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Old 04-22-2014   #1121
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Let's see... a guy that some people think is already one of the 32 best QBs in the league vs. two guys that are rookies who may never develop into one of the best 32 guys in the league. A guy that has worked with OB before and that OB knows vs. two guys OB has never worked with and has no idea if they'll be able to step up. A guy who has been in the QB room with Tom Brady for a few years vs. a couple of guys who haven't.



Yeah, you're right. Why would someone prefer Mallett over a couple of untested rookies?
Some think? Who thinks Mallett is one of the 32 best QB's in the league?

Untested? You mean Mallett is tested? Has Mallett ever "Stepped Up?"

Been in the QB room with Brady you say? Ever heard of Curtis Painter? He was in the QB Room with Manning.
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Some think? Who thinks Mallett is one of the 32 best QB's in the league?
There was recently an article that said that. Since I didn't remember who was being quoted, I didn't say. And frankly, I don't much care.

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Well. Yeah. You think OB didn't test him while he was coaching him? You think OB drafted him and then sent him down to the hot-tub and never quizzed him on the offense, never worked on his mechanics, never talked football with him? Really? If OB wants him and trades for him, then apparently OB thinks he stepped up during those coaching sessions. If not, maybe not.

Don't know. Frankly. Don't care.

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And you think that's a point? Well, heck, let's not give Aaron Rodgers or Steve Young a shot, then.

BUT. Before you get your panties in a wad.

I'm not arguing for it. I'm just telling you why some people both on this board and off of it would prefer Mallett over McCarron or Mettenberger at 2-1.

Personally, I don't like any of those options. But just because YOU or I don't like an option doesn't mean it has no merit and doesn't deserve some consideration. Just because you or I don't like an option doesn't mean anyone who suggests it has to be attacked as though they just short-changed your mother and sister for their sexual favors.

Jeez.
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There was recently an article that said that. Since I didn't remember who was being quoted, I didn't say. And frankly, I don't much care.



Well. Yeah. You think OB didn't test him while he was coaching him? You think OB drafted him and then sent him down to the hot-tub and never quizzed him on the offense, never worked on his mechanics, never talked football with him? Really? If OB wants him and trades for him, then apparently OB thinks he stepped up during those coaching sessions. If not, maybe not.

Don't know. Frankly. Don't care.


And you think that's a point? Well, heck, let's not give Aaron Rodgers or Steve Young a shot, then.

BUT. Before you get your panties in a wad.

I'm not arguing for it. I'm just telling you why some people both on this board and off of it would prefer Mallett over McCarron or Mettenberger at 2-1.

Personally, I don't like any of those options. But just because YOU or I don't like an option doesn't mean it has no merit and doesn't deserve some consideration. Just because you or I don't like an option doesn't mean anyone who suggests it has to be attacked as though they just short-changed your mother and sister for their sexual favors.

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There was recently an article that said that. Since I didn't remember who was being quoted, I didn't say. And frankly, I don't much care.
You cared enough to post this message.

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Well. Yeah. You think OB didn't test him while he was coaching him? You think OB drafted him and then sent him down to the hot-tub and never quizzed him on the offense, never worked on his mechanics, never talked football with him? Really? If OB wants him and trades for him, then apparently OB thinks he stepped up during those coaching sessions. If not, maybe not.

Don't know. Frankly. Don't care.
Test and quizzes are not playing, and they mean 0 when it comes to playing in the games. If you don't care, why such a lengthy response, or any response at all?


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And you think that's a point? Well, heck, let's not give Aaron Rodgers or Steve Young a shot, then.
Did you really just compare Aaron Rodgers and Steve Young to Ryan Mallett?

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BUT. Before you get your panties in a wad.

I'm not arguing for it. I'm just telling you why some people both on this board and off of it would prefer Mallett over McCarron or Mettenberger at 2-1.

Personally, I don't like any of those options. But just because YOU or I don't like an option doesn't mean it has no merit and doesn't deserve some consideration. Just because you or I don't like an option doesn't mean anyone who suggests it has to be attacked as though they just short-changed your mother and sister for their sexual favors.

Jeez.
Panties in a wad? Really? What are you 15?

I never attacked anyone. I asked you why so you would expand on why you thought that. There was no attack. just the word "why?" Your answer was less than sufficient, then you went on to insinuate my sister and mother are whores because I asked you why you believed what you did. That was real classy and really strengthened your argument regarding Mallett.

What your comments did however was highlight your inability to answer a simple question without resorting to adolescent insults about someone's family members. Good thing you have this message board to hide behind, because over the line comments like that can be a detriment to your health.
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Test and quizzes are not playing, and they mean 0 when it comes to playing in the games. If you don't care, why such a lengthy response, or any response at all?
How about the player a coach is familiar with is better than the one he isn't familiar with.
And by "better" I mean, with Mallett O'Brien has a known commodity. With a rookie, ANY rookie QB brought in this year, O'Brien has to start from zero. The rookie has to learn what "open" really means in the NFL vs. college. They have to learn what "NFL game speed" means vs. college game speed. The rookie is at a disadvantage with respect to knowledge of what O'Brien expects out of the QB position - reads, accuracy, timing, what adjustments are available and make sense given the defensive formation vs. his offensive personnel group.
One would think that a 3 year vet (3 years in the same, or very similar, offensive system) would have an advantage over a rookie; at least going into training camp.

Can the rookie overtake the vet? Sure, there's always that chance. In fact, a good coach drafts to build in that competition - not just at QB but everywhere. So if he (the rook) is smart enough, has enough drive, and has the physical tools, he can take the job from the vet; if not in year one, maybe year two. Walsh was a genius at that. Not even Joe Montana's job was secure.

And I expect no less from O'Brien. Note that he told Fitzpatrick he would have a fair shot to compete for the starting job. He (O'Brien) didn't hand it to him on a platter. Bringing in Mallett would up the ante even farther.
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You cared enough to post this message.
Not caring about who the "someone" is that thinks Ryan Mallet is in the top 32 QBs in the league and not caring about where that quote came from is not the same thing as responding to a post.

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Again, you're confusing caring about whether or not OB thinks Mallet is worth trading for with caring about whether or not I should respond to someone on a forum. Those are two totally different things.

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Yes. Why shouldn't I? Because Aaron Rodgers and Steve Young finally came off the bench and had great careers while the jury is still out on Mallett? I could compare Mallett to anyone from Mother Theresa to Tom Brady to Dan Orlovsky. That's why it's called a comparison. And the situations where Aaron Rodgers was sitting on the bench behind Brett Favre is similar to Ryan Mallett sitting on the bench behind Tom Brady and just as similar to Curtis Painter sitting behind Peyton Manning. Just because you don't like Mallett or don't think he's going to have a good career means nothing -- it's still a valid comparison.

Your point -- that no one should expect Mallett to be any good because Curtis Painter turned out to be no good -- is not valid. Your point was that backup quarterbacks can never be any good because Curtis Painter turned out to be no good. It's a fallacious argument.

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No. I'm older than you. And I'm getting sick and tired of seeing you making crappy posts that attack people who have different opinions than you do.

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I never attacked anyone. I asked you why so you would expand on why you thought that. There was no attack. just the word "why?"
No. That wasn't me. I just responded to your asking "why" I was not the original poster. I just expanded on why someone -- not me, but someone -- might prefer Mallett over Mettenberger/McCarron at 2-1.

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Your answer was less than sufficient, then you went on to insinuate my sister and mother are whores because I asked you why you believed what you did. That was real classy and really strengthened your argument regarding Mallett.
My answer was sufficient unless you were looking for an argument. Which it appears you are almost every time you log onto this forum.

And I never insinuated anything about your mother and sister. That was directed entirely at you and your puerile behavior on this forum.

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What your comments did however was highlight your inability to answer a simple question without resorting to adolescent insults about someone's family members. Good thing you have this message board to hide behind, because over the line comments like that can be a detriment to your health.
If you compare our posting histories, you'll find that I rarely engage in this kind of foolishness while you seem to get into with every post you make. If you want to see the guy hiding behind a message board, look in the freaking mirror.
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Test and quizzes are not playing, and they mean 0 when it comes to playing in the games.
Then why is the virtually universal opinion from GMs to HCs right on down to fans for QBs to sit on the bench for a while rather than starting immediately?

So specifically to your question, Mallett has done the time sitting in the NFL that most think would be a good idea for ANY of the rookie QBs.
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Some think? Who thinks Mallett is one of the 32 best QB's in the league?
Does it really matter?

If we do acquire Mallet, then OB has his reasons. But right now, there's little reason to believe it's even on the table.
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Does it really matter?

If we do acquire Mallet, then OB has his reasons. But right now, there's little reason to believe it's even on the table.
I don't believe the Mallett thingy is done yet. I believe that BOB will do a deal for Mallett, but at most compensation is 3-1.

Unless BOB has a directive to pick Manziel, which would come from McNair.
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Unless BOB has a directive to pick Manziel, which would come from McNair.
McNair is still in love with Keenum. If McNair were giving directives, I doubt we invest more than a 4th on a QB.
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I don't believe the Mallett thingy is done yet. I believe that BOB will do a deal for Mallett, but at most compensation is 3-1.

Unless BOB has a directive to pick Manziel, which would come from McNair.
I'd be seriously surprised if we get Mallett after having already signed Fitzpatrick. I think that if Mallett was a target -- or if Mallett was seriously available, which he may not be -- they would have gone with Yates and Keenum as the backups.

Not saying it's completely off the table, just that I'd be surprised at this point if it happens.
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I'd be seriously surprised if we get Mallett after having already signed Fitzpatrick. I think that if Mallett was a target -- or if Mallett was seriously available, which he may not be -- they would have gone with Yates and Keenum as the backups.

Not saying it's completely off the table, just that I'd be surprised at this point if it happens.
I don't understand the logic here. Yates and Keenum provide no veteran leadership to a young QB, any young QB. If you are planning on having any young QB via draft or trade or one from the roster it makes sense to bring in a vet. I hope Fitz starts a minimal number of games but he does have 77 games starting experience.
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Well, first time I've signed on in a bit, and I'm sure all points and then some have been touched up in this thread. So I'll just blindly and loudly yell out my opinion

Who would I like to see in 2014? Manziel. All this talk about Bortles frightens me. The dude simply doesn't impress me and strikes me as Blaine Gabbert 2k14. He can make some of the throws that are necessary of an NFL quarterback, but so can most kids in college when they aren't facing NFL-level competition. In my opinion most instances where I see positive movement of the chains on a Bortles play, it's because his receivers catch a 10-15 yard pass with no one around them and then turn on the jets for big gains, or his guys having to make some serious freak catches. If anything, I'd be very high on the receiving talent coming out of UCF. Not sure if that's anyone this year, but those dudes are impressive.

Bridgewater. I'd be okay with him, but not first overall. I think he'll be a solid NFL quarterback. I was initially really down on him, but compared to Bortles, Bridgewater is a no-brainer for me.

Manziel is my pick. Highest ceiling of any of them, and that's what we need to go for. There is no Andrew Luck or RGIII in this draft class. None of these quarterbacks are safe. Some might be safer than others, sure, but how much safer are we talking? We're big-time gambling with no matter who we take, so we may as well take the guy who can take over games and spark the offense from the moment he steps onto the field.

On a side note, it's great to see you still here, thunderkyss! However...

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If this happened during the draft, I would totally puke up my hot wings and then sulk for the rest of the off-season under a blanket of infinite depression. That would just strike me as getting another Schaub, and at a much worse price. I'd imagine Houston would be in such an uproar that I'd be able to hear it from an entire state over.
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If this happened during the draft, I would totally puke up my hot wings and then sulk for the rest of the off-season under a blanket of infinite depression. That would just strike me as getting another Schaub, and at a much worse price. I'd imagine Houston would be in such an uproar that I'd be able to hear it from an entire state over.
How is swapping 2nd rounders (TK's proposal) a worse price than straight up giving 2 2nd round picks?
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How is swapping 2nd rounders (TK's proposal) a worse price than straight up giving 2 2nd round picks?
Ah! I mis-read it. My mistake. I interpreted it as:
Patriots get: First overall pick
Texans get: Patroits 2nd round (62 overall) + Mallet.

But either way, my issue isn't so much trading down, as I'm open to do it with Bridgewater. My point is that going the Mallet route would be exactly what we've been saying for years now was our problem in the first place: go get a franchise quarterback and not some other team's trade bait.
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If we do acquire Mallet, then OB has his reasons. But right now, there's little reason to believe it's even on the table.
Might not be completely dead this year. Something contingent on prospect availability at 3-1 or 4-1 could still be possible...

If not this year, Mallett could certainly be OB's fallback plan for 2015 as a free agent if whatever we do now doesn't pan out.
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I don't understand the logic here. Yates and Keenum provide no veteran leadership to a young QB, any young QB. If you are planning on having any young QB via draft or trade or one from the roster it makes sense to bring in a vet. I hope Fitz starts a minimal number of games but he does have 77 games starting experience.
I don't consider Mallett a "young" QB anymore. He might not have game experience but I don't consider him someone who needs veteran starter presence. I don't consider TJ or Case guys who need a veteran starter around, either.

I look at it like this. We have two paths we could go. We're either going to get a rookie and develop him or we're going to get a guy with some experience to be our long term starter.

If we're going to draft a rookie who's going to be our eventual starter (either this year or next), then we want a stopgap, veteran QB who can fill in until that rookie is ready. Fitzpatrick is that kind of QB.

If we're going to trade for a guy to be our long term starter (Mallett) who has been in the league for a while, then we don't need a guy like Fitzpatrick, an on-the-edge, almost good enough to be a starter guy.

Now... they could look at it like you apparently do, that Mallett might need a safety net and in that case, they could get both. But for me, that's a sign that they don't really think Mallett is the guy. In that case, I wouldn't even go after him.
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But either way, my issue isn't so much trading down, as I'm open to do it with Bridgewater. My point is that going the Mallet route would be exactly what we've been saying for years now was our problem in the first place: go get a franchise quarterback and not some other team's trade bait.
First, I don't think there's a franchise QB in this draft. Several productive starter (Matt Schaub) types, but no franchise QBs.

Secondly, I still think the Matt Schaub trade was a good deal (I didn't at the time) but he had proven to be a better QB than any QB drafted between then (2007) & Russell Wilson (2012).
  • Flacco won a Super Bowl. He's been the best QB in the league in the post season, but I don't think he could have gotten our team to the play-offs to begin with.
  • Newton is probably my favorite QB in the league right now, but he's got a lot of growing, as a passer, to do.
  • Kaepernick another dynamic player, a game changer, but still has a lot of improving to do as a QB.
  • Luck the guy's got skills, but I think he's seriously under-performing his draft spot. Definitely not living up to the hype. A fine QB none the less. I just don't believe he's the franchise QB he was trumped up to be.
  • RG3 another kid with a bright future ahead of him, but have yet to have a season as good as Schaub's best.

Schaub gets knocked a lot because he couldn't make this team a winner sooner & his window burned out before the rest of our team's window opened up. If we could start over & put 2007 Schaub on this team, no doubt in my mind that we would be that "perennial" play-off team that we want to be.

So yeah, unlike most I believe repeating the Matt Schaub experience would be a good thing for this team right now. The fans might be upset on draft day, but once we start winning, they'll quietly wait for it all to blow up, while pimping the Houston Texans as the best team in the league.
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go get a franchise quarterback and not some other team's trade bait.
Okay, I'll play this game. Who? What franchise QB can we get this year? If you say Manziel, then you're going to lose all credibility with me. Manziel had Joeckel & Matthews (both highly considered future All-Pros in the NFL) blocking for him & he still wouldn't stay in the pocket. As one former player said, his muscle memory will take over & he'll take off running after the clock in his head goes off. It'll only take one or two times of him getting his clock cleaned by a 250lb block of steel called a linebacker before he faces the reality that he can't do that in the NFL. If you take away his running capabilities, then he becomes less effective than Bortles, Bridgewater & even Mallett.

The fact is, there are no franchise QB's in this year's draft & teams that have one aren't giving them away. So, I ask the question again, who is this franchise QB you think we can just "go get"?

I'm sorry if this came across as a little harsh, but I'm so sick & tired of hearing how Manziel walks on water or how all we have to do is go get a franchise QB.
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If we're going to trade for a guy to be our long term starter (Mallett) who has been in the league for a while, then we don't need a guy like Fitzpatrick, an on-the-edge, almost good enough to be a starter guy.

Now... they could look at it like you apparently do, that Mallett might need a safety net and in that case, they could get both. But for me, that's a sign that they don't really think Mallett is the guy. In that case, I wouldn't even go after him.
I think they're planning for the worst, hoping for the best. Fitzpatrick gives us the ability to put a competent QB on the field, regardless what happens from here on out. If we draft a QB in the first, if we draft a QB to start, if we make a trade for Mallet, or not.

Having Fitzpatrick here is no different than having Schaub come to a team with Sage & Sage was still our back up in 2008.

They can want Mallett all they want, but they'll have to get Belichick to give him up.
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