Atlanta Newspaper: Wrong QB Stays

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  1. Pip

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    Thought everyone might enjoy this from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution--the editorial claims the wronge QB was traded to the texans.

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/printedition/2007/03/25/sptbisher0325a.html


     
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  2. WaywardTexanFan

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    You beat me to the post. Very interesting read.
     
  3. keyfro

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    hey it's ok...there's a lot of people in the ATL that wish vick would have been sent packing and schaub was still there to be their guy...that's all fine and well with me
     
  4. Marcus

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    The most interesting quote I found was this....

    One of the platforms in Vick's defense is dropped passes. The Falcons traded a first-round draft choice for Peerless Price. A bummer. Then used first-round choices to draft Michael Jenkins and Roddy White, and still the passes keep falling. "You don't see any wide receivers trying to get to Atlanta," as beat writer Steve Wyche says.

    Now that I think of it, I don't see many FA receivers beating down Tennessee's doors, either.:stirpot:
     
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  5. MATRIX

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    Bet half the locker room in Atlanta feel the same.
     
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  6. Grid

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    dont read too much into this.

    I mean dont get me wrong, the Schaub trade was a great deal in my opinion, and I think its gonna pay dividends for us.

    BUT.. the backup QB is always the most popular guy on the team. If your team struggles just a liiiiiiiiitttllle bit.. people will be asking for the backup QB.

    You have seen it here every year.
     
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    I ain't seen Schaub do nothin' yet.
     
  8. Bronco Texan

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    I haven't seen Schaub do anything yet.
     


  9. Koolaid Time

    Koolaid Time Drink Up!

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    There is no way on God's Green Earth to move Vick with his contract.

    The only way out for the Falcons is if he gets injured and cannot perform. The way he takes off running, sooner or later someone will nail him.

    I was thinking the water bottle incident would have provided grounds to void the contract, but there wasn't any banned substance in the false bottom.
     
  10. TexansSeminole

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    No the only way out is the same way we did it. You cut him...that's your only choice if you do not want him on your team anymore.
     
  11. Koolaid Time

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    Well, the whole idea was to avoid eating the balance of the 70 million dollars on his contract. You can't trade Vick because no sane owner will assume his contract balance.
     
  12. FalconsFan

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    How can you believe this guy? He's older than dirt.
     
  13. FalconsFan

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    Oh, also, why would he say no receivers want to come here when Randy Moss wanted to come to Atlanta a couple of years ago? We signed Joe Horn, didn't we?
     
  14. afcman

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    That we know of. Wasn't there supposed to be video but somehow it went bye bye...... I don't buy the whole bling in the water bottle story.

    You think the day will come when atlanta says, "we paid WHAT? and got WHAT?" After years of behind kissin' it's finally time for Vick to put up or shut up. But he's already got the money in the bank.
     
  15. MATRIX

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    Al Davis might
     
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    Excellent point.

    Crazy Al does stuff that defies the imagination!
     
  17. JAXwithanX

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    Lol....yeah a rookie like Young should be compared to a guy who has been in the league six years like Vick on how well he can persuade veteran FAs (which Vick can't regardless, but he doesn't have an excuse....he even has a decent team to use). Yeah that sounds logical.............................................
     
  18. GNTLEWOLF

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    Your point is well taken. He looked good coming off the bench. That doesn't say anything about what he will and won't do as a starter. I am hopeful that he will be a good one. But the Truth is that we just don't yet know. The proof will be what happens when the season begins.
     
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    The proof will be what happens when the season ENDS!! Give him at least one year before Texan fans start assassinating him!!
     
  20. beerlover

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    I hope for all of you decent folks in the bullpen it does :)
     

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