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Old 08-20-2007, 04:18 PM   #16
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Re: Brunell to Birds?

Two points:

1. Why would the Falcons want Brunell? I guess Musgrave is still there, but their emphasis will be on youth. I don't think they have any interest in an old-timer at this point.

2. Collins has some nice numbers, but (and I will probably say this one hundred times in the next three weeks) his arm is absurdly weak. If he were in a situation where he had to get the ball downfield, he will either humiliate himself in front of millions of people or eat the ball, probably the latter. He is still the same check down artist we grew to hate last pre-season. I suspect that Brunell will wind up with the number 2 job. Not that it's any skin off my nose. I don't have a dog in this fight. (whoops)
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:22 PM   #17
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I don't think we can afford it. The cap hit would hurt I imagine at this point.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:30 PM   #18
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Campbell, Collins & Palmer should be our QB's
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:33 PM   #19
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Re: Brunell to Birds?

W00t! Another how-to-get-rid-of-Brunell thread!

I mean, I think the guy's past his prime and we need to eventually look elsewhere for a backup. (Cause I don't particularly like him as a QB anymore) But common knowledge is Brunell isn't going anywhere (at least not this season) and haters will continue to seeth and the supporters will continue to seeth about the haters.

Poor Mods. You guys must be shaking your heads at these Brunell threads right about now.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:02 PM   #20
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W00t! Another how-to-get-rid-of-Brunell thread!

I mean, I think the guy's past his prime and we need to eventually look elsewhere for a backup. (Cause I don't particularly like him as a QB anymore) But common knowledge is Brunell isn't going anywhere (at least not this season) and haters will continue to seeth and the supporters will continue to seeth about the haters.

Poor Mods. You guys must be shaking your heads at these Brunell threads right about now.
This was never intended to be an anti-Brunell thread. Simply an opportunity to respond to a recent published report of an alleged trade interest. In fact, I believe Brunell would benefit us as a backup, and only in a backup role. Jeeze, did you see the heat on a couple of his passes last Saturday night? Yep, some weren't accurate, etc., etc. But, he could still contribute.

P.S. Have you noticed that even the "Poor Mods" have responded with comments to the thread? I know this subject has been discussed at length before, but it has resurfaced due to an injury to a Falcon's backup QB and thus rekindled the discussion.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:10 PM   #21
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I can't believe no one has said anything about giving us a LG in return!

Brunell is too valuable as a backup. We would trade him if we got something major in return, .e.g. a starting LG or DE.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:22 PM   #22
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Two points:

1. Why would the Falcons want Brunell? I guess Musgrave is still there, but their emphasis will be on youth. I don't think they have any interest in an old-timer at this point.
The speculation is that Petrino - who was offensive coordinator during Brunell's years in Jacksonville - would want someone who can pick up his system in a hurry. He also isn't necessarily looking for a longterm answer, since Brian Brohm will be coming out next year.

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2. Collins has some nice numbers, but (and I will probably say this one hundred times in the next three weeks) his arm is absurdly weak. If he were in a situation where he had to get the ball downfield, he will either humiliate himself in front of millions of people or eat the ball, probably the latter. He is still the same check down artist we grew to hate last pre-season. I suspect that Brunell will wind up with the number 2 job. Not that it's any skin off my nose. I don't have a dog in this fight. (whoops)
If your allegation is that somone can throw more checkdowns than Brunell, I call shenanigans.

Again, I hope that, barring a beneficial trade, Mark Brunell wears #8 all year for us. I also hope he never has to launder his jersey.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:30 PM   #23
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The speculation is that Petrino - who was offensive coordinator during Brunell's years in Jacksonville - would want someone who can pick up his system in a hurry. He also isn't necessarily looking for a longterm answer, since Brian Brohm will be coming out next year. If your allegation is that somone can throw more checkdowns than Brunell, I call shenanigans.

Again, I hope that, barring a beneficial trade, Mark Brunell wears #8 all year for us. I also hope he never has to launder his jersey
Yeah, I just caught the link at PFT. I would note that it says the Falcons are talking to the Redskins, not the other way round


I stand by my post. I think Collins could easily throw as many checkdowns as M.B. Remember he is an expert in the offense, so he knows every swing pass, safety valve, and flair control like the back of his hand. Again I don't have a dog in this fight. (why hasn't this expression been purged from the language? I think it's awful) I just want people to be aware of what they are buying into.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:37 PM   #24
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I just heard Clayton and Mort speculate and neither mentioned Brunell. Mort said the Falcons will likely be looking for depth, not a starter. Unless someone like Simms becomes available, but again no mention of Brunell at all.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:38 PM   #25
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This is not worth a discussion. Not going to happen. Gibbs won't let it happen.

If I were the Falcons, I would be angling for Todd Collins. He's worth a draft choice. Brunell is not.

THAT's worth a discussion (and I am not advocating that).
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:10 PM   #26
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I would trade Touchdown Jesus for a half empty bottle of Milwaukee's Best Ice and feel guilty for taking advantage of them.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:32 PM   #27
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Why do you have to keep mocking his faith?
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:50 PM   #28
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while I'm not opposed to trading Brunell, there cant possibly be any market for a 30 something qback, who is on his last legs. with that being said, he knows our system, and is an adequate back up
You think so huh....? I beleive they said the same thing about Vinny T about TEN years ago, I think he just got picked up again by the Pats....whats he 43/44..? DIRT?

Mark knows, understands our system & can be a good backup when called upon. He's not going anywhere. Nor should he.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:52 PM   #29
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As the #4 I assume Palmer isn't getting many meaningful snaps in practice. I think it's a little unrealistic to expect him to be playing.

Like it or not you still have get your #2 and #3 QBs ready to play.
Brunell, and Collins have been in the leauge long enough to be ready for the regular season wether they get in or not. Does it really hurt to get Palmer in the last 5 mins of the game to see what this kid can do in a game situation, are those 5 mins really going to effect our backup QB's, who each have over 15 years experience as an NFL QB, from being ready for the regular season?
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:58 PM   #30
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Why do you have to keep mocking his faith?
It isn't mocking his faith. Touchdown Jesus is a symbol at Notre Dame. If you have a problem with it, talk to them.

There is nothing blasphemous about calling Brunell Touchdown Jesus, in fact many people including myself, find it amusing. Find something else to bitch at me about.

As I mentioned before, I am a Christian and there is no negativity towards my faith in the nickname.

Are you really this touchy? You need a few two-a-days.
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