 times for 1,237 yards (36.8 avg.) with a long of 68 … Named first-team all-region and the Cobb County Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year … Earned Atlanta Metro First-Team All-Area honors … Ranked the No. 60 player in Georgia by SuperPrep … Coached by Bob Swank … Also played basketball and averaged 18 points, six rebounds and six assists at small forward.

Son of Carol and John Yates … Born Taylor Jonathan Yates on May 28, 1987 … Communications major … Most recently read "Call of the Wild" by Jack London … Favorite TV show is "House" … Likes to play golf on his off days … Favorite website is YouTube.com … Favorite NFL team is the Indianapolis Colts … Would most like to appear in "The Amazing Race" and would run it with teammate Ryan Taylor … Has a tattoo of "Y+III," which both his brothers also have … Favorite cartoon character is Foghorn Leghorn … Started playing football at the age of 4 … Followed the Indianapolis Colts as a kid because he grew up in Indianapolis … Favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill is Sutton's Drugstore.

Passing Stats
2007-08 North Carolina 12 365 218 2655 18 14 36 123.6
2008-09 North Carolina 7 135 81 1168 4 11 13 153.6
2009-10 North Carolina 13 355 214 2136 15 14 24 115.4
2010-11 North Carolina 13 422 282 3418 9 19 37 145.5
TOTAL 45 1277 795 9377 46 58 110 131.7
2007-08 North Carolina 12 73 -123 2
2008-09 North Carolina 7 24 -67 1
2009-10 North Carolina 13 44 -66 1
2010-11 North Carolina 13 79 -77 3
TOTAL 45 220 -333 7
2007-08 North Carolina 12 7 1
2008-09 North Carolina 7 2 0
2009-10 North Carolina 13 3 0
2010-11 North Carolina 13 5 2
TOTAL 45 17 3
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04-30-2011, 01:51 PM

04-30-2011, 01:56 PM
I hate this get a QB every year mentality. Why would anyone we pick up in the 5th or beyond be a better backup? They would be a developmental QB at best, i.e. a 2-3 year project. Then next year people will be saying the same exact thing after the guy this year has "shown nothing" because duh he was a developmental pick.Because we have yet to have a decent backup. Sage was the best and Grossman and Leinert remain just long enoughto get back on track.

04-30-2011, 01:58 PM
Trent Dilfer is PUMPED about him. Called him a sleeper he would love to train.

04-30-2011, 01:58 PM
We espn LOVED him I'll admit his release is pretty amazing

04-30-2011, 01:59 PM
maybe the Texans will draft QB, QB in the 7th to seal the deal :worldpeace:

04-30-2011, 02:04 PM
Quick, make a NT thread and a FS thread. You got your CB and QB

04-30-2011, 02:07 PM
Quick, make a NT thread and a FS thread. You got your CB and QB

I think Powe is still there and Deunta Williams. How about that. I like Nathan Enderle as you & BL know and he could be in 7th.

04-30-2011, 02:14 PM
I think Powe is still there and Deunta Williams. How about that. I like Nathan Enderle as you & BL know and he could be in 7th.enderle to Bears. I'll lose Powe also.