Myth of "Grooming" a QB from the draft

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    You think you'll go far in life b/c of how you post on a message board? :cool: cool story bro.
     
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    Can't say that I've ever argued for drafting a later round qb to take over for Cutler, only to back him up.

    The premise of the entire first post seems to be centered around a strawman argument.
     
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    BDM, more to the point:

    Isn't it actually further proof that drafting a qb in the first 3 rounds and moving on right away might be the only way to go? The idea that Cutler is "arguably" a top 10 qb is HIGHLY arguable. Last year he ranked 18th. This year he's been near or in the top 10, but again was hurt and is lost for mutliple games, at some point that is a trend, freak inj or not.

    Still I would perfer to draft a qb in the 2nd or 3rd round and sit him for 1-2 years while the team figures out if Cutler is the real deal, if nothing else all you get is more picks down the road if they turn out well.
     
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    Chad Pennington replaced a poorly playing Testaverde, and won multiple division titles and playoff appearances, as well as coming second in MVP voting in 2008. I think they just threw that part of the list together. He was absolutely being groomed, and had 2 seasons of learning behind Testaverde, who took them to the playoffs, himself, in 2001.

    EDIT: This article is poorly worded to scare everyone into keeping Jay Cutler. Kaepernick wasn't being groomed? Oh, so the 49ers traded up in the 2nd round for no reason? B.S. article.
     
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    Oh, and Rapistberger should be moved to the second category. Tommy Maddox was the starter his rookie season until an injury.
     
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    More reason this article was poorly written
     
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    Same w/Manuel, he wasn't the starter b/c of an injury? Wasn't Matt Flynn or someone there to be the starter this year?
     
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    I posted this in the other thread, but maybe it is applicable here too Henry:

    Being a lifetime Bears fan, I didn't directly follow Chad Pennington's career, but FWIW, I've thought he was one heck of a good QB. He played 11 seasons, passing for over 17,000 yards. He is the all-time leader, in the history of the NFL, in completion percentage. That's one hell of a record considering he was the best of all QB's spanning over 90 seasons of NFL football! That totally blows my mind.

    He was the runner-up NFL League MVP in in '08 (Peyton Manning beat him out). He has a LIFETIME qb rating in the 90's.

    He has a slew of NFL awards over those 11 years. The guy, for years, has been a total class-act off the field too, with charity work that has benefited a lot of needy people in some of the poorest areas of our nation.

    I've never been a Jets fan, but I've always had a lot of admiration (on and off the field) for Chad Pennington. He was a gutsy guy coming back from some tough injuries too.
     
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    Maybe i read the OP wrong, but it seems he was making an argument about drafting a QB (doesnt matter which round right now), and starting them from day 1, vs "grooming" them, i.e. drafting them, and letting them sit on the bench a couple of years before taking over as starter (more specifically, how this never really happens any more...your Tom Brady's as it were).

    Then again, i only skimmed this thread, so i could be wrong.
     
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