$130 million Punk!

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  1. White Shogun

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    In 2005, Schaub's sophmore year in the league, he was 33 of 64 for a completion rate of 51.6%, for 485 yards, 4 TD 0 INT, and a 98.1 quarterback rating. He has only thrown 1 pass this year, an incompletion, so his QB rating this year isn't accurate.

    But looking at his stats from 2005 and actually watching him perform in those games, one is left with little doubt that he is a better quarterback than Mike Vick, in every respect.

    At this point in the Falcon's season, with their star player having a melt down and flipping off the fans, why wouldn't you start Schaub for a game? Just to see what happens.
     
  2. backrow

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    Michael Vick says:

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    [​IMG] i don't see him getting too much heat for it.
     
  3. GWTJ

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    I think the whole point about Vick is not his QB rating or how many yards he has running. To me, it's all about him bringing in dollars to the NFL by morphing the QB position from the "boring" standard drop back passer to the "electrifying" unstoppable athletic force QB. Of course, only black QB's could ever fit this role.

    But until he can win in the playoffs and beat a drop back QB in the Super Bowl, he will be a failure. This is all about the NFL trying to bring more excitement to its product. But the fans will never buy into a player unless he can win. The NFL can send Vick to all the Pro Bowls it wants but it isn't fooling anyone. Even NFL coaches won't buy into it. This is a copycat league and Vick's style must prove successful to be copied.

    I don't believe Vick's style will ever win in the NFL. Conservative football is winning football and the Falcons will never make it to the big game with Vick as their QB unless their defense is so good it can dominate even the best teams it plays. Like the Bears defense in 1985.

    Personally, I think Vick stinks, really really stinks, at being a professional QB. I love when I watch NFL Matchup and Ron Jaworski gushes over how Vick is starting to read his progressions better. Jaws will dissect a play where Vick actually looks to his second receiver and talk about how much progress Vick is making. He forgets to mention that Vick is only doing what every other QB does 30 times a game without blinking. Even rookies and backups.

    Vick is also in his sixth season and has, at least to me, slowed down somewhat from his college days. In a couple more seasons he will find that defenses are younger and faster than he is. Then he will be done.
     
  4. White Shogun

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    Excellent post, GW. Your observations are spot on, IMO.

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  5. jcolec02

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    hey shogun...who is that on your logo???
     
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    Looks like Mark Twain. I've visited his grave, and had to read "Huck Finn" as summer reading between 10th and 11th grades.

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  7. White Shogun

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    Yes, it's Mark Twain. Goes with the sig I am currently using.
     
  8. ToughJ.Riggins

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    Jimmy and GW you have some good points...especially that $130 million, or not getting past the 2nd round of the playoffs is a reason for fans to be hard on a QB... Vicks QB rating is not good, but it isn't at the very bottom. Vick's problem is completion %. He definitley would need a phenomenol team around him to win the big game, but I have seen the guy carry his team with scrambling plays against slower defenses. Every team needs a LB like Urlacher or a saftey likeSean Taylor to counter Vick's speed or he will make you pay. I just don't agree that the guy stinks, we'll have to agree to disagree.


    In response toWhiteShogun's?s


    Is he better than Bledsoe? yeah


    Is he better than Plummer? I'd say so,probably not last year which was Plummer's best career year, but almost certainlythis year


    Is he better than Brunell? That's a tough one. Brunell has always posted pretty good passer ratings b/c of above average completion % and doesn't turn the ball over much, but doesn't throw enough TD's. He doesn'tmake enough plays in the redzone, which Vick is good at. Vick is also solid at not turning the ball over.


    Is he better than Leftwich? That's a tough one, Leftwhich isa better pocket passer than Vick, but I'd give the edge to Vick because of his awesome mobility and bootleg ability.



    Is he better than Volek? No...not from what I've seen of Volek in limited time. I think Volek is a good QB



    Is he better than Warner? Yeah, I'd say definitley, b/c Warner is a shadow of the QB he was in the Rams Hey day


    So basically I think Vick is towards the top of the pack of "currently average" QB's
    Edited by: ToughJ.Riggins
     
  9. ToughJ.Riggins

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    Also, if you're going to make the arguement that all the guys in those ?'s were benched, they all had adequete to greatQB's, or high draft picks behind them. I would argue this:


    Bledsoe had that one good year in his early career when NE went to the SB, but has done little since, and Romo is just plain good.


    Plummer has been solid in his career with a good year last year, but was playin bad this year andCutler is a high draft pick with upside..


    Brunell is old, I don't think he should have lost his job yet, but Cambell was a high draft pick and they want to see what he's got.


    Leftwhich wasn't playing well this year and had a bum ankle, but I don't think he should have lost his job so fast, but Gerard is filling in admirabley.


    Volek is better than Vick and should be given a chance to start somewhere, but the Titans took a chance on Vince Young b/c of his performance in the Rose Bowl, and the hope that he can be mobile like Michael Vick,but post agood passer rating.


    Warner: Come on...It was obvious the Cardinals were gonna put Leinart in. Warner hasn't been good, since his bad concussion he hadwith the Rams...He's a shadow of his former self!Edited by: ToughJ.Riggins
     
  10. White Shogun

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    I don't agree that Vick is better than any of the guys I listed, except perhaps for this year's version of Jake Plummer. But I'm not going to go through the stats and post them all here again. It's been done already.

    What I object to most of all in these types of debates is the double standard that allows black quarterbacks to make mistakes, and then blame them on the receivers, the offensive line, the lack of a running game, ad nauseum. I mean, there are still people in the media who announce in every discussion about Vick that he just needs more time to hone his skills, or learn the play book, or get a better quarterback coach, blah blah blah! Come on, man! It's been six years! They were ready to throw Drew Brees under the bus in less time than that.

    Really, the Vick debate has become one of the most tiresome. It's taken six years but *some* in the mainstream media have begun to take notice. The guy blows as a quarterback. If he were white, he'd have been benched a long time ago. End of story.
     
  11. emt1

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    vick is garbage, if he were white he'd be asking you if you want fries with that instead of being in the nfl
     
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    Remember the Kordell Stewart experiment in Pittsburgh?,at which time Steeler owner Dan Rooney said,"we want Heinz field to be known as the house that Kordell built" !
     
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    Vick isn't THAT bad. But I do believe he would make a much better WR or return man than a QB.
     
  14. ToughJ.Riggins

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    Another question that this site has
    already asked is why if the NFL
    loves running QB's so much that
    Eric Crouch wasn't given a chance.
    I think he may have been even
    better than Vick. Or at least he
    should have been able to hit
    the wait room to add some weight to his
    5'11 185 lbs. frame to become a
    RB.
     
  15. jared

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    I could have sworn the issue was he didn't want to play anything but QB. Didn't he retire after he didn't get his way? Crouch was definitely a phenomenal athlete but he WAS short and he really didn't blow anybody away with his passing skills in college to begin with(he had more rushing TD's than passing every year of his career and never completed more than 55% of his passes). I don't know, wasted talent, kind of a bummer.Edited by: jared
     
  16. backrow

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    yeah he should have been either a runningback or a cornerback
     
  17. JD074

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    If Michael Vick was white, he'd be a slot receiver.
     
  18. GWTJ

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    Looks like our boy Vick is coming around full circle from his days as a poor black child:

    Vick's fortune gone!
     
  19. Tom Iron

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    GWTJ,

    Seems like Vick is heading straight for the gutter when he gets out. Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

    Tom Iron...
     
  20. WHITE NOISE

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    F that punk! It's his own fault I feel no love for the dog killer. He sucks as a quarterback and a human being.
     
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    The funniest part of the story was reading about the woman who was in charge of righting his financial ship, decided to rob him blind too.... [​IMG]
     
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    The author of this article is one Lester Munson, who was one of the biggest cheerleaders for the Duke Lacrosse Hoax. Munson was going on TV and claiming that "there was an air of MENACE in that house," months after the DNA tests came back negative. He wanted a plea bargain and admission of guilt from the players as late as December 2006. I looked at the archive and Munson has around a dozen articles on Roger Clemens and steriods, but only one on Barry Bonds.
     

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