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- Jul 30, 2006
I figured I would start up a thread for NFL news, Rumors and our random thoughts. It's easier to post here rather than post in the weekly threads.
I agree, I think Petty would excel...wish he was given the opportunity. As far as those three quotabacks you mention, unfortunately they'll probably be replaced by three other quotabacks from the 2017 NFL draft.Jay Cutler looks to be out for the season. I think his time is over in Chicago. He still has 4-5 good years left in the tank and one of the strongest arms in the league. Chicago has been a disaster since Fox took over. Cutler will be an interesting FA QB to watch.
Ryan Fitzpatrick will start again for the Jets. Bowles is afraid of losing the team but it is already a lost cause. I have seen reports of quite a bit of offseason purging of some of the Jets high profile guys. Fitzpatrick blew his shot this year by sitting out for all of the preseason while demanding more money. I wish they would throw Petty in there.
Another more positive development is that Krapernick, Smiff and Griffin may very well be on their way out of the league after this season. Krapernick is toxic (and his skills have eroded considerably) and I would say most franchises want to stay away from him. The Gremlin has proved to be nothing but a one year wonder who is oft-injured - the Browns made a mistake in trusting him to be their starting QB. Smiff is a bum and I seriously doubt he will get any real shot at a starting job.
Just like the Jets did with Greg McElroy who was never given a chance. I was pretty high on him and think he showed a lot of promise and moxie (which is borderline "illegal" for a White player to display) but I think he offended Rex one time or something and that was it for him.Experts aka caste pundits are already writing off Petty as a Jet. They should stick with him and draft Taylor or Switzer in the slot and unleash it with a healthy Decker.
I agree, I think Petty would excel...wish he was given the opportunity. As far as those three quotabacks you mention, unfortunately they'll probably be replaced by three other quotabacks from the 2017 NFL draft.
Jay Cutler looks to be out for the season. I think his time is over in Chicago. He still has 4-5 good years left in the tank and one of the strongest arms in the league. Chicago has been a disaster since Fox took over. Cutler will be an interesting FA QB to watch.
A team like the Jets would be smart to pick up Cutler if say... Trubisky is off the board by the time the Jets pick in the draft. Of course, as a Dolphins fan there is nothing I would like more than to see them draft a bum like Kizer to continue the comedy of errors repuation that is the entire Jets franchise.
I think Cutler would be a good stop gap QB to buy them some time with Hackenberg who I would assume they plan to do development with prior to giving him a shot. The Jets have so many miscreants on that team they need to jettison so I don't think they will draft a QB in the first round next year. I bet Wilkerson and Muhammad won't be on the team next year, Fitzpatrick will be gone and Revis as well.
Supposedly the Browns love Trubisky (who has yet to declare):
I am still interested to see how the situations with Glennon, Landry Jones, Garrapolo and Semien play out. Glennon is a FA and is worth a look as a QB to build around, Jones played pretty well in relief of Ben the past two seasons, Garrapolo could be traded away (Brady is 39 but has been a machine this year and has not shown any signs of a physical breakdown like Manning did) and depending on how comfortable the Broncos feel with Lynch they will probably be able to flip Semien to a QB needy team.
If the NFL was opened up via anti trust legislation and subjected to market forces, odds are small and or smart teams (such the Patirots) would look outside the box when it comes to talent. As it is, its a closed shop, so long as no one rocks the boat by fielding white heavy teams, nothing will change, ever.The NFL needs a Trumplike disruptor as commissioner. Do much rot.