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Old 06-15-2004, 02:03 AM   #1
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Couch to the Packers

So Tim Couch has finally signed with the Packers and it's got me wondering, which is the more daunting task?

1. Being the starting QB on an expansion team?

or

2. Succeeding Brett Favre in Green Bay?
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Old 06-15-2004, 02:07 AM   #2
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#2 by far, atleast when he was the starting QB on the expansion team there really was no incumbant to be compared to.

If he does take over when Favre retires all you will hear are the comparisons of how Favre was better.
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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I agree wholeheartedly with Redskins8588 - being a quarterback on an expansion team is basically having a license to suck for a few years.

On the other hand, following in the shadow of a great quarterback means you don't have a very large window of opportunity before people start calling for your head.
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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Following Favre in Green Bay is no small task, but it can be done. I remember a guy named Young doing a pretty good job following a guy named Montana in San Fran.

Difficult, but not impossible.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:05 PM   #5
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Young did a great job in SF but he never quite got out of Montana's shadow.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:09 PM   #6
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The Browns are dumb to have given up on a solid but unspectacular QB here. I think he could still be a Pro Bowler someday. Garcia is over the hill, and they arent going to win anyways
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:25 PM   #7
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Big C,

I think he just sort of wore out his welcome.

He was the #1 pick in the draft and although I agree that he was solid; he was certainly not a franchise quarterback.

His recent battles for the starting role with a no-name (Kelly Holcomb) only served to highlight the fact that if he was going to make his mark on the NFL, it would probably be with another team.

Sometimes, a change is necessary regardless of the talent of the player.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:43 PM   #8
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this is true, but they surrounded him with no running game at all, and when they brought in a back, William Green, he got suspended. He had little, he should have hit up SF for a starting job there
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Succeeding Brett Favre? Couch hasn't succeeded in his NFL career. To expect success from him now is illogical. Couch will be ridding the couch for a very log time.
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Old 06-15-2004, 04:20 PM   #10
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Didnt they pick Crouch pack up after his what, second retirement? lol, that could be teh anwser in Green Bay. Either way, look for Green bay to draft a QB next year.
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Old 06-15-2004, 04:28 PM   #11
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Couch has been mediocre. around 60% competion, 75 QB rating. thats not bad, not good. He can be a good QB still
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Old 06-15-2004, 06:51 PM   #12
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I believe that Couch is beginning his new career as a perinnial back up. Just think how long his career could be. He could back up Favre for a year or two, and everybody knows he doesn't get hurt to often. Then he could move on to the next episode. It could go on for years... or not.
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if hes a backup for too long, hes gonna fall off the face of the earth pretty much
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Quote:
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The Browns are dumb to have given up on a solid but unspectacular QB here. I think he could still be a Pro Bowler someday. Garcia is over the hill, and they arent going to win anyways
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Old 06-15-2004, 08:51 PM   #15
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I think the Browns letting Couch go was more a monetary issue than anything else. Holcomb is considerarbly cheaper.
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