Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Keegs, Dec 14, 2007.
Does anyone else think that Grossman would be a great backup for this team?
Quote from a Georgia fan before last year's SB, "I don't think I can live in a world, where Rex Grossman is a Superbowl championship quaterback".
I hope this is a joke.
Grossman locks on receivers, has abominal decision making and is an overall bad quarterback. He in New England makes no sense whatsoever.
No. Rex Grossman stinks.
You are kidding, right?
no i'm not kidding.
He's better than Cassel.
with our line he could be a decent backup
and i think that maybe just maaaaaybe playing behind the Best QB of all time might help make him better.
but that might just be a crazy thought
No way. Bad player, bad attitude.
He will cost significantly more than Cassell because he has NFL starting experience. He sucks and I don't even want him in the same state as the Pats.
perhaps i am the only one but David Carr would be a nice Tom back up (imho)
No! No! A thousand times no! He sucks
Carr or Grossman ?
Rex Grossman shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a football. Nor a football field. Infact, Rex Grossman shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a proffesional organisation.
I though LeKevin was the backup QB, backup kicker and assistant coach?
I could see that sanerio if it involved hookers, poker, Tank Johnson, fighting dogs and Bridget Moynhan.
NO WAY!! David Carr is terrible!
yep, didn't think anyone had the sack to agree with me.
I'm convinced there are a few people out there who just don't have the balls to post it on an anonymous internet message board (for whatever reason)
Once again, it's as a BACKUP. not a starter.
the main problem in every negative response in this thread is that you all are assuming there is no room for Rex to improve or play any better on a significantly better team. That's kinda ridiculous you won't even take that into account.
Is it possible? Yeah, it's possible he can get better. Is it probable? Sure...
... but are there better backup QB's? Definitly. Grossman, as of right now, is a very bad QB... why take a chance on someone so bad?! He won the super bowl for the other team!!
Carr is in the midst of his personal three strikes and your out program.
Both of these guys have proved to he consistent at only one thing - making mistakes. Belichick cannot tolerate guys who continue to make the same mistakes. That is why Brady remained the replacement when Bledsoe was all better...
Some here get so caught up on having a name at a position they ignore why that individual might be available. Tom wasn't groomed for the position by Charlie and Bill - he came to us as is. BB can't turn these guys around, nor does he have the time and inclination to. There are certain basic attributes a QB has to have to have a shot at functioning in this system, and Grossman and Carr don't have the most significant of them - the ability to consistently make good decisions quickly.
The Colts just signed their backup, the incomparable Jim Sorgi, to a three year extension. Now, some there justifiably question why a guy worth having would do that - why not want to be a starter elsewhere. But what the Colts FO understands is this is a guy who thoroughly grasps a system Peyton Manning runs (whether he or anyone could run it or not remains to be seen). And he continues to work hard and not cause discontent in a position where he may never see starting game action.
Belichick probably would have kept Huard here except he didn't really want to pay a premium for a backup at that time and he knew the backup wanted a shot to start. Carr and Grossman will always crave that shot no matter how many times they blow it. And no matter how much counsel and support they might be given, they will always revert to form under pressure. And make no mistake about it, the QB of this team faces pressure - it's partly his job to mitigate it rather than exacerbate it.
Don't get defensive because the majority of the posters here did not agree with your assumption. It's a matter of actually watching Grossman play and thinking he would not be a good fit here in New England. Hardly a matter of having balls.
He has always stunk, he is not that young, his decision making is horrendous, he isn't very phisically gifted and he would demand a huge amount of money for a backup. Is there any upside I'm missing here?
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