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    How Many Teams Have Franchise Backup QB's ?

    In a previous thread I defended the quality and record of our backup QB"s. I don't even have to mention their names as we all know who they are. We seem to have something special in ours, they don't seem to mind their station. My reply put me to thinking about other franchises and their QB's.

    Does any other team have a situation like ours? It seems that many backup QB's around the league seem to hang with a team for a few years before moving on. I do believe our record with backups is pretty good. The member I replied to complained about our backups, and I argued otherwise. I am happy with what we have. Who the heck else is out there? Is Johny Unitas the third available? What the heck?

    What are your opinions on backups?

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    Our backups are to the point of old and super slow. They are both obviously injury prone... i know arians is gone now, so they shouldnt get hit as much. Dixon was crushed too and he was fast, but he had to play in Bens scheme. Arians should have had a Vick style offense for Dixon ready to go or we should have drafted a QB like John Skelton. 6'5 255lbs to play bens role when injured.

    Lets see now... Arians finished off #1 Couch in Cleveland, has had Ben in medical wear every year, Dixon, Batch, Byron have all been broken... Lets see if #1 Luck makes it. If Luck gets hurt i prove my point...

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    If Weeden starts.... The Browns will release Seneca Wallace or Coly McCoy. Is either better than our glass QB's

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    i woudlnt mind mccoy i doubt they release him though

    we need to find a matt flynn, who imo is going to suck as a starter but was easily one of the top 5 backup QBs

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    No matter how much we all want to see a better back up QB this year , we are unfortunately stuck with what we have. I'm hoping T Smith makes it just to have a younger QB in there instead of old (Batch) and slow (Leftwich).
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    I know Donovan McNabb is 36 yrs. old, but what about bringing him in for a look/compete for a roster spot. I know he wants to be a starter, but could he be persuaded to understand a new role. I like the idea of Ben, Donovan and Troy Smith in that order.
    Any thoughts?

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    I am not happy wit Leftwich. Seems like IR every year. I don't mind Batch at #3, but I think we need to solidify the #2 QB position very soon.

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    We are a concussion away from an 8-8 season....but most teams will go into the tank when you get to the number two.
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    I want to see what Troy Smith brings to us in practice. We all agree we've seen enough of Batch and Leftwhich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chisteeler View Post
    I know Donovan McNabb is 36 yrs. old, but what about bringing him in for a look/compete for a roster spot. I know he wants to be a starter, but could he be persuaded to understand a new role. I like the idea of Ben, Donovan and Troy Smith in that order.
    Any thoughts?
    Batch is close to 38 so we get younger..

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