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Old 01-23-2006   #1
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Default *IF* The Texans draft Leinart or Young...

...who would you make the starter next season? Would you throw a guy like Vince Young immediately into the fire by making him the starter in week 1, or would you let him sit behind someone for a year or so?

And if you sit Leinart or Young, who should be be the placeholder? Would you keep Carr for a while? Or do you get rid of Carr and hire a veteran QB to lead the team until Leinart/Young is ready?

Personally, I would have the rookie QB sit out for a while, send off Carr, and get a veteran. Maybe Jon Kitna or Kerry Collins. I would say Kurt Warner, but I think the Cards might resign him. I fear if a new QB was started too soon, he'd get sacked too much and get his mechanics all messed up like Carr.
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...who would you make the starter next season? Would you throw a guy like Vince Young immediately into the fire by making him the starter in week 1, or would you let him sit behind someone for a year or so?

And if you sit Leinart or Young, who should be be the placeholder? Would you keep Carr for a while? Or do you get rid of Carr and hire a veteran QB to lead the team until Leinart/Young is ready?

Personally, I would have the rookie QB sit out for a while, send off Carr, and get a veteran. Maybe Jon Kitna or Kerry Collins. I would say Kurt Warner, but I think the Cards might resign him. I fear if a new QB was started too soon, he'd get sacked too much and get his mechanics all messed up like Carr.

Well, there are 2 schools of thought on this topic among NFL peeps. some believe you only learn by playing. Some believe a player needs to sit down and learn the game first.

Arguments and examples can be provided by both sides arguing the point.
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If its young you've GOT to sit him. He's a junior qb whose never been under center and had to drop back and read Defenses. There is a huge advantage to doing that in the ncaa but it wont work in the pros.

He needs a lot of time to develop and learn the pro game imo.
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If its young you've GOT to sit him. He's a junior qb whose never been under center and had to drop back and read Defenses. There is a huge advantage to doing that in the ncaa but it wont work in the pros.

He needs a lot of time to develop and learn the pro game imo.

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I would sit him too. I think he can read a defense just fine, but I honestly think that a lot of QBs really benefit from sitting back and studying instead of being thrust into a pressure situation right away and being expected to put it all on his shoulders. Carson Palmer sat out a year, and he did great for himself.

The other part I'm wondering is that if you do think he should sit out, then who do you make the starter next year?
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