The Great: JOE WEBB

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Ensconatus, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    I wouldnt be surprised if the Vikings pickup a QB in the 3rd round. Ponder hasn't been great, but he put together a decent season. Webb is a terrible backup. Their third stringer is "McLeod Bethel-Thompson"... who?!?!

    I could see EJ Manuel, Landry Jones, or Zac Dysert falling into the 3rd. If that happens, Vikings need to take him. Who knows, maybe they'll get a Russell Wilson out of the draftee. Worse case scenario they get some competition for Ponder and a improved backup QB. Especially for Ponder who has a serious injury history.
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  2. Scarecrow

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    But really, how is that any different than regular Ponder?
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  3. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

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    This is on the FO and coach for not having a competent backup QB. Not Ponder for getting hurt.
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  4. Titan43

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    Yeah, thats the point of 'playing through pain'. He was most likely not putting everything he had on the ball becuase it 'hurt too much'. Some guys will go out there and throw the ball as hard as they normally do even if there is some pain associated with it. Some guys let the pain affect them, and not give it all they have because of the pain ... It would be a little different if the injury prevented him from making the throws mechanically like if it was broken or somthing.
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  5. Kaeotik

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    Pure speculation.
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  6. Titan43

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    Yep ... and so is everything that you posted as well. In fact this is a message board full of people that have ZERO inside information, so its almost always 'pure speculation'
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  7. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

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    Wrong. I got my information from someone on ESPN who actually watched the man warmup. That is not pure speculation. Saying that he threw soft on purpose because it "hurt too much" is pure speculation.
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  8. Titan43

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    Yeah, but your implying that his 'throwing too soft' is not due to pain ... which is also speculation.

    There is only 1 fact, and that is that his throws were weak. That is not the argument. The argument is why were they weak. Some say its because he can't play through the pain, you are refuting that ... however the entire arguement is pure speculation
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  9. Ensconatus

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    Paging Dr Whooooo cares.
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  10. UrbanLegend3

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    Many injuries literally prevent an athlete from playing effectively. For example a pulled hamstring will prevent a sprinter from running at his full speed regardless of his pain tolerance or level of toughness. We are human beings made of bone and soft tissue,not machines. Ponder already has a less than stellar arm, his throws can only decrease in velocity and accuracy with this injury. A guy like Vick who has a legit cannon would also have weaker throws due to injury but might still be effective because his initial arm strength/velocity is higher.

    Webb stunk it up but Ponder would have been just as bad and could have potentially injured the elbow further. They made the right move, just didn't work out. I've always hated guys who hurt their team because they are "too tough" or "competitive" to sit their ineffective ass down and let a healthy player take over.
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