Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by pats1, Sep 1, 2009.
Could there be more of a lock to become a Patriot?
He would fit in nice and tidy. He's probably already held some of the clipboards!
Deus Irae, I don't know why you think this guy is done but I think he's be much better than what we have now.
I agree. Hes only 35, has been fairly productive as a backup QB and knows at least the base part of the offense.
Question is, you bring him in but like Hoyer will he last until the practice squad? Don't know.
We realize he can't make a superior team like the 49ers but
probably can make an inferior team like the Patriots.
He was playing for vet minimum when he was here and the Pats let him go. If the Pats are so high on him, why didn't they keep him?
Personally, I liked the guy and was sorry to see him go. I'd be happy if they signed him. But it isn't what I like, it is what BB likes, and he gave us a clue when he let Huard walk.
He wasn't good enough to stick with the Chiefs or the 49ers as even a 3rd string QB, but New England should pick him up?
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No, thanks. I'll pass.
This almost sounds too weird to be correct but in '06, '07 & '08 he had 17 fumbles, 18 interceptions and 24 TDs while playing in 26 games with KC.
Why would anyone think an old retread like Huard would do any better in the Pats offense than a guy like Walter (who at least is young and has upside)? I'd use the words "washed up" for Huard but, in order to be washed up, you had to have been successful at first. Sh*t, why not just drag Drew Bledsoe out of retirement, he's only 37...
What, you prefer a Raiders castoff?
People are giving up on Walter way too fast... I think he has major upside... Huard would be good insurance and a sounding board for Brady.. Would like to stay status quo, wont mind Huard as a number 3... I think we should worry more about Lb and secondary players
Oh I wouldn't go that far.
But you'd think this guy would have some familiarity with the offense.
I'd say he's at least worth a look.
Yes, I prefer a 27 year old player who didn't work out in the most dysfunctional spot in the league over a player who's been cut loose by 4 teams, including this very team, and is 36 years old.
Why dont we just give Eason a call.
Let's withhold judgement until after Thursday's game. Maybe,
Walter's performance will make us all yearn for Huard. I don't
think Huard will be snapped up quickly like Kevin O'Connell.
You don't like Randy Moss? Why ever not?
Who would Brady prefer to carry the clipboard and talk to him during the game: Huard or Hoyer. I suspect that the answer is Huard, but perhaps not.
In any case, it is most unlikely that he is a better option than Walter for the #2.
I loved Huard when he was Huere but he had some chances of progression back then. Wouldn't it be better to stick with quarterbacks who still have a chance to grow?
If you see this as a lock, give me some odds.
Right, because the Patriots never bring in aging veterans to fill their backup quarterback spots. John Friesz, (Damon Huard), Jim Miller, Doug Flutie, and Vinny Testaverde mustn't have been on the team, then.
Then I take it that Jeff George is out of the picture????
Not sure what that has to do with it. Yes, the Pats don't hesitate to bring in an aging vet. That doesn't mean Huard is a GOOD aging vet. Even at his advanced age, Testaverde had some tread on the tires. Also, most of those guys had much greater success than Huard. Buying a used Audi is one thing; buying a used Yugo is another.
Agree COMPLETELY!!!!!! And, we wouldn't have to trade for him. I love this. Please let it happen.
I think Huard is just as good at this point, if not better, than those players were when the Pats signed them. Huard knows the system and is about the bset you're going to get on the street for an experienced quarterback. I'd rather have him coming into a gme to replace Brady than Walter, and I'd rather have Huard holding a clipboard than Walter. And the Pats could certainly keep both; Hoyer shouldn't have too much of a problem making it to the practice squad.
This is really the point. If you think there simply has not been enough time to gain confidence that Walter can step in, and you KNOW that it is too soon to put Hoyer in that position, then Huard makes sense. It is also possible they do not want to expose Hoyer (who they have looked at for a couple of months at least).
Huard is the reason Cassel is the $60M man in KC. He's had his chances and he's taken his lumps, five fold. He was Drew's backup and wingman for the 2001 season only he got lapped by the 6th rounder. He didn't want to stay and back him up, why would Bill want him now? Pioli cut him as soon as he got to KC... He needs a solid backup, not a veteran presence which is what Flutie and Testaverde were here for. Brady is now that veteran presence (in BB's book that's a player with 8+ seasons and some success at overcoming adversity). They were only going to come in if Tom went down in a game. By the next week Cassel was going to be coached up if they needed a longer replacement. Walter has the NFL exposure Cassel lacked. He will be the first guy in and unless he totally tanks Hoyer will never see the field
Kansas City fans would strongly disagree.
He's worth a look.
I forgot this is one of those weeks, where we'll see a bunch of these threads.
ok, Huard first......ummm,,,no. I havent see enough of Walter to be able to say he's no good. Thats why im really looking forward to thurs game. I have, however, seen enough of Huard to think we'd be desperate to bring him back. Its not that i don't like the guy, but i think there will be better options out there next week, IF BB decides to go that route.
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