Skip to comments.Rams' wooing of Brett Favre demonstrates the NFL's growing quarterback problem
Posted on 10/24/2013 8:12:18 AM PDT by Jaded
The St. Louis Rams, desperate for a quarterback like seemingly half the NFL is these days, called Brett Favre this week, according to ESPN. The franchise wanted to see if Favre would unretire for the umpteenth time and give it one last final shot, after all the other one last final shots.
Seriously. They called Brett Favre.
Favre is 44 years old and currently working as a volunteer offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Oak Grove Warriors, a high school team in Mississippi. He spends his spare time jogging and mowing the lawn.
He hasnt played since 2010, when a week after his record 297-regular season game starting streak ended, he went 5-for-7 for 63 yards, one touchdown and one pick in a Minnesota Vikings loss to the Chicago Bears. He was concussed early in the game and replaced by Joe Webb.
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Favre would be crazy to take his 44 year old body and put it in play on that artificial truf in St Louis with that porous offensive line. He would be in the hospital after 1 or 2 games.
No. No. No. No.
Didn’t they learn from Joe Namath, Bert Jones, Dan Pastorini?
It wouldn’t be the Rams without a QB controversy.
And I heard that the Giants and the Bucs are signing up new quarterbacks, both of them named Owen, as in 0 an’ 6. ta da DUM! Seriously was there ever a time when two football teams had such dismal records in the same season?
Fran Tarkington is available.
The Giants finally did win a game.
Terry Bradshaw too.
You forgot the Jags, also OH fer.
Yeah. But the Browns want him.
The talent is spread too thin.
I think it’s safe to say that the Jags will go 0-16. Even the O’fer Lions from a few years ago would beat them by two touchdowns.
Maybe if Phil Robertson isn’t to busy huntin’ ducks he’d consider it. If not, I see Terry Bradshaw has shed a few pounds.
I think for any league 20 teams is the ideal max number of teams. Of course it won’t happen.
I would do like soccer and split the 32 teams into two levels, and use promotion/relegation.
If their in that bad of shape shouldn’t they at least consider Tim Tebow? I mean I have my doubts about Tebow but it has got to be better than the shape Brett Farve is in..................right? or am I out in left field?
They could always call up Terry Bradshaw;)
College D's don't do as much of that type stuff (some do but not the majority) so when these kids hit the NFL as far as QBs go it is a totally different Ballgame.
Plus just about everyone who is rushing the QB in the NFL is doing so in Olympic qualifying time for sprints. (even the huge lineman who can dash unbelievably fast over a short distance.) In college an opposing team might have 2 or 3 guys that fast. The so-called "slow guys" on the NFL teams are still faster than the majority of the players at college level so the QBs go from having 5 or more seconds on a drop back to barely 3 seconds and that difference is like comparing and aircraft carrier to a rowboat.
In college, at most a QB faces one or two NFL quality defensive players.
Of course in the NFL, they’re all NFL-quality players....Even the Jaguars would beat Alabama by 30 points.
Nothing new here. The league has ALYAYS had a dozen teams-at least- with QB issues. At least now virtually every team is committed to a younger , higher round draft pick in the future. They may be sitting on the bench. There are also 3-5 potential stars coming out of college next year. Somebody has to lose and not all losing qb’s are bad. Could be bad coaching/team.
Jeff Garcia is out there looking at Cleveland. 44 years young.
Tebow took a losing team to the play offs and won play off games.
He has no offers.
There’s something wrong with the entire picture.
The NFL is messed up.
Yep, just heard the Cowboys are playing them next year in London.
Please see my post #16
"Of course in the NFL, theyre all NFL-quality players....Even the Jaguars would beat Alabama by 30 points."
Yes, and I think Bernie Kosar said it best. The physical abilities of most NFL QBs are very close. Even the 3rd string guys. The difference is perception on the field and the speed of their decision making. In other words the guys who become the BEST QBs in the NFL have two things in common. Number one is an offensive line that can give them 3-4 seconds to read the coverages. and the second is the ability to read the coverages in under 2 seconds.
Fair’s fair....If England gets an NFL team, then I want the US to get a Barclay’s Premier League team.
I could easily see that happening soon, with say, New York getting a team.
You have hit the nail on the head. There are some bad QBs in the NFL (Sam Bradford is not one of them) but most of the time when there is a problem it comes down to the line.
It does say a lot that they'd consider begging Farve to unretire before they'd consider Tebow.
There’s only one Alex Smith, and the 49ers brain trust let him go. You never know what is possible, ask the Chiefs.
Problem with that is they like American football, not sure most Americans like european football as much. We like instant gratification and high scoring too much, not to mention tie games................thats just wrong. lol
When Manchester United, Chelsea, etc. play exhibition games here, the games are instant sellouts.
>> “Fran Tarkington is available.” <<
Does she know something about quarterbacks? :o)
If I was a GM. The first thing I do is find out who the best offensive line coach in the country is.....and I tell him to name his price. Because a coach who knows how to take a rag tag bunch of guys and form them into an effective offensive line would be worth their weight in gold. You have a good offensive line, you are a contender, regardless of what you’ve got at the skill positions.
There is no quarterback problem, they are a dime a dozen . Just ask my Brownies.
Tebow is obviously banned. Persona non grata.
This article belies the excuses that Tebow isn’t good enough.
Last year I read a vegas sportsbook manager comment that that no starting NFL QB is worth more than 3 points if injured. IOW, if any teams backup had to start (on short notice) the line wouldn’t move more than 3 points. I can’t source this as I forget who made that comment.
Quarterback nullum ingenium.
My guess is that Tebow has survived enough porous offensive lines that he is not interested.
Working with the right kind of offense, Tebow could be successful, or he could be trained to be more of a dropback/rollout QB than a shotgun/pistol guy. But either takes time, and it's almost mid season.
Bring back the Polish Rifle! He looks, um... fit.
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