Will get to see what he can do around week 8 or 9. I remember him torching the Steelers when he played for the Raiders.
Not only do I know it, but I teach logical fallacies at two universities while you drop to your knees whenever you hear the word "fallacy" thinking you are about to give a BJ. Take the dictionary out from under your couch leg and look it up. A straw man argument is incorrectly stating someone else's argument and shooting down the fake argument. You framed my argument as me having a 21 year old rookie backing up Ben when I was quite clear that Batch would be the main backup for another year. That is a straw man.I don't think you know what a straw man argument is.
I used both. One has been a competent starter or backup his entire career (yes, that is relevant), while the other has won 30 percent of the games he started over seven years. Batch had not played meaningful games for a couple of years until last year and would have been 2-0 if the RBs could have held onto the football. He did not do this for a "contender" but for an 8-8 team and his win came against the world champions.Who uses stats to compare backup QBs with a decade in age between them?
Huh? The question was how many teams let "competent backup" Gradkowski go, and you say, "Not many?" We are his SIXTH team. In Tampa, he was benched for Tim Rattay and Luke McClown.Not many, which is why getting one at 30 yrs old for 3 years is a good move
In St. Louis, he was cut for Brock Berlin as their number 3.
In Cleveland, he was cut to make room for the future hall of famers Richard Bartell and Brett Ratliff.
In Oakland, he was obviously seen as worse than Jamarcus Russell. While you say "Batch may break a rib when he sneezes", Gradkowski went on IR in 2009 and 2010. The Raiders did not want him in 2011 because they had Tyrelle Pryor and Kyle Boller backing up Campbell.
In Cincy, he was so valued that they kept Zac Robinson (a 7th rounder) and let Gradkowski go.
Meanwhile, you completely ignore your statement that was "Crash" worthy, that 6th rounders do not develop into competent backups at the same time arguing the merits of 6th rounder Gradkowski. Not to mention that Brady was a 6th rounder. One that many Steelers fans were sorry to lose was Dennis Dixon, a fifth rounder.
Rex Grossman or Jason Campbell would have been much more "competent backups."
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