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    Could we not have just picked up a free agent QB while Ben is out?

    I don't know 100% the rules regarding free agents, but couldn't we have just 'borrowed' one from the free agent list while Ben was out, then cut him as soon as Ben is ready to come back (or indeed keep him as backup if Ben should have any recurring issues)

    This is the list of current free agent QB's
    David Garrard
    Donovan McNabb
    Vince Young
    Josh Johnson
    Seneca Wallace
    A.J. Feeley
    Chris Redman
    John Beck
    Sage Rosenfels
    Curtis Painter
    Billy Volek
    Kellen Clemens
    Mike Kafka
    Patrick Ramsey
    Jim Sorgi
    Troy Smith
    J.P. Losman
    Mark Brunell
    Stephen McGee
    Kevin O’Connell
    Jeff Garcia
    Brett Ratliff
    Tom Brandstater
    Rhett Bomar
    Sean Canfield
    Nathan Enderle

    There must be one, that could have done a good enough job for today. I'm thinking Vince Young myself

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    In all honesty that list is pretty much slim pickings. You just don't find decent QBs hanging out at the pool hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChucktownSteeler View Post
    In all honesty that list is pretty much slim pickings. You just don't find decent QBs hanging out at the pool hall.
    Exactly, then add in the factor that you do not pick up an NFL offense in 3-4 practices.
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    none of these guys are old veterans like Batch... Come'on man

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    Could we not have just picked up a free agent QB while Ben is out?

    Needed to keep the young guy. Having an old dusty non mobile QB on this roster is joke!
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    Please don't put J.P. Losman on any list....lol The Steelers did sign a FA QB on par with that list with Brian Hoyer......Bottom line the Steelers have to think hard about drafting a young QB to groom within the first four rounds in the upcoming draft......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black@Gold Forever32 View Post
    Please don't put J.P. Losman on any list....lol The Steelers did sign a FA QB on par with that list with Brian Hoyer......Bottom line the Steelers have to think hard about drafting a young QB to groom within the first four rounds in the upcoming draft......
    Great. Let's spend a top 4 round draft pick on another team's QB of the future. Wouldn't it just be easier to give away the draft pick and not waste all the time training him so he can leave in four years as a FA when Ben is still on front of him?

    Until Ben hits that "retire in the next 4 years" window, it is a waste of a pick.
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    If only we had Kellon Clemens! LOL
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    I would have loved to seen Clemons in Black and Gold today. What would he have done worse? Throw 4 picks?
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    You would have "loved" to see Clemons? Why? The guy has 7 career passing TDs and twice as many INTs. The "other guy" is not necessarily better just because he is the "other guy."
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