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To go or not to go with a 2 quarterback roster again in 2010?

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Its time for the after seasons over annual look at the quarterback position

    Are you satisfied with just having 2 QBs on the roster for next season and having Hoyle be the guy if Brady has an injury? or do you want the team to pick up a veteran like Pennington or Croyle ect: or maybe a late draft pick?.

    I think this team has too many holes on both offense and defense to fill with young talent to waste a spot on a late round pick on a QB..Tebow has been mentioned but at this point is not expected to be high on teams lists looking for a starting QB and may not even be drafted to be a QB.

    So its likely either a cheap FA retread to back up Brady and Hoyle or we keep just 2 on the roster.

    Its comes down to how much confidence do you have in Hoyle should an emergency occur?.

    What do you think?
     
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    I'm for it. The risks are there, but any street-guy we'd have as #3 we could grab mid-season, imo.

    I think it worked out ok and I would have been able to watch without covering my eyes if Hoyer had needed to come in.

    The question will be if we use the roster space wisely. Maybe a TE who could play QB in a pinch? ;)
     
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    If we went with a rookie QB as the sole backup I see no reason we would suddenly want a better backup for that same QB with a year's experience.
     
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    I'm sure they'll bring in a few QBs (through regular FA or maybe an undrafted or 7th rounder) because you'll need a rotation to get through preseason. From that, you make a choice based on other needs and player performance to either keep three, or keep two and have the others on a "shadow roster" for emergencies.
     
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    We have the same chance of winning the superbowl with our thrid QB if he is a vet journyman, rookie drafted in the third round or if we use Wilfork as the QB after Brady and backup goes down -- zilch. So might as well use that roster spot on someone that will actually help get us to the superbowl.
     
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    ya two QB's is good. they need the roster spot for LB or D line dept. and any ways if the QB under center is not brady. the pats wont make the playoffs.
     
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    I like having 2QB on a roster. I don't see a need to carry 3, if you ever need your 3rd quarterback to run the offense in a game chances are you aren't going to win. It's more reps for Hoyle in practice, more 1 on 1 time with Brady to help him develop, and leaves you another roster spot to round out the defense/offense/special teams.
     
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    I wonder how Stanback would be as an emergency QB?

    I can't envision him making this years team unless he shows something unique in camp.
     
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    I'm fine with the 2QB being Brady and Hoyer with the emergency being Stanback or Edelman.

    I want some Edelman wildcat plays next year BTW.
     
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    Did they try that this year? I remember he botched the snap and we never saw it again
     
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    I forget the botched snap, what game was it when they tried it? I want to see it because the defense would respect the pass more then say Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams when they do the wildcat.
     
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    I'm all for it. Hoyer looked good in the limited time he got this season.
     
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    The "emergency QB" roster exemption helps the Pats (although it did burn the Dolphins twice last year). You have to remember that Endleman played most of plast year with a broken arm, which limited his "wildcat" and throwing plays. Hoyer seems to be an effective back-up QB. But what Endleman allows the Pats to do, is basically get another roster spot on gameday. The Pats list Brady and Endelman as the #1 and #2 QBs and then list Hoyer as the "emergency QB" meaning that in order for Hoyer to enter the game earlier than the 4th quarter, both Brady and Endelman have to be out of the game. It frees up a roster spot and the only real danger is that if Brady gets hurt before the 4th quarter, then you would have to either put Endlemann in at QB, or bench him and let Hoyer play.
     
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    They should have a developmental QB, taken either in the in the 6-7th round or as a priority free agent, who would clear waivers and make it to the PS. Remember, Brady was actually the 4th QB on the roster his rookie year. I think they need to take a chance like that every year.
     
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    Who the :confused3: is Hoyle?

    When he plays we can do the soccer chant .. Hoyle' ... Hoyle', Hoyle', Hoyle'
     
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    Just looked it up. Last game against the Jets:
    11-J.Edelman FUMBLES (Aborted) at NYJ 38, and recovers at NYJ 38. 11-J.Edelman to NYJ 38 for no gain (70-M.Devito). direct snap to NE 11-Edelman who was in motion and stopped behind center.
     
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    :p:p:p

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    Although they could have done it this way, they never did.

    In any case, it's certainly a possibility, since Edelman wears an acceptable QB number.

    Personally, with the Pats likely to have >4 picks in the last two rounds, I'd prefer they take a flier on a late-round QB.
     
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    Have to agree here. What would be the purpose of signing a veteran if Hoyer would play anyway if Brady went down? Besides, Edelman and Stanback were QBs in college. They could both get in the backfield and run the Double Secret Probation Wildcat.
     
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