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  1. riczaj01

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    Not really, McCown was horrible tonight, dude was in against the 2's and couldn't move the ball, and could only score if the D gift wrapped a TO. Blanchard again was running for his life w/the 3's OL. Blanchard being hurt does suck though, was anyone listening to what the announcers were saying about how high the team is on Blanchard?
     
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    That's great and I'd love to see it, but until Blanchard gets healthy and shows something, McCown is the #2. Again, just the reality of it, like it or not. Blanchard better get well soon cuz he's running out of PS opportunities. Good news is he's still got another year of practice squad eligibility and he probably won't be poached.
     
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    This is what I was saying earlier... Or maybe yesterday. While I don't think McCown is a super QB, the guy gets it done.

    I'm worried that Blanchard might be getting robbed of development opportunities because he is #3 and his only time to play is in the pre-season. Unfortunately, our #3 OL is like a death sentence. He is like a pinata back there.
     
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    Yep, that OL he's playing behind is...wait did, get him hurt. and he rarely even has 3 sec's to make a read and make a clean throw.
     
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    Exactly... so they didn't know... they were hoping (or "guessing" to use your terminology) based off of what they saw in practice. I was merely pointing out the flaw in your argument that you just shouldn't play a QB unless they know how they handle themselves in the regular season... lol... every pro QB at some point has never played a regular season snap. But I understand now that you were using the word "know" kind of loosely there, so that explains that...

    I'm on "Team Blanchard" for 2nd string and keeping McCown on speed dial for if/when the shiz hits the fan. Trestman seems to like Blanchard and see something in him... and we don't know if he can step up during a game and be a solid starter... but we pretty much know that McCown can't at this point in his career. I'd rather take a shot with Blanchard and hope we strike UDFA gold (a la. Tony Romo) because, let's face it... if Cutler goes down and we need to use either one... the season is probably toast.
     
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    They are guessing based off what they saw in practice over a year or in some cases years of practices and garbage time during regular season games. You want to promote Blanchard to second string after watching him in one training camp preseason over a few months. Even though he has never been on a 53 man roster, played poor competition in college, has never stepped onto a field during a regular season game, and has whose only experience is that he's been the 3rd string QB this year and on the practice squad last year.

    It's such a bad idea to go with the untested player without a known vet on the roster. You'd rather just scratch the lottery ticket during a real live NFL regular season game than let the process of the player proving himself to the coaches over time. I'm just surprised there are so many posters with this same opinion.

    From what I've been reading this morning, it sounds like the kid was considered a longshot to even make the roster anyway.
     
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    And you might be right. This debate might be a moot one.

    But yeah, I kind of do... and it's been two training camps and pre-seasons, not one. He was signed after the 2012 draft, not this year. Maybe it's just my gambler mentality, but when my back is against the wall (The team's back absolutely would be if Cutler went down) I'd rather throw my cards down on the table and take a shot at the playoffs than slow play with McCown to the offseason. I think it's safe to say that McCown isn't going to take us to the post season. We don't know if Blanchard can. Remember how screwed everyone thought the Cowboys were when Romo's number was called... you never know unless you let 'em play.

    And you can dog Blanchard's college competition all you want... doesn't make what he accomplished unimpressive by any means... based on your criteria for what makes an acceptable young NFL QB, some kid who tore it up at Southern Methodist University and Sam Houston State (Yes... that would be Josh McCown) should never even have gotten a shot based on who he played against in college... and shouldn't even have been Jake Plummer's backup. FWIW, Blanchard's college career blows McCown's out of the water.
     
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    ^^^^^ This 10000 internet points to you sir.
     
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    Also, like I said in the post you quoted and responded to, I'd keep McCown on speed dial for when the shiz hit the fan and Blanchard had to start... and I assume McCown would be the first person called if Cutler went down and Blanchard had to start... so you wouldn't be going with an untested player without a known veteran on the roster... at least not during the next game. Cuz you'd have Blanchard and McCown there to bail him out if it failed.
     
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    I'm just so surprised
    Are you kidding me about Romo? He was on the Cowboys for three years before he got a shot, and that was from Bledsoe getting injured.

    Those schools you listed are division I teams. Besides, McCown was a 3rd round pick, and was not the only QB on his roster besides Plummer.

    Look, I don't understand the flack I am getting for wanting my backup #2 QB to have played in a regular season NFL game before if I am not going with an emergency QB on the roster. That's what you guys are advocating. MB at #2 if he were healthy and no #3. And it's stupid. I'm sorry. It's just football stupid to run an NFL team like that. You can't afford to lose a game because you didn't think to carry a QB who has taken snaps during a regular season game before unless you have been coaching him for at least a year and know more about him except a training camp.

    I'm not weighing in anymore on this topic. I've beaten it to death. It's been fun, but I can see some other posters' feelings are getting hurt by my insistence on this idea. Not you, Tommy, and you've been quite civil. Don't take anything I have said personally. Just defending my ideas as best I can.
     
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