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Mallett traded to Houston

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Posted: 8/31/2014 1:24 PM

Mallett traded to Houston 


Looks like Ryan will finally get a chance to compete for a starting spot. Up to him now. Hope he does well.


http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2014/aug/31/mallett-traded-houston/


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Posted: 8/31/2014 1:34 PM

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Mallett will be starting by mid season
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Posted: 8/31/2014 1:49 PM

Mallett traded to the Texans 


For a 6th round pick. I think he was drafted in the third so that's a bonus for Houston. I hope he gets some playing time.

www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000...s-from-patriots

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Posted: 8/31/2014 1:50 PM

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well, I assume he'll get a shot immediately.  Hope he can beat out Fitzpatrick.  I also assume Patriots thought the rookie was good enough for bench duty.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 2:10 PM

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Like most Hog fans, I am happy for him.  He never got a shot with Brady there, O'Brien knows he has ability so maybe he will get a chance to compete for the job.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 3:52 PM

Will it take . . . 


Will a take an off season for him to learn their system, though? I remember him having a strong connection and familiarity with Houston's coaching staff (is that still the case?) when there were previous talks of him maybe going to Houston. I would think it would be hard to go down there after pre-season and win the starting job. On the other hand, dude can sling it! I'm pulling for him, I can tell you that much.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 5:48 PM

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Rumors about this trade started right after the new coach arrived.  I do not know why they took so long, except Patriots wanted than the Texans wanted to give at that time.

Glad they got together.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 7:20 PM

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Gonna be real funny if Brady gets hurt early in the season, serve NE right for letting Brady hog all the playing time, times when Mallett could have gotten some real time experience.

Seems to me they shot themselves in the foot on this deal. Even if Mallett had stunk it up if he had gotten playing time the Pats still wouldn't have lost anymore than a possible 6th round pick.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 8:01 PM

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I think it's just a game of timing.  Their new backup us younger, but if he works out, will still be mature when Brady retires.  I think Mallett is just a little outside the right age.
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Posted: 9/1/2014 8:28 AM

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Mallett is just too slow a foot for the NFL game, which is what I said three years ago before being bashed by many of the know it alls on this board.  He'll last a couple of years in Houston and will out of the league completely after that.
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Posted: 9/1/2014 8:32 AM

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Really, too slow!   I'm not sure he will be successful in Houston but, at least, he may be given a shot.  BTW, just how quick in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady?
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Posted: 9/1/2014 9:09 AM

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I read somewhere that Houston's offense is similar to Pats. So, hopefully that will make for a quick learning curve for Mallett.
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Posted: 9/1/2014 9:35 AM

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Throw in Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford, etc., these are all guys getting it done as drop back passers. Now they're all more athletic than Mallett when it comes to speed, sure, but they're not dual threats or even "athletic QBs" to use the old terminology. Matt Schaub put up some huge stats at Houston before the coaching change, it can be done there, and honestly I didn't think Matt Schaub was a great NFL QB (really good, but not sniffing the great category by a long shot). 

zhog68 wrote: Really, too slow!   I'm not sure he will be successful in Houston but, at least, he may be given a shot.  BTW, just how quick in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady?
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Posted: 9/1/2014 1:01 PM

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They said a big plus for Mallett is he ALREADY the system O'Brien plays.  In fact, he knows it better than the other QB's.

They think this is a real chance for Mallett.

Found at Texans website, worth looking at.
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Posted: 9/1/2014 9:58 PM

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So excited to see this happen. I hope he goes in there and really connects on the field with the other guys on offense. This could be the opportunity he needs. It's a solid system, a coach he knows who is familiar with him, good receivers, good rbs, great players on defense... If he can sling that ball in that system, he could take off.
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Posted: 9/1/2014 11:21 PM

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Thanks for sharing, good to hear!

LanceA wrote: They said a big plus for Mallett is he ALREADY the system O'Brien plays.  In fact, he knows it better than the other QB's.

They think this is a real chance for Mallett.

Found at Texans website, worth looking at.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 9:00 AM

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Meanwhile isn't Oakland looking for a QB...again. They should have keep Wilson!
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Posted: 9/2/2014 9:55 AM

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I don't think Oakland is looking, they like Carr and I thought Carr was the best QB in the draft...they just announced him the starter, and they have Schaub to back him up, sound like they are set at QB.

Mallett had a 6yd TD run  this year in pre-season, so he has some ability to run (just not a lot).  NE wanted to trade him already but I think they wanted a 2d or 3d rounder for him and teams were not biting.  This preseason was his time to prove himself and he started the first game and didn't play well, meanwhile, Grappolo did play well.  They drafted Grappolo in the 2d round and when he showed strong promise (plus he's younger), they eventually moved him ahead of Mallett on the depth chart and now all of the sudden, Mallett is expendable, I'm just suprised more teams weren't interested for that price.  By the way, I have a cast on my hand and arm, so if there are mispellings, please look past it.
hogfanwalkin wrote: Meanwhile isn't Oakland looking for a QB...again. They should have keep Wilson!
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Posted: 9/2/2014 10:48 AM

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Oakland is a strange place, they had two QB's last year that they invested themselves in, now the two top QB's for them weren't even there last year. Still say if they had given Wilson a chance they wouldn't be in this situation. Who thought Pryor was an NFL starter, geez!

Myself, I don't think Carr will survive long.
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I don't think Oakland is looking, they like Carr and I thought Carr was the best QB in the draft...they just announced him the starter, and they have Schaub to back him up, sound like they are set at QB.

Mallett had a 6yd TD run  this year in pre-season, so he has some ability to run (just not a lot).  NE wanted to trade him already but I think they wanted a 2d or 3d rounder for him and teams were not biting.  This preseason was his time to prove himself and he started the first game and didn't play well, meanwhile, Grappolo did play well.  They drafted Grappolo in the 2d round and when he showed strong promise (plus he's younger), they eventually moved him ahead of Mallett on the depth chart and now all of the sudden, Mallett is expendable, I'm just suprised more teams weren't interested for that price.  By the way, I have a cast on my hand and arm, so if there are mispellings, please look past it.
hogfanwalkin wrote: Meanwhile isn't Oakland looking for a QB...again. They should have keep Wilson!


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Posted: 9/2/2014 12:06 PM

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Sounds like young Mr. Wilson was given every opportunity to gain favor, but couldn't keep the balls from DBs. I remember reading articles about him throwing several interceptions in a row in practice, to the point that some folks would just walk away because they couldn't watch. I hope he gets it together, he seems like a good young man and of course will always be a Razorback! 

hogfanwalkin wrote:
Oakland is a strange place, they had two QB's last year that they invested themselves in, now the two top QB's for them weren't even there last year. Still say if they had given Wilson a chance they wouldn't be in this situation. Who thought Pryor was an NFL starter, geez!

Myself, I don't think Carr will survive long.
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I don't think Oakland is looking, they like Carr and I thought Carr was the best QB in the draft...they just announced him the starter, and they have Schaub to back him up, sound like they are set at QB.

Mallett had a 6yd TD run  this year in pre-season, so he has some ability to run (just not a lot).  NE wanted to trade him already but I think they wanted a 2d or 3d rounder for him and teams were not biting.  This preseason was his time to prove himself and he started the first game and didn't play well, meanwhile, Grappolo did play well.  They drafted Grappolo in the 2d round and when he showed strong promise (plus he's younger), they eventually moved him ahead of Mallett on the depth chart and now all of the sudden, Mallett is expendable, I'm just suprised more teams weren't interested for that price.  By the way, I have a cast on my hand and arm, so if there are mispellings, please look past it.
hogfanwalkin wrote: Meanwhile isn't Oakland looking for a QB...again. They should have keep Wilson!


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