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Re: Schaub is the Rodney Dangerfield Of QBs He Gets No Respect!
Originally Posted by Mr teX
You're looking at exceptions...The rule however is teams more often than not fail in epic fashion when they go searching for that franchise guy to take them to the next level.....& save for the Bradys, Wilsons and Kapernicks, the overwhelming majority of guys considered to be great franchise altering qbs, almost always come in the 1st round....between picks 1-15..the area in the draft where we weren't this year and even if we were, you could argue we may have needed to address other positions before qb.
But for fun lets go back over the last 2 or so seasons and see how many teams attempted to address the position with actual talent as you say and see how many actually came out on top:
Jaguars - Gabbert replacing Gerrard.....trash maybe not, he has not had anything solid in the OC or HC department since being there so may turn it around
Titans - Locker replacing Collins/Young.....trash ridiculous, Locker is worse than Young and Collins at the end of his career?
Colts - Luck replacing Orlovsky/Manning.....looks like the real deal...but they had to get inside the top 5 in the draft to get him
Arizona - Kolb replacing Warner.....trash Kolb never had a Oline in AZ
Minny - Ponder replacing jackson....jury's still out no it isnt, Ponder is better, just needs more game time
Redskins - RG3 replacing Grossman/Beck...see the colts explanation
Chiefs - Cassel replacing Thigpen/Croyle/Quinn...Garbage, garbage and more garbage
Jets, Bills, Raiders and the Browns.....literally 1 disaster after another. Raiders had Palmer who is better IMO and certainly no worse than Matt. In fact their new MATT may very well be better than ours this season.
you can go on and on with at least a couple more teams and pretty soon you'd be at about 1/2 - 3/4 of the league.
It's not about redemption with Schaub; most of you guys have to know deep down that he's a good qb...the best we have on the roster. Plus he wasn't solely the reason we went south towards the end of the season last year. That was a total team fail