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  1. edzo44

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    In a former thread on Backup Quarterbacks I asked a question but never got a response as the thread sort of died, so I'll ask again.

    We always talk about BB always being prepared for "situational" football, so if the "situation" is ALL your active Quarterbacks got hurt in the same game what does he do?

    "Are there any players on the "active" roster that were Quarterbacks in high school or college"? "Has BB had them taking an occasional snap or two in practice just in case the proposed injury scenario were to occur"?

    So, who are the ex-quarterbacks, if any, on the team? I'm still curious.
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    I think Kevin Faulk played QB in high school and is the emergency guy if something were to happen that caused all the QB to be unavailable. I think Belichick has commented on this in the past about Faulk.
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    I think there comes a point where a situation is so highly unlikely that you don't bother formulating any sort of contingency plan.

    But IF it happened that NE lost all 3 of their QBs to injuries so severe that none of them were able to come back then you pretty much can end the game right then and there (not to mention the season as well). What they would probably do is direct snap the ball to a backup RB or WR and he would just try to get 3 yards and a cloud of dust (either on his own or by a handoff) and let another 45 seconds run off before they snap it again.

    I don't know off-hand of any Patriots players that played QB in college (beyond the obvious), but I would bet you dollars to donuts there are a few that did in high school because anyone good enough to play in the NFL probably dominated his high school league and was given the ball as much and as often as possible.
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    Asante Samuel played QB, among other positions, in HS but I bet BB would throw Troy Brown in there in a pinch
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    Dan Klecko is the obvious choice. He would probably come in before any of the backup QBs we have if god forbid Brady were to get hurt.
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    Reche Caldwell of all people..

    Reche Caldwell, WR, San Diego – A tremendous athlete, Caldwell, has soft hands and runs crisp routes. He doesn't have blinding speed, but plays fast. He is a converted quarterback who is expected to battle for the No. 3 receiver spot.

    This just leads me to believe we got him for more than just his pass catching ability. I thought for sure we picked him up for his blocking ability ( for our screen passes) as much as his catching ability. But, this adds a whole new dimension to how we might be able to use him. Brady to Caldwell to Jackson... way, way, open downfield.
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    Of course he has a contingency. Isn't it obvious?

    With no other QB options, Coach Belichick turns towards the worried fans at Gillette Stadium - within moments our eyes lock. We exchange glances and each nod at each other knowingly, as BB sees my competitive "Eye of the Tiger" and points my way...

    Security escorts me to the locker room where I suit up, while BB quickly places a call to the league office, evoking the "Bill Polian Rule"* allowing a coach a one time opportunity to change the rules anyway he see's fit. (...most recently used by the Steelers in the Super Bowl who decreed that all calls should be decided in their favor for the duration of the game).

    I'm instantly added to the active roster, am given a quick overview of the playbook during the timeout, and go on to lead the team to a come from behind victory. The stadium goes wild and fans demand that I be promoted to the full time starting QB even once Brady returns, however I magnanimously decline, placing the QB duties back in the able hands of our three time Super Bowl winning QB.

    All of this is, of couse, spelled out in Appendix HH of the Official Patriots Playbook.

    Glad I could clear this matter up.

    *Note: In establishing the "Bill Polian Rule", Bill Polian also changed the rules to allow Bill Polian to change the rules ANYTIME he sees fit - not just once like other teams. It's known as the "Bill Polian Amendment" to the "Bill Polian Rule".
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    Kevin Faulk takes "emergency QB" snaps in practice. The NFL has taken steps to make sure that this never happens. Remember the 3rd QB is not officially on the game-day roster. The third QB can only enter the game if the first 2 QBs are knocked out of the game, or in the fourth quarter. I would also bet that at least ten current Pats played some QB in high school.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/footba...8/faulk_no_small_factor_in_patriots_progress/
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    You, sir, are one funny S.O.B. :singing:

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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    Yes, yes... I see the glaucoma herbs are of the highest quality in JoeSixPat's neck of the woods.
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    And as Joe awakens from his ultimate fanasty dream, his wife yells at him to get off his ass and mow the lawn.
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    Man, that guy is wicked smart..!! Why can we get smart people like that running our team...?
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    I'd actually like to see Wilfork taking snaps. That dude can do anything. Plus he'd be unstoppable on QB sneaks.
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    Kordells on ice waiting to be thawed in the training room
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    Read half the post before I realized it wasn't NEM.:D

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