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Old 08-10-2004   #13
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Default Re: Inside Joe Gibbs

No need to get offended. Simply an attempt to come back to the world of reality. Hasslebeck is number 3 on the depth chart for a reason, and using preseason success as a means of postulating the future is nearly as accurate as predicting who wins the Super Bowl in July. Numerous QBs have had great showings in the preseason only to bottom out the depth chart when the season begins. I believe Leaf had a pretty good preseason with the Chargers before bottoming out when the real games started. Chad Hutchinson had a good showing in the preseason the past couple years for the Cowboys, yet he's now released and looking for a job elsewhere. As for Tim Hasslebacks 0 QB rating against the Cowboys, I believe that there was one other QB in NFL history that accomplished that feat, but I'm not certain. As for the "good QB in a bad system" thing, here are the numbers of both QBs.

Tim Hassleback's Numbers with the Spurrier system.
2003 Washington Redskins 53.7% 1012yds 5.72YPA 5TD 7INT 63.6 QBRat

Patrick Ramsey's Numbers with the Surrier system.
2002 Washington Redskins 51.5% 1539yds 6.78YPA 9TD 8INT 71.8 QBRat
2003 Washington Redskins 53.1% 2166yds 6.43YPA 14TD 9INT 75.8 QBRat

Both are going into their third year, and the numbers are in favor of Ramsey who will probably end up backing up Brunell. Gibbs does need his QB to manage games, but giving up the ball isn't part of that. Keep in mind Hassleback started 5 games, and played in 7. As for Ramsey in 2003 he started in 11 games. Furthermore, I think no one knows Joe Gibbs better than Joe Gibbs himself, and there is a reason he stated that he'd let Ramsey and Brunell switch starts during the preseason to see who'd start the regular season as starting QB. Notice that he didn't mention Hassleback, and for good reason.
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