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View Poll Results: What should we do for our backup option?
Re-sign Bruce 9 20.45%
Roll with Robinson 9 20.45%
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:20 PM
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So what do people want to do in regards to our backup QB situation?

Obviously Gradkowski isn't popular with fans, but he seems to be a "mentor" to Dalton.

Robinson has been our 3rd QB for two seasons now.

Should we look into free agency for a new #2? Here's a somewhat updated list of FAs.
http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/featu.../fa.php?y=2013

Or should we look at drafting a long term backup?
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Sign Jason Campbell, let Grad "mentor" from the 3rd spot, put Zac Robinson on the PS.
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combination of the 2...Sign a vet & draft a rookie as well. Wouldnt mind if that would be a 4th round range pick either, though wont ever happen.
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combination of the 2...Sign a vet & draft a rookie as well. Wouldnt mind if that would be a 4th round range pick either, though wont ever happen.
You can only pick one or the other. Most teams only have 2 QBs on the active roster and would be hard to keep a 4th round QB on the practice squad.
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Campbell, Moore, Stanton
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:37 AM
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Campbell, Moore, Stanton
I've always liked Drew Stanton, even though he played for some terrible Lions teams.

Matt Moore is 13-12 as a starter in Carolina and Miami (pretty good considering the teams).

Jason Campbell is starter quality. Probably the best backup in the league.

I'd be happy with any of those, although I'd be wary of a QB controversy if we brought in Campbell.
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I think you take the guy making league minimum who you've had on your practice squad the last 2 years in Robinson. You can't put him on the practice squad again, I don't think he's eligible anymore. So either you show that you didn't waste 2 years developing the guy on the PS and let him be the backup, or you hire a FA who will cost more, and have 2 years less knowledge of Jay Gruden's offense.

If Campbell comes in, he has to learn it all. Robinson has practiced the last two seasons in this offense, with these players. They know him, he knows them, and I think it'd be a much smoother transition if anything happened to Dalton.

Plus as an added bonus, you can have Robinson snapping the ball to Robinson. I'm sure the Bengals can scrounge up a RB and WR named Robinson too. Imagine that broadcasting commentary gold!
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I think you take the guy making league minimum who you've had on your practice squad the last 2 years in Robinson. You can't put him on the practice squad again, I don't think he's eligible anymore. So either you show that you didn't waste 2 years developing the guy on the PS and let him be the backup, or you hire a FA who will cost more, and have 2 years less knowledge of Jay Gruden's offense.

If Campbell comes in, he has to learn it all. Robinson has practiced the last two seasons in this offense, with these players. They know him, he knows them, and I think it'd be a much smoother transition if anything happened to Dalton.

Plus as an added bonus, you can have Robinson snapping the ball to Robinson. I'm sure the Bengals can scrounge up a RB and WR named Robinson too. Imagine that broadcasting commentary gold!
Robinson won't be able to push Dalton. Dalton needs to have someone breathing down his neck.
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Campbell #1 (especially if Hue becomes OC)........or #2 David Garrard
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Robinson won't be able to push Dalton. Dalton needs to have someone breathing down his neck.
Honestly... there's probably some truth in that and you're likely right.. I just feel like it's a shame if you train the guy for 2 years to be a backup and then let him go. Like farming, and once the food grows, throwing it all away. Hah
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Honestly... there's probably some truth in that and you're likely right.. I just feel like it's a shame if you train the guy for 2 years to be a backup and then let him go. Like farming, and once the food grows, throwing it all away. Hah
We could keep Robinson, Grad is a FA. Campbell has had much more success as a starter than Grad, he could mentor Dalton better probably.
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Robinson was playing pretty good last preseason and if he has progressed I would make him my #2 QB.

Since the #2 QB playing is somewhat unlikey (assuming the OL is fixed) I don't see any reason to spend much on the back up.

If Dalton needs pushed by the #2 we need a new starter not a back up.
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Robinson was playing pretty good last preseason and if he has progressed I would make him my #2 QB.

Since the #2 QB playing is somewhat unlikey (assuming the OL is fixed) I don't see any reason to spend much on the back up.

If Dalton needs pushed by the #2 we need a new starter not a back up.
Competition breeds excellence, if we have a #2 who can push Andy, it will make Andy play harder since he's such a prideful kid.
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We could keep Robinson, Grad is a FA. Campbell has had much more success as a starter than Grad, he could mentor Dalton better probably.
I don't think they'll keep 3 QBs, and Robinson is out of PS eligibility. So if they bring in a vet backup, Robinson will be gone and they'll have to get some other QB to stash on their PS.
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I don't think they'll keep 3 QBs, and Robinson is out of PS eligibility. So if they bring in a vet backup, Robinson will be gone and they'll have to get some other QB to stash on their PS.
I thought the thing about the practice squad rule was 8 real games accrued, not years.
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Draft a backup will help a lot for our team .
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Competition breeds excellence, if we have a #2 who can push Andy, it will make Andy play harder since he's such a prideful kid.
Historically this does not work.

And is a horrible idea.
It has never worked and it usually ends up ruining both QBs.




QBs do not play better when they fear for their jobs.
Its a position based on confidence.

Why on earth would you want to open that can of worms.
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You can only pick one or the other. Most teams only have 2 QBs on the active roster and would be hard to keep a 4th round QB on the practice squad.

Put the rookie on the 53, but just make him inactive. There are always 7 inactives anyways. The rookie could be the long-term solution, and the vet would be the short term.

And to be beside the point, the NFL should expand the 46 & 53 - man rosters. I agreed with Bill Cowher on what he recently said. If the league is going to be so pro-active in protecting these players, they should expand the rosters so coaches can be more flexible in having guys to play when injuries pop up as opposed to feeling reluctant in putting a hurt guy back in.
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So what do people want to do in regards to our backup QB situation?

Obviously Gradkowski isn't popular with fans, but he seems to be a "mentor" to Dalton.

Robinson has been our 3rd QB for two seasons now.

Should we look into free agency for a new #2? Here's a somewhat updated list of FAs.
http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/featu.../fa.php?y=2013

Or should we look at drafting a long term backup?
I never got that part about Gradkowski being a mentor ...The guy has never done anything ....And hes not very good at all ....So how can a guy teach a guy what hes never done ......Only in cinncinnati this kind of stuff happens....Just dont make sense To me does it to anyone else?
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I never got that part about Gradkowski being a mentor ...The guy has never done anything ....And hes not very good at all ....So how can a guy teach a guy what hes never done ......Only in cinncinnati this kind of stuff happens....Just dont make sense To me does it to anyone else?
Bad QBs are always the best helpers since they had no real talent. Because of that, they could only focus on technique
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So what do people want to do in regards to our backup QB situation?

Obviously Gradkowski isn't popular with fans, but he seems to be a "mentor" to Dalton.

Robinson has been our 3rd QB for two seasons now.

Should we look into free agency for a new #2? Here's a somewhat updated list of FAs.
http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/featu.../fa.php?y=2013

Or should we look at drafting a long term backup?
Give me Matt Moore, Tarvaris jackson or Derek Anderson as our number 2.
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Give me Matt Moore, Tarvaris jackson or Derek Anderson as our number 2.
Where is the option for Jordan Palmer.

what ever happened to Dennis Dixon from the steelers?
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Where is the option for Jordan Palmer.

what ever happened to Dennis Dixon from the steelers?
How about Jordan Rodgers?

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