Backup Quarterback

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  1. Carr Bombed

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    umm......WTF?
     
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    Wtf is right.

    Can’t count how many times I’ve said that.
     
  4. Texecutioner

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    He sucks overall, but he's good backup material to me. He's the type that can have short stints of success and get into a rhythm at times. Backup QB's who can especially run and scramble for first downs usually end up being the ones that can come in cause problems for opposing defenses when they have to switch up. A pocket passer is easier to adjust to when he comes in, but a backup like Bortles or a Jeff Garcia type or Sage Rosenfels if you remember can cause all types of confusion in those short term situations where its a game or two or even for a few quarters. Kaepnernick was a ******* nightmare when he first came in for Alex Smith and teams had a horrible time figuring out where to make him uncomfortable. I used to like Tyler Thigpen as a backup as well.
     
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    I would take Bortles. If Hoyer, Fitz and Weeden can be qbs for the Texans, why not him?

    lol
     
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    I like Hunter as that deep threat. Kinda similar how the Steelers got production out of Bryant and Heward Bey
     
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    The Raiders just outright released QB, AJ McCarron. I think the Texans should sign him. I've like him from his time at Bama and think he would be a very good addition. I think he's far more affordable than Bortles and fits the QB2 role much better. Bortles may not wrap his mind around being relegated to a QB2 position which could lead to him being a cancer in the long run.
     
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  8. Toro Bravo

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    McCarron would be better than Weeden or Bortles. Perhaps Brent Musburger would become a Texan fan.

    I'm amazed that some don't think that QB2 is critical. What are the odds that Deshaun plays 100% of offensive snaps? Last year was the first season since 2012 that our starting QB played all 16 games. I love DW4 but with the way he plays and the state of our OL the odds are that we will need QB2 to win a couple of games. We need to sign one before all the decent backups are taken.
     
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    I used to hate the idea of RGIII being on a favorite team of mine because of his ego early in his career. That said, I find his attitude to have changed for the better. I think he is the perfect fit for our team as a back up. You never know he might be the next Nick Foles. If he got to play for a solid amount of games he could resurrect his career with another team somewhere the season after next.
     


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    I used to hate the idea of RGIII being on a favorite team of mine because of his ego early in his career. That said, I find his attitude to have changed for the better. I think he is the perfect fit for our team as a back up. You never know he might be the next Nick Foles. If he got to play for a solid amount of games he could resurrect his career somewhere the season after next.
     
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    His style of play would definitely be in keeping with that of Deshaun’s.
     
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    If they had a chance to sign a LT and didn't do it, and a shot at good DB's and didn't take advantage, why should they spend the $$ for a backup QB now? Weeden will do as a backup.
     
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    It's frustrating. You have to wonder what Gaine is thinking. You do realize that Weeden is a free agent and could be signed by another team.
    I would prefer RG3 or McCarron.
     
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    It's about improving the 53, and almost anyone is an improvement over Weed man, he's still a f/a for a reason in Mid-March
     
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    Well who knows who billy is eyeing

    wouldn't be surprised if he brings back mallet or brock
     
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    Weeden, McCarren, or RGIII could all work. RGIII would probably cause the least disruption to the normal game plan.
     
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    Tyrod Taylor would have been the perfect backup for this team. Instead Buttchin McGuin MUST HAVE his annual QB Statue in the fold.
     
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    You dont know this, unless you have an insider that says they never reached out?
     
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    AJ Mac. I love it!
     
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