What are the chances of David Carr becoming Parcells's next project?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TruBlueCowboy, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Right now, ESPN has an insider article about Carr and the Texans, and it appears it's about a rumor that Carr might be released or traded. If the Texans decided to drop David Carr after what looks to be a 3 win season tops this year, do you think he's still salvagable? He gets sacked a lot but I don't look at him as a Chad Hutchinson. If there is anything Parcells has proven, it's that he WILL protect his QB. The year before Parcells arrived, our oline was terrible and Parcells quickly transformed it, turned Flozell into a Pro Bowler, and more. He has given Vinny and Drew, both known for their big slow bodies, the time they need in the pocket. If Bledsoe keeps performing like he has, maybe sign Carr to a long-term contract, let him sit on the bench and heal his wounds, with the intention of making him the franchise QB once Bledsoe's age starts to show. Sort of like what Parcells did for Testaverde and Pennington in New York. Or do you think Carr would only be willing to sign with a team that gave him a chance to immediately compete for the starting job? Carr has the big league arm and he seems to be tough enough for a coach like Parcells. We could maybe save a draft pick by going with Carr if he becomes a free agent. I'd also feel a lot more comfortable with him backing up Bledsoe instead of Henson or Romo. I don't look at him as damaged goods... yet.
  2. VirusX

    VirusX Well-Known Member

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    IMO he is like Bledsoe he can be deadly with a good RB and time to throw... I presonally like Carr. I think he has the tools but his line has never really protected him. No QB in this league can be effective if you dont block for them.
  3. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Carr is overated.

    And, No, he won't be Parcells' next "Project".
  4. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Damaged goods. Good luck to whomever takes on this project. Same as Ramsey.
  5. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Why do you feel he is overrated? I thought he looked pretty good last year when he finally had an oline to protect him and a legit receiver in Andre Johnson. If the Houston oline hadn't totally collapsed this year, I felt this was going to be his breakout season.
  6. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    You can say that again. That's why I think going to a team like the Cowboys that already has its starting QB would be beneficial. Someone like those fellas has to sit on the bench and get re-trained.
  7. CowboyChris

    CowboyChris Well-Known Member

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    let me just this...the Texans will not release David Carr! and i doubt we make another trade with the Texans for a QB, especially after the Henson fiasco.
  8. CM Duck

    CM Duck I'm breaking the 4th wall...

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    I know he doesn't have the O-Line to protect him BUT.

    The only thing I remember is pre-draft when that jabroni was drafted #1. All the "experts" and their mama's said he was the next Aikman.

    I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!! AND NEVER HAVE!!!!!!!!!! AND HE NEVER WILL BE!!!!!!!!!

    He will never be able to hold Troy's jock-strap.
  9. CM Duck

    CM Duck I'm breaking the 4th wall...

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    The way it looks right now, the texans(the lamest nickname for an NFL franchise ever) will have the #1 poick. They will trade down a couple of spots and take the best O-lineman or draft Leinart #1.

    MRTRIPOD New Member

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    get him

    just so I can look at his WIFE EVERY GAME!
  11. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    I think that at this point Carr is a career backup. I like Carr and think he has potential. But so does Harrington, Ramsey, Rattay, etc.
  12. Justis

    Justis New Member

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    I pesonally could do without another QB "project"
  13. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    ^^^^ i agree.

    He may have it, but he may not, agaiin, if he does come cheap, maybe it's worth the risk. The one thing I think is the most important fact about Carr, unlike Hutch and Henson, HE ACTUALLY WAS DRAFTED IN THE 1ST ROUND, AND 1ST OVERALL AT THAT. THERE IS NO TALK ABOUT WHERE HE WOULD HAVE GONE, HE ACTUALLY WENT THERE.

    I think he gets at least 1 more chance in Houston. Look how well Bledsoe is doing. Before this season, people said he was bad, he took too many sacks, but I feel that might not all be his fault.

    I trully believe, had Toni Boselli recovered and actually played for Houston, Carr would have had a completely different start to hiis career. His protection has been dismal
  14. FRDRCK

    FRDRCK DeWare94

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    i think we will do this in a year

    draft marcus vick and have him ride the bench until bledsoe starts to be unproductive then put in the very accurate marcus vick and win 5 straight super bowls
  15. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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    and ditto.
  16. cowboygolfer

    cowboygolfer New Member

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    The problem with Carr's potential is every one thinks it is about to be his breakout year, game etc.

    It has never happened, I know he has no protection but I worry about all the potential and no production just the same. I hope we go another direction personally but if they put a STAR on his head I'LL HOMER UP.

    The Vick Idea sounds interesting but how are we gonna get a pick high enough to pick him up?
  17. Justis

    Justis New Member

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    We trade Tyson Thompson to the Vikings
  18. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    First, I don't think that he will ever be a Cowboy.
    Second, I was watching a little of ESPN when they said that he has already been sacked 27 times this season. Made me wonder what could he do if he had some protection. I believe that he is better than what he has shown thus far but IMO, I don't know if he can be a "great" QB.
  19. MikeD17

    MikeD17 Benched

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    what the hell we talking about carr for , we got bledsoe , hes the future , he our qb for the next five seasons including this one .
  20. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Agreed. Overrated by who?

    If anything - he is underrated and underappreciated because he gets sacked so much. He plays in front of the worst OL, hands down, in the league.

    I don't see too many praising David Carr, so I don't understand the "he's overrated" argument.

    Is he salvageable? That's the real question.

    He's taken a beating. He's on pace to be sacked over 100 times this year.

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