Need another QB

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Big TT, Jun 11, 2006.

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  1. Big TT

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    Well now that it is done what about the future. We all know that "billy ball" is short term only, maybe if he stays healthy this season but next year it will be VY almost for sure. I suspect Billy will not want to return to the backup role especially if he performs at a resonable level. Which means a trade/release situation right? What happens then, I don't think Mauck will be around for this season much less next year. VY will need a backup, who is out there now or will be then that could fill that role.
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  2. Perahps Tommy Maddox, looks a good back up to me or Jay Fielder who I like. Other than those two I'm not sure...please don't say Kerry Collins cause I really really don't want him to be a Titan
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  3. fitantitans

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    Volek is under contract until 2007 and has a no-trade clause in his contract. That does not mean that we can't trade him, that just makes it harder to do so. If Billy takes us to the playoffs or even close to it, don't be surprised to see him back here in 2007 as a starter. McNair rode the bench for 3 years before taking over the QB spot.
    If Volek does extremely well, the coaches might have to stick with him.
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  4. TM

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    OK. Kerry Collins

    Collins efficency ratings were not substantially different than McNair's last year and significantly better than Volek's.

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/qb.php

    In addition, Collins has started 145 NFL games, Volek only 10. I see nothing wrong with bringing Collins in and letting him compete with Volek for the starting job. The last thing we want to have to do is be forced to play VY before he is ready if Volek goes down.
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  5. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

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    Tommy Maddox? C'mon man...
    If he ever walked onto LP Field again
    he would start having flashbacks!

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    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/recap/NFL_20021117_PIT@TEN

    If he does he had better sell himself some good health insurance first! :lol:

    ps- I was at that game!!!
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  6. CanadaTitan

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    collins is the best qb available free agent wise without a doubt, maddox and fiedler are aweful, collins is respectable at least, hes been to a superbowl
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  7. Gut

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    3 things...

    Can the Titans win this year? If not, why bring in a Kerry Collins?

    Is there a guarantee that VY will be ready next year? No. So we need a QB through next season.

    Third, how long can Fisher and Reese last without a winning record?

    Collins helps with questions 2 and 3 which means he'd help with 1 too IF he's here. Since I don't think Fisher and Reese will last much longer without a winning record...especially after the free agents we got and the draft, I think they'll bring in Collins or a defensive player. Considering Volek is 'fragile' and our OL has been leaky, put your money on a QB or an OT is a decent vet shakes loose.

    I wouldn't mind a defensive player though. Defense wins championships!

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  8. Gut

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    Fielder is coming off major shoulder surgery so the only way they nab him is as a backup (mainly for '07 and '08) and can get him very cheap AND spend our money on a defensive player or OL.

    I don't want Maddox!

    And believe it or not, Collins played behind some really leaky O-lines with the Giants so he's been there before. And despite his immobility, he's not Chris Chandler!

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  9. wplatham

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    In the mean time, I could see the coaching staff developing a young guy to become Young's backup. I know we have a UDFA QB from Texas Tech on the roster. I imagine they'll keep developing Mauck too. If nothing else, we'll sign a backup QB next offseason.
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  10. We need a backup QB for Young in 07, and I think Fielder can do that, plus like Gut says he's cheap.

    Forgot about that Maddox game with the Titans........................
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