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Old 07-09-2007, 02:00 PM   #106
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So why have teams in need of a starter not made any plays for him? First he went to NY where their QB situation was shaky but has now solidified, and now he moves on to Denver where he's very unlikely to see any time unless it's due to injury.
Because nobody in football knows anything about anything. Nobody wants to disrupt the cohesion and chemistry (and the subsequent losing) that their a bad QB brings.

And of course, if they did decide it was time for an upgrade, they'd probably shoot higher than Patrick Ramsey. Thus, a bunch of horrible QBs go in the first round, and bad teams stay bad.

Patrick Ramsey is worth about one more win over the course of an entire 16 game season than, say, Rex Grossman for example. But if you are the Bears, does it really make a lot of sense to cut Grossman and bring in Ramsey when you could have drafted a QB instead? It makes you look indecisive as a franchise and it seems that football execs would MUCH rather be seen as wrong than as indecisive.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:07 PM   #107
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I guess it depends on what your definition of total bust is, but a first rounder who now appears to be a career backup smells of a bust to me.
32nd overall pick.

I mean, the Skins pretty much got the value of the pick in the player they selected. History shows that rarely will more than 2 QBs come out of a draft that are going to be very good. The Redskins took a QB at 32, and generally, if you can get a average or slightly below average starter out of the pick (Ramsey in a nutshell), you've gotten the value.

He's a tad better than Carr was, and infinately better than Harrington.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:11 PM   #108
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32nd overall pick.

I mean, the Skins pretty much got the value of the pick in the player they selected. History shows that rarely will more than 2 QBs come out of a draft that are going to be very good. The Redskins took a QB at 32, and generally, if you can get a average or slightly below average starter out of the pick (Ramsey in a nutshell), you've gotten the value.

He's a tad better than Carr was, and infinately better than Harrington.
32nd overall still = first round pick. Something tells me when he was drafted the Skins weren't banking on getting an average or below average player.

Is he really that much better than Harrington?

I don't think very highly of either, but I just don't see that much of a difference.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:15 PM   #109
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Because nobody in football knows anything about anything. Nobody wants to disrupt the cohesion and chemistry (and the subsequent losing) that their a bad QB brings.

And of course, if they did decide it was time for an upgrade, they'd probably shoot higher than Patrick Ramsey. Thus, a bunch of horrible QBs go in the first round, and bad teams stay bad.

Patrick Ramsey is worth about one more win over the course of an entire 16 game season than, say, Rex Grossman for example. But if you are the Bears, does it really make a lot of sense to cut Grossman and bring in Ramsey when you could have drafted a QB instead? It makes you look indecisive as a franchise and it seems that football execs would MUCH rather be seen as wrong than as indecisive.
I'm really lost as to what you're trying to say here but I'll respond anyway.

Teams should make moves to improve their team. If you have a starting caliber QB sitting on a bench somewhere, why would you not want to bring him in, especially a younger guy like Ramsey who already has some starting experience??

Hell, Matt Schaub is a lot less proven than Ramsey at the NFL level and he's been handed a starting gig and the Texans went and cut Carr to clear the position for him. Does that make them indecisive because they decided that Carr wasn't cutting it and they would rather take their chances on Schaub?

If I were the Bears and I decided Grossman wasn't the answer, I sure as hell would try to make a move rather than worrying about how that move would be perceived.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:21 PM   #110
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32nd overall still = first round pick. Something tells me when he was drafted the Skins weren't banking on getting an average or below average player.
I think you are absolutely correct here, but this plays right into my "nobody in football knows anything" point. If they weren't looking for just some average guy to solve the QB issue, they should have picked at a different position. They weren't high enough to grab a stud.

Of course, same logic applies to the Campbell pick, however, we have to credit 25 teams, at least half of which needed a QB, for passing on him before we praise the Skins for a great pick.

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Is he really that much better than Harrington?

I don't think very highly of either, but I just don't see that much of a difference.
Harrington has done so much to hurt the Lions that its safe to say they could have won about 2 games more each year just by replacing Joey with pretty much the run of the mill waiver wire QB.

Ramsey at least had skills that couldn't be duplicated by any old schmoe. He just wasn't ever going to be much more than he was.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:28 PM   #111
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I'm really lost as to what you're trying to say here but I'll respond anyway.

Teams should make moves to improve their team. If you have a starting caliber QB sitting on a bench somewhere, why would you not want to bring him in, especially a younger guy like Ramsey who already has some starting experience??

Hell, Matt Schaub is a lot less proven than Ramsey at the NFL level and he's been handed a starting gig and the Texans went and cut Carr to clear the position for him. Does that make them indecisive because they decided that Carr wasn't cutting it and they would rather take their chances on Schaub?

If I were the Bears and I decided Grossman wasn't the answer, I sure as hell would try to make a move rather than worrying about how that move would be perceived.
My post wasn't very clear, but I think you got my drift.

The Texans could have upgraded their QB situation by signing Ramsey for a lot less money and without all those picks. But they would never have done that, and this actually is a good example of the point I was trying to make.

Ramsey would have been an upgrade over Carr, but in an effort to not seem indecisive, the Texans chose to pour a ton of money and picks into Schaub, emphatically making their decision.

Now, Schaub is a much better QB than Ramsey, and will prove so this year. But was he 8 million dollars a year and 2 second rounders better? That's tough to say.

If the Bears decided that Grossman wasn't the answer, I'm guessing they probably wouldn't be all like "we had 11 wins with Rex, but we could get this great value guy (Ramsey), and win 12 games!". They'd probably swing a blockbuster deal for an overvalued QB thats better, and would cost way more in both money and picks.

Thats why Ramsey has no starting job.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:34 PM   #112
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If I were the Bears and I decided Grossman wasn't the answer, I sure as hell would try to make a move rather than worrying about how that move would be perceived.
I would too for sure, but I'm guessing once you were in the business, you'd realize just how much of a minority you were.

GMs and coaches will talk all night and day about how "winning is everything", but if one move is going to be received kindly to your peers, and the other is going to for all intents and purposes, slap them accross the face, the exec that does too much of the latter is going to find himself out of a job.

No matter how good he is at his job.

In the NFL, earning the respect of your peers is far more important than creating a winner. Granted, you can earn respect BY creating a winner, but you are going to stay around much longer being a well-respected loser, than a guy who has a bad rep around the league.
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Or maybe Ramsey just isn't very highly regarding by personnel evaluators in the league? I find it hard to believe if someone felt he was starting material, he would be riding the bench like he has been the past few years and will seemingly only continue to do so in the near future.
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:01 PM   #114
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Ramsey, E. Manning, Kitna, Grossman, Delhomme, Cleveland QB's, Carr and many other NFL QB's are just not difference makers. You probably have 6-8 NFL QB's ( P. Manning, Brady, Brees, Palmer Bulger, McNabb, maybe Hassleback) that are really difference makers. The rest of the guys are either too young or just average/good players. I just think right now the NFL does not have a lot of good NFL QB's. Ramsey is no better than Grossman or Grossman is not better than Delhomme and so on and so on.
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Grossman not better than Delhomme??

Delhomme is pretty solid, certainly much better than Grossman at this point.
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Grossman not better than Delhomme??

Delhomme is pretty solid, certainly much better than Grossman at this point.
I don't think it's a big difference. They are in the same ballpark if you ask me. Both turn it over a little too much and are streaky passers.
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I agree both are streaky but I think Delhomme is more proven at this point and even his worst seasons are better than what Grossman did last year.
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Champ Bailey is likely a future HOFer and it would've been great if he retired as a 'Skin.
I didn't event think about Champ! Still can't believe we let him walk outta here. I know we got Portis and all but your right. Champ is HOF talent.
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