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Who gets cut for Tanney?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by cowboyz, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    3rd string QB depth has never been good in the league.

    If you are going into your 3rd string QB, you're screwed and your season is going to be over, soon.

    The problem for Tanney is he's 25 years old and doesn't have college credentials. If a team is going to develop them, they are much more apt to look to do so on the practice squad rather than waste a spot on a guy that will need at least 2 years (when he's 28) to even be ready to start.

    That's fine if he's a P-S player that you don't pay much for and isn't taking up a spot.

  2. AZ_Cowboys_Fan

    AZ_Cowboys_Fan Active Member

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    Tanney was also a stud player for a small school. In fact, unless I'm mistaken I believe he holds the all time NCAA TD record for all divisions.

    Romo wasn't ready to start in 2003 but Parcells saw that he had potential. Same thing for Tanney... he's nowhere ready to start but flashes a ton of potential.

    To me, they're very similar situations.

  3. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Romo and Orton are far better #1 and #2 QB's than Quincy and Hutchinson. Dramatic gap there. Breaking passing records is nice and all, but the game has changed so dramatically that passing records are frequently broken. Whereas Romo won the Walter Payton award twice, awarded to the best *player*.

    You could probably argue us losing Matt Moore a few years ago, but he went to a Panthers team that had nothing at the #2 QB spot and had injuries at QB to deal with.

    I think he would be better than McGee, but I don't think he warrants a spot on this team at this time. Would love to get him on the Practice Squad and see how he handles it and develops. But quite frankly we are going to need 10 on the O-Line with the injuries, 4 TE's given the scheme and 4 RB's given Dunbar's injury.

  4. Westcoasthabsfan

    Westcoasthabsfan Well-Known Member

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    no way they keep three QBs.....
  5. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Orton is a bum. He got beat out by Tim Tebow. I would much rather keep this kid.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    You don't stash a 3rd QB because you expect to be able to win with him when he gets on the field. You stash him because there's a high likelihood you can develop him into your backup within a season or two. Then you have a young backup in the wings in case anything happens to your starter or when your starter becomes too old.

    Sure, you can do the same using the PS, and save the roster spot, but then you have to decide if your candidate for developmental QB is better than some other team's 3rd option. Because if that other team is reserving room on its roster for a third option, they're going to snag him. That's really the only question. Because there are still a lot of teams in this league that carry three QBs and have no legitimate starters. It costs them little to churn and burn candidates until they find one they like. A third roster spot is nothing for a team that doesn't have its starting QB.

    So, if you like Tanney and think he can supplant Orton in the next 24 months, it's dumb not to stash him. Roster spots are very important, but they're not nearly as important as QBs. CLE proved last season that teams have no problem fielding 28 year old first-time starters. If they'd cough up a pick for one they like, you better believe they'd cough up their 53rd roster spot and two years of development if they liked the guy enough.
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