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Texansbacker
05-20-2005, 09:54 PM
The USA Today has a story on Bills quarterback JP Losman. They are pretty high on this guy in Buffalo and here is what Sam Wyche had to say from the article:

Losman, who appeared in four games last season, completing three of five passes, has been preparing for his first season as a starter since the first week of February, watching tape, lifting, running and throwing six days a week under the watch of quarterbacks coach Sam Wyche.

"J.P. reminds you of a cross between a Jim Kelly and a Brett Favre, stylewise," Wyche says. "I'm not saying he's going to be as good as those guys. But that's the style. He's a rugged quarterback with a strong arm. He's like a linebacker. He throws well on the run, but I expect him to be a pocket passer.

"I'm glad we got him."
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http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/bills/2005-05-18-losman-sw-cover_x.htm

I really hope Carr breaks out this year and quits worrying about his hair and throwning his helmet on the ground looking like John McEnroe throwing his tennisracket. When Carr removes his helmet and the first thing he does is push his hair behind his ear it does not scream Brett Farve or Jim Kelly?

Which quarterback of the past or present would you compare Carr?

To me, he seemed like the perfect guy coming in as a solid family man wearing a piece of tape in lieu of his wedding ring; and then during his first year he took a record setting beating starting all 16 games. Since that time I have given him the benefit of the doubt since our o-line has been dreadful but he has seemed like a different guy. Hope that guy who showed up against the Cowboys in the inaugural season throwing a bomb and a touchdown to kick things off.

That is the guy I want to see.

Not the pretty boy worried about breaking a nail or messing up his hair.

Perhaps a little too harsh but none-the-less.

pskinny
05-20-2005, 10:03 PM
Carr is one tough dude. Constantly peeling himself up off the turf. He may look like a pretty boy, but he plays hard. Give him a break.

Blake
05-20-2005, 11:24 PM
Of course he is going to pump up Losman. His franchise spent big bucks, and picks, to get him. Sounds like he is over hyping him. I think he will be a good QB. But cmon, a mix of Brett and Jim style? That is still saying alot.

BuffSoldier
05-20-2005, 11:50 PM
If the Mrs says the hair stays then by gosh THE HAIR STAYS.

royce1054
05-21-2005, 06:40 AM
It sounds like in the article that the writer clearly liked Losman more than Carr. It didnt sound like he wanted to say anything good about carr or carr's career. I bet Losman doesnt even have all that good of a rookie season

Lucky
05-21-2005, 08:07 AM
It sounds like in the article that the writer clearly liked Losman more than Carr. It didnt sound like he wanted to say anything good about carr or carr's career.
It's an article about Losman. The writer never even mentions Carr, much less says anything good or bad.

wags
05-21-2005, 08:13 AM
I bet Losman doesnt even have all that good of a rookie season

You only get one rookie season and his is over.

royce1054
05-21-2005, 08:33 AM
i didnt know that... it was someone else writting it... i didnt notice it until now.... Rookie season i mean as a started. He might have 1 year of sitting on the bench but this is his first season starting. He has what 5 attempts i read in an article... I dont know that i would be inclined to think he will have that great of a season this year.

infantrycak
05-21-2005, 09:38 AM
I really hope Carr breaks out this year and quits worrying about his hair and throwning his helmet on the ground looking like John McEnroe throwing his tennisracket. When Carr removes his helmet and the first thing he does is push his hair behind his ear it does not scream Brett Farve or Jim Kelly?

JMO but seems like the person with the hair problem is you not him. Are we really judging athletes' potential by hairstyle choices now? I mean I think fros look stupid. Guess someone needs to tell Randy Moss he doesn't have any potential as a WR--and yes he spends far more time jacking with his hair than Carr.

Wolf
05-21-2005, 09:45 AM
JMO but seems like the person with the hair problem is you not him. Are we really judging athletes' potential by hairstyle choices now? I mean I think fros look stupid. Guess someone needs to tell Randy Moss he doesn't have any potential as a WR--and yes he spends far more time jacking with his hair than Carr.

not a fro but .. johnny Damon with the Bosox... that hair really distracts a pitcher :bomb:

seriously though. i have no problem with Carrs hair.. and him slaming the helmet down. yes i hate it but I was hoping it was like a technical foul in basketeball ..to get the team fired up.. If I recall Carr was taking one of his usual beatings that day and the late hit that wasn't callled (I believe that is why he threw his helmet down) was icing on the cake, plus I really hate the nonchallant way our linemen handle themselves during the game when it comes to hits to carr.. I am not saying they need to start fights with the opponents but just have some self pride in protecting carr (I am sure they do,but they dont' show it)

Carr Bombed
05-21-2005, 09:48 AM
The USA Today has a story on Bills quarterback JP Losman. They are pretty high on this guy in Buffalo and here is what Sam Wyche had to say from the article:

Losman, who appeared in four games last season, completing three of five passes, has been preparing for his first season as a starter since the first week of February, watching tape, lifting, running and throwing six days a week under the watch of quarterbacks coach Sam Wyche.

"J.P. reminds you of a cross between a Jim Kelly and a Brett Favre, stylewise," Wyche says. "I'm not saying he's going to be as good as those guys. But that's the style. He's a rugged quarterback with a strong arm. He's like a linebacker. He throws well on the run, but I expect him to be a pocket passer.

"I'm glad we got him."
End Quote
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/bills/2005-05-18-losman-sw-cover_x.htm

I really hope Carr breaks out this year and quits worrying about his hair and throwning his helmet on the ground looking like John McEnroe throwing his tennisracket. When Carr removes his helmet and the first thing he does is push his hair behind his ear it does not scream Brett Farve or Jim Kelly?

Which quarterback of the past or present would you compare Carr?

To me, he seemed like the perfect guy coming in as a solid family man wearing a piece of tape in lieu of his wedding ring; and then during his first year he took a record setting beating starting all 16 games. Since that time I have given him the benefit of the doubt since our o-line has been dreadful but he has seemed like a different guy. Hope that guy who showed up against the Cowboys in the inaugural season throwing a bomb and a touchdown to kick things off.

That is the guy I want to see.

Not the pretty boy worried about breaking a nail or messing up his hair.

Perhaps a little too harsh but none-the-less.

I think if Carr was worried about breaking a nail he would of retired by now, he has been sacked 140 TIMES!

Texansbacker
05-21-2005, 09:58 AM
WOW.....thoose are some true statements :crazy: Pretty Boy!!! You have got to be kidding me! Why not have a little respect for the guy that threw for 3,500 yds and 16 TDs last season and has been smacked around for 3 seasons now(sacked 140 times). This is a guy from California not Mississippi, Carr has his own still and you cant say anything about his effort on and off the football field! Stupidist and most Disrespectfull statements I have seen on this board.

Bro! Take it easy on the BOLD and perhaps I was bit disrespectful but I am not being stupid, just making a point.

You mention that I should show some "respect" for Carr since he threw for 3,500 yards last year and 16 touchdowns!??! Now who is being stupid?! Vinny Testaverde threw for 3,500 yards and 17 touchdowns last year and you saw the respect the Cowboys gave him showing him the door! Is that who you are comparing Carr to? Vinnie T? I hope NOT!

Look, as a person Carr is a fine young man and as an athlete he has good feet and has a great arm. I truly hope this is the year he breaks out and fills expectations. And I am not sure what you meant by he is from California and not Mississippi unless you were trying to help make my point, which was in case you missed it, was that Carr needs to lose his preoccupation with his hair (which was TOTALLY self-created) and it would be nice to see him lose the tantrum/whiner attitude and lead like a General ala year one.

If the offensive line improves this year we should expect marked improvement.

Like Brett Farve numbers of 4,300 yards and 31 touchdowns and NOT Carr or Testaverde numbers of 3,500 yards and 16 or 17 touchdowns.

infantrycak
05-21-2005, 10:06 AM
You mention that I should show some "respect" for Carr since he threw for 3,500 yards last year and 16 touchdowns!??! Now who is being stupid?! Vinny Testaverde threw for 3,500 yards and 17 touchdowns last year and you saw the respect the Cowboys gave him showing him the door! Is that who you are comparing Carr to? Vinnie T? I hope NOT!

If the offensive line improves this year we should expect marked improvement.

Like Brett Farve numbers of 4,300 yards and 31 touchdowns and NOT Carr or Testaverde numbers of 3,500 yards and 16 or 17 touchdowns.

Testaverde got booted for the 20 INT's he threw not the 3500 passing yards. 3500 yds is just fine if the O runs efficiently--for reference, playoff QBs with less last year--Hasselbeck, Brees, Pennington, Roethlisberger.

Only 3 QB's had more than 4300 yds last year and Brett Favre wasn't one of them--in fact Favre has only thrown for over 4300 yds once in 14 seasons and that was a decade ago. 3800 yds and more TD's is a reasonable goal for expectations on Carr.

Carr Bombed
05-21-2005, 10:10 AM
Bro! Take it easy on the BOLD and perhaps I was bit disrespectful but I am not being stupid, just making a point.

You mention that I should show some "respect" for Carr since he threw for 3,500 yards last year and 16 touchdowns!??! Now who is being stupid?! Vinny Testaverde threw for 3,500 yards and 17 touchdowns last year and you saw the respect the Cowboys gave him showing him the door! Is that who you are comparing Carr to? Vinnie T? I hope NOT!

Look, as a person Carr is a fine young man and as an athlete he has good feet and has a great arm. I truly hope this is the year he breaks out and fills expectations. And I am not sure what you meant by he is from California and not Mississippi unless you were trying to help make my point, which was in case you missed it, was that Carr needs to lose his preoccupation with his hair (which was TOTALLY self-created) and it would be nice to see him lose the tantrum/whiner attitude and lead like a General ala year one.
If the offensive line improves this year we should expect marked improvement.

Like Brett Farve numbers of 4,300 yards and 31 touchdowns and NOT Carr or Testaverde numbers of 3,500 yards and 16 or 17 touchdowns.

I'm sorry I thought he grew the hair out to motivate his team. Also Carr threw his helmet after 3 years of being pile drived into the ground. How about you stand behind that line, come on I bet you'll love it. I'm sure you'll be in a cheerful mood and never get frustrated.

Carr Bombed
05-21-2005, 10:15 AM
Bro! Take it easy on the BOLD and perhaps I was bit disrespectful but I am not being stupid, just making a point.

You mention that I should show some "respect" for Carr since he threw for 3,500 yards last year and 16 touchdowns!??! Now who is being stupid?! Vinny Testaverde threw for 3,500 yards and 17 touchdowns last year and you saw the respect the Cowboys gave him showing him the door! Is that who you are comparing Carr to? Vinnie T? I hope NOT!

Look, as a person Carr is a fine young man and as an athlete he has good feet and has a great arm. I truly hope this is the year he breaks out and fills expectations. And I am not sure what you meant by he is from California and not Mississippi unless you were trying to help make my point, which was in case you missed it, was that Carr needs to lose his preoccupation with his hair (which was TOTALLY self-created) and it would be nice to see him lose the tantrum/whiner attitude and lead like a General ala year one.

If the offensive line improves this year we should expect marked improvement.
Like Brett Farve numbers of 4,300 yards and 31 touchdowns and NOT Carr or Testaverde numbers of 3,500 yards and 16 or 17 touchdowns.

Oh okay everything ties into how the Oline will do, What does that have to do with Carr

Texansbacker
05-21-2005, 10:17 AM
JMO but seems like the person with the hair problem is you not him. Are we really judging athletes' potential by hairstyle choices now? I mean I think fros look stupid. Guess someone needs to tell Randy Moss he doesn't have any potential as a WR--and yes he spends far more time jacking with his hair than Carr.

Carr is the Quarterback and not a wide out ala TO, Joe Horn or Randy Moss. And no, I would not call any of them lacking any potential as a WR but I would not want them leading my team; so really that is an apples to oranges argument.

Texansbacker
05-21-2005, 10:22 AM
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Oh okay everything ties into how the Oline will do, What does that have to do with Carr

The o-line is the main reason reason we are not a successful offense IMO and a major reason Carr has not had time to succeed. If they improve he should have the opportunity to shine. We have a solid running game and a solid number one receiver in AJ, so it has to be the o-line. If the o-line improves so should Carr, his numbers, and the Texans offense.

Wolf
05-21-2005, 10:24 AM
hair thing is fickle. if the guy produces then who cares what his hair is..




Who could have imagined that seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, one of the grittiest players in baseball, would paint blond highlights in his spiky hair?

male athletes use hair as expression (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/2004-12-14-hair-cover_x.htm)

Wolf
05-21-2005, 10:25 AM
The o-line is the main reason reason we are not a successful offense IMO and a major reason Carr has not had time to succeed. If they improve he should have the opportunity to shine. We have a solid running game and a solid number one receiver in AJ, so it has to be the o-line. If the o-line improves so should Carr, his numbers, and the Texans offense.
agreed. they are the key
DD is solid and can run.. Oline has to give Carr time to throw to open things up

Carr Bombed
05-21-2005, 10:27 AM
The o-line is the main reason reason we are not a successful offense IMO and a major reason Carr has not had time to succeed. If they improve he should have the opportunity to shine. We have a solid running game and a solid number one receiver in AJ, so it has to be the o-line. If the o-line improves so should Carr, his numbers, and the Texans offense.

Okay so if all our and Carrs successes depend on the Oline, Why are you blaming Carr

TopTexanFan16
05-21-2005, 10:37 AM
Bro! Take it easy on the BOLD and perhaps I was bit disrespectful but I am not being stupid, just making a point.

You mention that I should show some "respect" for Carr since he threw for 3,500 yards last year and 16 touchdowns!??! Now who is being stupid?! Vinny Testaverde threw for 3,500 yards and 17 touchdowns last year and you saw the respect the Cowboys gave him showing him the door! Is that who you are comparing Carr to? Vinnie T? I hope NOT!

Look, as a person Carr is a fine young man and as an athlete he has good feet and has a great arm. I truly hope this is the year he breaks out and fills expectations. And I am not sure what you meant by he is from California and not Mississippi unless you were trying to help make my point, which was in case you missed it, was that Carr needs to lose his preoccupation with his hair (which was TOTALLY self-created) and it would be nice to see him lose the tantrum/whiner attitude and lead like a General ala year one.

If the offensive line improves this year we should expect marked improvement.

Like Brett Farve numbers of 4,300 yards and 31 touchdowns and NOT Carr or Testaverde numbers of 3,500 yards and 16 or 17 touchdowns.

Of the 140 times i've seen him sacked maybe twice have i see him throw a tantrum and get real angry. Now i think everyone is intitled to a little tantrum after taking such a beating. its like carr is the boss and his employess(o-line) dont do thier job and carr gets the blame the punishment. not only have i only seen him get made maybe twice but he gets up after every play and gets into the huddle and goes at it again. hes a true player that wants to win. and also! i know after every hard loss when he talks to the media he blames himself when most of the time it wasnt even him, he is a leader and he does act like one. and one more thing the hair i dont see the big deal he has long hair, so when he takes his helmet off he moves it outa his face, whats the big deal?

Texansbacker
05-21-2005, 10:40 AM
Testaverde got booted for the 20 INT's he threw not the 3500 passing yards. 3500 yds is just fine if the O runs efficiently--for reference, playoff QBs with less last year--Hasselbeck, Brees, Pennington, Roethlisberger.

Only 3 QB's had more than 4300 yds last year and Brett Favre wasn't one of them--in fact Favre has only thrown for over 4300 yds once in 14 seasons and that was a decade ago. 3800 yds and more TD's is a reasonable goal for expectations on Carr.


According to NFL.com, Farve stats were: 16 games, 540 attempts, 346 completions 64.1 4088 7.57 79 30 17 12/93 50 12 92.4

He also never threw for less than 20 touchdowns, twice (18 & 19 touchdowns) in his career, for a career average of 29 TD's per year for the Packers.

That all said, I really hope this is the year Carr breaks out and I will be his biggest fan. If he doesn't do it this year then I think the Texans will need to have some competition other than Tony Banks. Perhaps Ragone will be the answer but certainly not from what I have seen from him in the NFL. That is the beauty of it though, when you are pleasantly proved wrong and a dark horse comes out of nowhere, like Dominick Davis. That was exciting and had me pumped going into year 3 until he got hurt and had the brief bout with fumbleitis, both of which he seems to have recovered.

Leading to this year and the hopeful emergence of Carr, my problem with his hair preoccupation notwithstanding.

TopTexanFan16
05-21-2005, 10:49 AM
According to NFL.com, Farve stats were: 16 games, 540 attempts, 346 completions 64.1 4088 7.57 79 30 17 12/93 50 12 92.4

He also never threw for less than 20 touchdowns, twice (18 & 19 touchdowns) in his career, for a career average of 29 TD's per year for the Packers.

That all said, I really hope this is the year Carr breaks out and I will be his biggest fan. If he doesn't do it this year then I think the Texans will need to have some competition other than Tony Banks. Perhaps Ragone will be the answer but certainly not from what I have seen from him in the NFL. That is the beauty of it though, when you are pleasantly proved wrong and a dark horse comes out of nowhere, like Dominick Davis. That was exciting and had me pumped going into year 3 until he got hurt and had the brief bout with fumbleitis, both of which he seems to have recovered.


Leading to this year and the hopeful emergence of Carr, my problem with his hair preoccupation notwithstanding.


so you'll be a players biggest fan only when he has a good year in ur opinion? cause IMO carr has played well the past 3 years and amazing being behind his o-line and comin in to take control of an expansion team has leader written all over it. im already a huge fan i dont need stats to make me that. i need leadership which he has proven and the will to and potential to be great. your bashing carr way to hard IMO.

Texansbacker
05-21-2005, 10:55 AM
Okay so if all our and Carrs successes depend on the Oline, Why are you blaming Carr

I am not blaming Carr, I just felt he was a differnt player in year one, which is obvious I know, but I had hoped for more improvement in year three and certainly hope that year 4 is THE year.

I would like to see Carr cowboy up and grab the bull by the horns and lead the team to the playoffs chunking the rock to AJ.

But I am not going to sit around and blow sunshine that Carr has no blame. True he could use more protection and I hope he gets it; but he is not completely off the hook. I did see on occasion last year when Carr took off from the pocket prematurely to the outside only to be sacked for a larger loss instead of throwing it away or dumping it off (tight-end would help too).

Year four should be a watershed year and I hope it floweth freely.

El Tejano
05-21-2005, 10:58 AM
All I am going to say is look at the Minnesota game this past year, also look at how he performed in the freezing cold of Chicago, look at how he played against the Chiefs to be able to pull out the victory there, look at how he played against the Raiders and the Titans.

All these games were either come from behind victories or games where Carr took some hard blows and got right back up.

In my opinion, even though it was a loss, the Vikings game showed a glimpse of why we should expect great things from Carr in the future for the Texans.

Texansbacker
05-21-2005, 11:07 AM
All I am going to say is look at the Minnesota game this past year, also look at how he performed in the freezing cold of Chicago, look at how he played against the Chiefs to be able to pull out the victory there, look at how he played against the Raiders and the Titans.

All these games were either come from behind victories or games where Carr took some hard blows and got right back up.

In my opinion, even though it was a loss, the Vikings game showed a glimpse of why we should expect great things from Carr in the future for the Texans.


All right, that is cool, I will not bash our quarterback anymore, it was in bad taste anyway and thus sets in the frustration of the offseason.

Here is to hoping for a GREAT Season starting with a win at Buffalo!

THEFUTURE
05-21-2005, 01:51 PM
man im upset i missed the arguement in this thread, i do love those. im to lazy to go and look for the stats right now, but as far as my memory serves me, Carr had one of the best 4th quarter QB Ratings in the NFL... what does this show me, that he knows how to lead his team, and knows what he has to do in order to be a winner... and me being from California, personally resent any comments being made about Cali boys being pretty boys, and stuff like that, dont hate on us cuz were pretty.. we still get the job done... haha... seriously tho, how can anyone criticize Carr, no one in this league has had it as hard as he has his last 3 years, no one. and for him to have it that bad, and still produce the numbers he has produce, and for an expansion team no less, that didnt exactly have the weapons our first year, and only a few weapons our 2nd year... we finally in our 4th year have some stuff for David that he can work with. a TE will help, and me and my eternal optimism believe in BJ, but i think Rivers will be a decent pickup this season, and might become our starter, since he is the most rounded of the bunch... plus if you remember correctly, David through his helmet to the ground only after a late hit at his ankle, and through his helmet cuz he was mad at the refs for missing the call.... and for the hair thing, he likes it, his wife likes it.. yeah he messes with it, but would you rather have him leave it and have his hair in his eyes when he is playing? look at Steve Nash for Phoenix Suns, that guy messes with his hair a ton... he was an MVP, so to say the guys hair is what holding DC back is a joke

Vinny
05-21-2005, 03:25 PM
Which quarterback of the past or present would you compare Carr?Dan Pastorini and Carr were both highly touted California guys coming to teams with poor offensive lines. Both had good mobility and rocket arms. I've seen both their careers up close and they are probably the closest match I can think of.