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View Poll Results: What would you do for 2010-11
Stay with Orton 38 48.72%
Trade for McNabb 27 34.62%
Other: Please specify 13 16.67%
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Just a simple snapshot of the Mane before we get any deeper into the McNabb saga. I'm not talking about long term stuff here. The team needs a stop-gap QB until the next young guy is ready, whomever he may be.

If you were in charge of making this decision, what would you do?
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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I'd rather have a young franchise QB.

I loved McNabb coming out of college. Reminded me a lot of Elway. As he's gotten older, he's become more fragile, won't run, and his arm strength and accuracy are tapering off.

If we pick him up, it's acknowledging that he's a stop gap, 2-3 year player most likely because of his injuries. He's breaking down at a McNair like pace.

It might buy us time to find a true answer though a la the Jets and compete in the meantime so barring an attrocious price, I would be okay with it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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i say stick with Orton. more than likely we will draft our QBOTF this year and let him learn for a year.

i just don't think that McNabb in a new system for the 1st time in over a decade, with his injury past and rapidly declining skills will be an improvement over Orton in his 2nd season in this system.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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Yeah I'd rather draft a franchise Quarterback over both of them to be honest. But McNabb is twenty times better than Orton!
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:41 PM   #5
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If it is just a stop gap then stay with Orton.

On the other hand, if he truly thinks he can win now with McNabb then go for it.

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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Stay with Orton, he'll be in his 2nd year in the system and played pretty well to me before injuring his ankle - this behind an (in my mind) below-average OL negating the ability to run the ball. I'd like to see what he can do with an improved running game and increased knowledge of the offense.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:57 PM   #7
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Stick with Orton and acquire a young(er) guy to develop behind him. Preferably Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen or Kevin O'Connell. That said, I wouldn't exactly be unhappy if we got McNabb for a decent price.
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Braaaaaaaandstaaaaaaatteeeeeeeeer!

Or just stay with Orton and draft a dude. Yeah, that would be better.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #9
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I wouldn't waste a single pick of THIS draft for any short term solution.
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Stick with Orton and acquire a young(er) guy to develop behind him. Preferably Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen or Kevin O'Connell. That said, I wouldn't exactly be unhappy if we got McNabb for a decent price.
I agree. my favorite course of action for this season would be let Orton go to work on possibly positioning himself to be the QB for us long term, while acquiring O'Connell. I figure if we can get O'Connell at the worst, we have Orton for a season and O'Connell to be waiting in the wings maturing and prepping to take over if necessary. Also, during this season with Orton and O'Connell in house we don't waste a pick on what I see as a weak QB class, and we get to 2011 where the class is better and get someone good if neither of Orton or O'Connell pan out.
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Or just stay with Orton and draft a dude. Yeah, that would be better.
if Brandstater starts, I am going to punch a baby
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:59 PM   #12
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I can't understand why this franchise would even consider trading for McNabb. The guy is worn down, still a good QB mind you, but so is Orton, and Kyle doesn't cost us any draft choices. Doesn't seem like a problematic choice unless you have ten draft choices and only 6 on your 'exclusive, well-scouted' draft board. Then, by all means, give 'em away. You can always give away the 2011 #1 if the urge strikes you.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:05 PM   #13
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If Josh McDaniels thinks that we can win a Superbowl next year, then he should trade for McNabb. If not, he should use the resources we have to build a team that can win a Superbowl as quickly as possible.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:31 PM   #14
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McNabb is still a top 6-7 QB. He is not worn down and he is not that old. I do like Orton, but we really can't expect to win a Super Bowl with him.

Unfortunately, this is not the year to draft a QB, so I don't know what direction we go in.
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If we want to win then we trade for McNabb..if we like watching 2-3 series in a row with a 3 and out, stick with Orton!

I'm gonna go with trading for McNabb!
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if Brandstater starts, I am going to punch a baby
Looked good the end of pre-season...yea i know its pre-season but still! He was getting better as it went along and thats what you want to see.
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McNabb is still a top 6-7 QB. He is not worn down and he is not that old. I do like Orton, but we really can't expect to win a Super Bowl with him.

Unfortunately, this is not the year to draft a QB, so I don't know what direction we go in.

The man has had broken fingers, broken wrists, torn up knees, ribs, shoulders, a sports hernia and even a tumor by the name of Terrell Owens.

Worn out? No. Worn down, definately.
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Looked good the end of pre-season...yea i know its pre-season but still! He was getting better as it went along and thats what you want to see.
BVP looked good in his preseason game a few years ago. who gives a damn what a guy looks like competing against 3rd and 4th stringers and guys who aren't even in the NFL anymore? also, it isn't like he faced elite talent while in college either. he has looked decent against mediocrity
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:16 PM   #19
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We need a young QB to develop.
While our team is still relatively young, we can't afford to keep putting off the decision to groom a QB.
The time is now!
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if Brandstater starts, I am going to punch a baby
I feel the same way if Orton is still our QB...
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No trade for Cutler option?
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It does all matter on the trade. I dont think Eagles are looking at Orton. McNabb can play a couple of years and are we thinking that Brandstater is our QBOTF? McNabb is better than Orton and to me it all depends on who or what we have to give up. I would still want to pass on a high draft QB for this year. Orton or McNabb is still sufficient and we need help in other areas.
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No trade for Cutler option?
i'll give a conditional pick based on how many INTs he ends up throwing. 6th if he throws for under 15, 7th if it is under 20, and a thank you from the Bears for taking that turd off their hands when he throws over 20.
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I'm curious to why you didn't/won't vote.
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Orton knows the system. Stick with Orton....
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