Rank the Titans starting QBs

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by CRUDS, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. GeronimoJackson

    GeronimoJackson Pro Bowler

    Volek wasn't a scrub but you're overrating him like crazy. Did you actually watch the games that season or just looked at the boxscore? By the time Volek replaced McNair, our season was a lost cause already so Volek got the green light to freelance and that drastically padded his numbers (or maybe you already knew Volek wasn't that good and buttering him up was just an excuse to hate on McNair, see last paragraph for what I mean).

    And you act like Volek had a pro bowl year or something, he had two monster games that helped him have a decent overall season, but he is what he is, a career back up. There's a reason why we traded him for a bag of chips and to a team that already had a franchise QB. If he was anywhere near as good as you make him out to be, he would have gotten a shot somewhere.

    It's ironic that you call out people for overrating McNair because he's dead when you like to criticize him for the very same reason. I can bet if McNair was alive, you wouldn't criticize him nearly as much and that's because you say things for shock value, to get a reaction, because you know a lot of people are sensitive when it comes to McNair.
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  2. mike75

    mike75 Starter

    In 2004, Billy Volek became only the fourth quarterback in NFL history—along with Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, and Phil Simms—to pass for over 400 yards in two consecutive games,a feat that was also accomplished in 2008 by New England quarterback Matt Cassel and in 2011 by Tom Brady and Cam Newton. In doing so, he set the all time record for passing yards in back to back games with 918.No other quarterback in the history of the NFL has thrown for more yards in back to back games than Volek.

    Now we know what happened with Fisher saying Volek lied or was untruthful then traded him to the San Diego Chargers to backup Phillip Rivers.Could we have gotten more for Volek? Think for a minute about Matt Flynn and Kevin Kolb who started as backups.Both of these quarterbacks did less than Volek did back then and got insane offers when they strung together some decent games and some teams that were desperate got intrugued about how well they might do if given a chance at being starter and one traded quite a bit doing it while the other paid a lot.Kolb was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles to Arizona for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round draft pick.Seattle Seahawks signed Flynn to a three year 20 million dollar deal only to have him sit as a backup again when Russell Wilson beat him for the starters job.Kolb was let go after two losing seasons in Arizona.

    How come we couldn't have done something similar with Volek because he proved he could play here in Tennessee.He replaced Rivers in a 2008 playoff game against the Colts and lead the Chargers to a win on the road in the last minutes of the game.
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  3. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne #CoachKegstand


    Saying he outplayed McNair is hardly overrating him.

    And I hated on Steve McNair his last 2 seasons here and his time in Baltimore because I honestly thought he sucked.

    However-- I stayed the same while everyone else gave him the Tupac treatment because he got killed.

    I couldn't care less whether he's alive or not. I'm simply analyzing him as a player- and he was great for about 1 season- mediocre for all the others.
  4. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

    What idiot would judge Mcnair primarily on his last 2 seasons here? Duece! He was a starting QB for this franchise for 9 years ad a top 10 QB for at least 5 of those years.

    Anybody who would rate Mauch or smith above KFC is brain dead.
  5. TitansWillWin2

    TitansWillWin2 Starter

    I think its funny how you guys think Volek was better than CJ. If you want to, look at how many winning seasons we had with each qb and their record.
  6. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most poverty RB core.

    Who is CJ?

    If you mean VY, then There's a marginal difference. C to C- is nearly indistinguishable. They both were not that good. Either way, neither are NFl starting material.

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    IDK how, but Billy Volek has tricked half this fanbase. He sucked!

    He was so bad he knew he was a career back-up at best.

    I guess a few 400-yard games will do that to people.

    BTW we lost those 2 games he went insane for.

    But I do give him props for always getting better, year after year.
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  8. GoT

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    KFC was the worst 'QB' ever for the Titans. At least Mauck, Simms, Johnson ect did not hurt the Titans by getting snaps. Sure they probably had less talent than KFC I say questioning why they were in The League, but at least they rode the pine instead of costing the Titans games.
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  9. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most poverty RB core.

    He was a career backup, as was every Titan QB we've ever had besides McNair.
  10. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    and besides Hasselbeck. and besides KFC. Say whatever you want about the guys, but if you are saying he was a career backup you are lying.
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