A Texans-Sized Laugh

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  1. Spled

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    This year we got to follow, with excitement, the David Carr saga. Let’s summarize it for a moment:

    David Carr is an extremely talented quarterback who has been surrounded by some of the most god-awful non-talents in the league. He's had one receiver. He's had no healthy running back. He's had a miserable offensive line.

    But somehow—somehow—he's managed to put up very solid numbers.

    His QB rating was a rock-solid 82.1 in 2006. That put him at number 15 in the league, or slightly above average. He also completed a phenomenal 68 percent of his passes—the very best in the NFL. Number one. Number fricken ONE. Better than Peyton Manning. Better than Tony Romo. Numero Uno.

    http://www.bleacherreport.com/nfl/nfl%11editorspicks/a-texans%11sized-laugh:-did-houston-really-just-release-david-carr?-200703241111/
     
  2. Houston_Fanatic

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    He is no longer on my team. I wish him well wherever he lands.
     
  3. thunderkyss

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    And we couldn't secure a 5th round pick from the teams that released Aaron Brooks, or Joey Harrington. We couldn't get anything from teams starting J.P. Losman, Alex Smith, or Rex Grossman.

    Maybe... Just maybe those numbers don't mean what you think they mean.
     
  4. freedoggy77

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    most of those completed passes were VERY short, like 3-7 yards
     
  5. Line_Producer

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    Ah yes, and this directly contributed to our winning record. As much as I appreciate your effort to put a silver lining on David Carr, he not something that we have to candycoat anymore.
     
  6. TopTexanFan16

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    as much as i disagree with the poster of this thread i also disagree with you. at the same time he did have very solid numbers those teams werent goinna give us crap cause they knew we would release him sooner or later. its smart business to not trade for him. just puttin it out there.
     
  7. thunderkyss

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    When the situation was 3rd & 12, and the defense was sitting on the first down marker.
     
  8. Pantherstang84

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    Excellent point.
     
  9. TwinSisters

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  10. DocBar

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    DC never had the best talent around him, but it's hard to miss from 3 yds. and why don't you look at his yards per attempt/yards per comp.; YAC; TD /INT ratio; fumbles per touch ratio; sacks per pass attempt(not all his fault); etc...FWIW, it's now been longer since Carr's been released than the time difference between Schaub being aquired and Carr being released. Either teams weren't THAAT interested or Carr isn't that interested. It could go either way. Comparing Carr's #'s to Manninng & Brady? That would be 4 SB's to none and Romo has playoff experience(even though it ended badly) Carr only wished he had in a LOT fewer years. That sounds as dumb as me mentioning Gaffney and Foreman in other posts.
     
  11. thunderkyss

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    If I'm Oakland, Mississippi, Washington, Miami, Kansas City or any other team looking for a true starter at the QB position, I'd much rather trade for a player, than wait for him to enter FA, especially with the goofy FA contracts we've been seeing this year.

    If I'm looking for a starting QB, $5 million/year would be the price range I'm looking to spend. That's what Garcia signed for, that's what Brad Johnson signed for. David being much younger, if he were that caliber of player, it would be a steal to be able to sign him, and just pick up his contract(the Texans have already payed his signing bonus).

    The only way I'd let him get to free agency, is if I don't think he's a starting QB, and don't want to pay him $5.75million in '07, and $6million in '08.
     
  12. TexanSam

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    That article was dumb.
     
  13. TexaninDenver

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    I wholeheartedly agree. He should go to Mississippi's NFL team.:stirpot: :marionaner: :doot:
     
  14. MATRIX

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    I have a feling he will be headed in an unlikely direction, not far from here.

    Atlanta

    They need a back up, and mabe with that line and 1yr, they tire of Vick(as they shold of longago) and insert a new Carr who knows he won't bekilled every 3rd snap.

    Thats my opinion,but it is logical.
     
  15. STEEL BLUE TEXANS

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    I think LaDanian Tomlinson threw as many TDs as Carr did the last 10 games.
     
  16. The Pencil Neck

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    They've signed Chris Redman as a backup QB.

    So...

    People can complain about our Bronco and Packer cast-offs but in Atlanta, Petrino is gathering up a bunch of his old Louisville players. I don't think that's going to work out as well.

    But.

    I could be wrong.
     
  17. JAXwithanX

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    Lol. That was pretty good.
     
  18. Spike

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    Man, you are right. The market is hot for Carr right now. The Texans are idiots.
     
  19. Ole Miss Texan

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    much of carr's stats are inflated because of 'what plays were run in certain situations'. lots of short routes for easy completion and quick to get off..not a lot of 5-7 step drops...he had to get it out in 2 seconds. some of his stats were during garbage time when the defense was playing prevent D and let carr have easy 5 yard gains.

    i think a VERY big part of why we didn't trade carr was his salary. other teams were not willing to take a risk in having Carr as their starter for $6 million a year.
     
  20. Ole Miss Texan

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    much of carr's stats are inflated because of 'what plays were run in certain situations'. lots of short routes for easy completion and quick to get off..not a lot of 5-7 step drops...he had to get it out in 2 seconds. some of his stats were during garbage time when the defense was playing prevent D and let carr have easy 5 yard gains.

    i think a VERY big part of why we didn't trade carr was his salary. other teams were not willing to take a risk in having Carr as their starter for $6 million a year.
     

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