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If Bledsoe wasn't signed, Who would be our starting QB?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Vinnie2u, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    Henson, Romo, Vinny T or another free agent. Yikes, there was only slim pickins out there. We could've been in trouble.
  2. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    I'm not going back down that road. Go to the archive Zone January and February and you can read about all our options.

    In the end - this has worked out as good as could have been imagined.
  3. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    :hammer:

    Totally agree.
  4. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Nailed it Nors. I could never have imagined Drew B. a Cowboy. I still find myself saying "wow" when the offense lines up for duty. It feels right if you know what I mean.
  5. big_neil

    big_neil Benched

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    It's no longer a game here or there that Drew wins - he has played solid for over a year now. Even before. The Bills should never have started 0-4 last year.

    Game 1: On opening day, the Bills led the Jaguars with under a minute to play. They converted 3 4th down plays, the last of which was a touchdown as time expired.

    Game 4: Versus the Jets they trailed 13-0 in the 4th quarter when Drew (Brunell style) threw two bombs for TDs and the Bills led 14-13 with two minutes to play. But the defense didn't hold it. Drew ended up going in and throwing a Hail Mary interception at the end. And people wrote in on the Bills boards to say "Why does Drew throw so many interceptions?"
  6. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Drew did nothing but play his arse off for a crap team offensively. Injuries aside, they weren't a very good team. The owner himself admitted as such. To critique Drew with the Bills would be a tough task. I'd find it hard to group the coaching staff of the Bills together and syncronize a road map for the future. I mean, nobody was on the same page here and all Drew was trying to do was win some games in the process. What a mess. The best thing that ever happened to Drew was the termination of his services in Buffalo.
  7. Nors

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    It's amazing the put downs on Bledsoe. Here's a 33 year old guy, #1 overall pick that started at age 20 for Parcells and won 2 AFC Champ Games and he's viewed as a failure.

    In fact near 50,000 yards career passing - a fete 3 have done....

    Bledsoe went 9-3 last year and is 6-3 this year. Thats a 15-6 record. What's scarry is I think we can play better down the stretch.

    Its all about that #2 seed.....
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I really don't see what's so "amazing" about it Nors. It happens to players all the time.

    Dan Marino, never won a Super Bowl. You haven't heard that?

    Joe Montana, couldn't throw beyond 10 yards. You haven't heard that?

    John Elway, never won anything until Terrell Davis arrived. You haven't heard that?

    Peyton Manning, has never won a big game. You haven't heard that?

    Brett Favre, throws too many picks. You haven't heard that?

    Donovan McNabb, can't throw the deep ball, just dinks and dunks. You haven't heard that?

    Steve Young, a product of the WCO and Bill Walsh's system. You haven't heard that?

    Dan Fouts, only good because of Air Coryell. You haven't heard that?

    Troy Aikman, average QB on a great team. You haven't heard that?

    Terry Bradshaw, average QB on a great team. You haven't heard that?

    You name the QB and I'll show you doubts raised about him. Why should Drew Bledsoe be any different?

    If you don't want to see doubts raised I suggest eyes closed and fingers in ears or impersonate an ostrich. Want me to send you some sand?
  9. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    And most of those statements are indeed silly and amaze me

    Thanks for proving my point
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I agree, most of them are silly. It doesn't change the fact that people are not going to be wide eyed with wonder and sipping Koolaid because we have a good QB. They're going to say what they think. Even if what they think is wrong. We all do it. What is there to be amazed about?
  11. Nors

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    I don't think like you

    I think that most of the Bledsoe doubters bought a skewed opinion on said player into his arrival here day 1. I had a very high opinion on Bledsoe's talent and ability to perform at a very high level based on seeing him play in person for a decade.

    What amazes me was and sometimes is the opinion the guy was/is a scrub. Parcells snapped Bledsoe up in a New York minute.

    Bledsoe is not yet on that list above. But you swap out a Super Bowl for some of them and Drew gets one he's not only on that list - but top 10 on that list.

    At the end of the day I'm just happy Drew is getting that shot here in Big D and making the most of it. A lot of work ahead still.
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's a very true statement.
  13. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Miki - 15-6 record for Bledsoe his past 21 games

    Here's for 16-6 Sunday!
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I know you don't think like me.

    People's opinions are not skewed. They are unique. In other words they are their own. What you aren't admitting to is that people have their own thoughts.

    If you want my opinion he has not been impressive in the 2 years leading to to 2005. It is natural to begin thinking a player is on the downhill lside because they all go on that slide sooner or later.

    He's rejuvinated for this year so far. I'm thrilled about that. Why wouldn't I be?

    You know, people doubting Bledsoe doesn't make them evil.
  15. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    So, would you ssay that Bledsoe is having a good year because the team makes him better, or is he making the team better? Unlike those QBs that had a team around them, my opinion is the team is better because Bledsoe is around them!
  16. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I'd say it almost always works both ways.
  17. Nors

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    You fence sitter you!
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    But being a good bud are you going to get him some ice Nors? :)
  19. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    He'd bring me a heating pad, make it swell more.
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The fact is if Drew wasn't here he would be "somewhere" and no doubt the QB "dominoes" would fall differently around the league. So you just can't ask, "Well who would we have signed if Bledsoe wasn't available?"

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