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Avoid LLoyd1975
11-23-2005, 12:39 AM
Joey Harrington, Rex Grossman or David Carr.

Who would you go after as a backup to Ben next year. All three of these guys may be available due to their particular situations. Batch is getting old even if he is a backup and I think we all know where Maddox is going to end up.

Koopa
11-23-2005, 12:48 AM
carr is not a backup, it's not his fault managment sucks ass and doesn't get him a o-line......... rex grossman is a qb verson of duce staley....... and harrington will go to a team where he has a chance to start

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
11-23-2005, 12:58 AM
i think carr could be a great QB on any other team.
and i feel sorry for leineat if he is drefted by the texans

Koopa
11-23-2005, 01:17 AM
it's way to early to give up on carr and i doubt they will.......once he gets a decent line he'll be just fine. texans would be better off drafting reggie bush to give carr more weapons or trading up to get whoever is considered the best o-linemen to help protect their franchise qb

BlitzburghRockCity
11-23-2005, 01:20 AM
Grossman is too injury prone.

Harrington has potential in the right system..but I really like Carr. He'd want a ton of money and wouldnt wanna be a backup..the guy has hung in there despite the texans lack of vision of getting him a good OL.

Livinginthe past
11-23-2005, 03:08 PM
Personally I dont think that any of those QB's would be willing to start as a back up to Ben Roethlisberger - where there is next to no chance of inheriting the team on a full time basis.

Grossman remains the better option at Chicago but needs to remain healthy - Kyle Orton is a useful backup - but the reason the Bears are winning games is because of the D.

Harrington will NOT be a back-up anywhere next year - he will only go somewhere he has a better than 50% chance of starting - and lets face it - the Lions are the worst team in the league for sticking with players well past their trade-by-date.

David Carr is not going to be a back-up either and Im not too sure what you have based your inclusion of him on your list on.....?

The Texans suck and their O-Line has been consistently awful - Carr is tight with the owners - there will be a major shake up in the Houston camp this offseason - HC job will probably be on offer as well as offensive co-ord.

NM

RoethlisBURGHer
11-23-2005, 05:41 PM
Can't give up on Carr,he's a good QB with a horrible o-line (worse than Baltimore's).When he gets an o-line and a real #1 reciever,he'll be giving the Colts a run for thier money.

SalukiSteelers
11-23-2005, 06:33 PM
You know, I was thinking about both those guys myself but I don't see it happening. One of my roomates is a huge Lions fan (why?) and while he hates Joey, he calls him "The Piano Man," he has been saying that the guy's playing better. I think he'll be starting somewhere next season, but maybe not Detroit. He's got a huge roster bonus if he sticks.
Grossman might start in Chi-town this season. Orton's played pretty well but I can't think that the Bears are sold on him. Maybe I'm reading them wrong.
Carr, geeze, I don't know about that guy. He has flashes of mediocre followed by sustained brutality. Yeah, I understand that his team stinks but come on, dude, get rid of the ball to one of YOUR receivers.
He just might back up a veteran QB somewhere until he can learn the offense and get the ringing out of his ears.

Avoid LLoyd1975
11-23-2005, 11:30 PM
Just wanted to see what you all thought. I don't think any of them will be that great down the road and will all eventually be backups somewhere.

Avoid LLoyd1975
11-24-2005, 02:52 PM
All of you fools who say and argued that Harrington is in Detroit to stay and will develop and get paid....Hmm Is anyone watching this Thanksgiving day game. He is the biggest turkey on Thanksgiving and Kerney has the stuffing.

Livinginthe past
11-24-2005, 04:56 PM
All of you fools who say and argued that Harrington is in Detroit to stay and will develop and get paid....Hmm Is anyone watching this Thanksgiving day game. He is the biggest turkey on Thanksgiving and Kerney has the stuffing.

So you think he is going somewhere as backup then?

Where? What team is going to pay his wages as a back-up?

Harrington will most likely still be in Detroit next year - because they make alot of terrible personnel decisions - which is why they suck so bad.

If he is not, I guarantee you he wont be going ANYWHERE as a back-up.

NM

Koopa
11-24-2005, 06:30 PM
All of you fools who say and argued that Harrington is in Detroit to stay and will develop and get paid....Hmm Is anyone watching this Thanksgiving day game. He is the biggest turkey on Thanksgiving and Kerney has the stuffing.


you must not read very well at all, cause i just went over ever post in this thread and ummmmm..... not one of us said he's gonna stay in detroit, so maybe you are the fool for not reading before you talk shit.

clevestinks
11-24-2005, 09:05 PM
A fine line here. You don`t want Ben to feel threatened either the last thing we need is a contoversy. As a backup I like Grossman, As long as he plays like his Junior year.

Stlrs4Life
11-25-2005, 10:23 AM
Carr doesn't leave the Texans, and like it was said, none of them will be back ups.

Avoid LLoyd1975
11-25-2005, 07:16 PM
Well you know a former #1 pick like Tim Couch is out of the league or is somewhere out there riding pine. Anything can happen...Wake up. Just like some rookie named Roethlisberger going 13-0 in a regular season... hello, anything can happen. Especially with a team with bad managerial skills, any one of these teams I think would get rid of their signal callers if the right deal or draft pick was dealt to them.

Suitanim
11-25-2005, 07:24 PM
The Steelers will do as they've always done. They'll keep Batch (because he was effective when called upon), will dump Maddox (and would have either way, because of age and salary cap considerations), and draft a QB in the 5+ rounds and also pick up a QB as an undrafted FA signing.

Bettis retiring and Maddox being cut save them about 10 mil in salary cap next year. No brainer on Maddox's part.