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Into the Quarterback Fire we go

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Into the Quarterback Fire we go

Greg Bedard makes a good argument (sorry, sub required) for why the Packers are going to be a solidly better 53-man roster. He also paints a good picture of the huge risk that Ted Thompson is taking by having 2 rookies and the heir with no "vet". He makes the same point as Aaron that the season can be kissed goodbye if Brohm has to play early or mid-season. (or at all this season really)

Where I have issues is with his possible solutions. Just like in the song by Kenny Rogers- "you gotta know when to walk away, know when to run" and when you have to choose between the likes of Duante Culpepper, Gus Frerotte and Joey Harrington- you do just that.

While Aaron has made the case for Tim Rattay, (whom Bedard neglects to mention) and Quinn Gray got a look by the Packers in March, Cleo Lemon was signed before the Packers could really do anything about it, Gus Frerotte doesn't work with the offense and is old, and Joey Harrington sucks. I think Ted Thompson looked at the field of has beens and not quite goodies and saw the prudent thing would be to double down on youth. Or as Aaron puts it in his case against Frerotte but could really apply to any possible so called "veteran" QB signing this year:

" at least then you’d be developing a quarterback, rather than letting a retread ground your season into the dirt"

The only retread I want to see grind my season into the dirt lives in Mississippi.

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Keith's picture

You nailed it. The free agent veteran QBs all stink. Might as well try to develop some young QBs and see who sticks.

Andrew's picture

You guys have any billy schroeder audio highlights?

PackerAaron's picture

A Billy Schroeder Podcast! Brilliant!

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