dencyguy Posted January 2, 2009 Report Share Posted January 2, 2009 Okay, let's assume for a moment that DA is gone in the offseason, although that's not written in stone just yet. Presumably Ken Dorsey has shown that he has no business being on an NFL roster, and Bruce Gradkowski (or whatever his name is) showed why he was a street free agent. So what does the team do for a #2 QB? I can't think of any particularly appealing veteran free agents out there. Does the team dare taking a QB later in with the idea of developing him into a backup? If so, might I offer a suggestion that might seem, well, foolish, but hear me out on this one: Pat White. All the kid does is win, and he's versatile enough that if Quinn stays upright, you can still work him into the game plan like Seneca Wallace. But wait, he's not a prototypical NFL passer. Even assuming that he would be unable to learn how to be a pocket passer, it occurs to me that that's not as much of a liability as it first appears. When the backup comes in, there are two main reasons: either the starter has faltered, or he has gotten hurt. Bringing in a backup who can improvise would certainly help if you're looking for a spark off the bench. When a guy gets hurt--this is certainly the case in Cleveland--it's because the incompetent/overpaid OL has let the guy get his head knocked off. In that case, do you want to bring in a statue like DA, or a guy who can run out of pressure and make plays with his feet? I will defer to WV on this one, as he's the guy who's watched White more than anyone else on the board. Am I crazy on this one? Dennis Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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