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Help at Backup QB is Available...but Harbaugh says no

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Posted: 08/18/2014 10:24 AM

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The Eagles just announced that Mark Sanchez is on the trading block.  He has his faults but next to Gabbert he is an all-star.  However, Harbaugh in his usual stubborn manner said, "We have good quarterbacks".  How can he keep a straight face?  I guess the 17 passer rating really excited him after the 1.7 the week before.

EAGLES READY TO TRADE SANCHEZ

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Last edited 08/18/2014 10:25 AM by KezarVet

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Posted: 08/18/2014 11:05 AM

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Why would we want to trade for Sanchez when his value is at the highest its been since he came into the NFL?  Harbaugh has proven that he's willing to just idly sit and use whatever we have.  This isn't new, nor is it news that he's willing to just keep going like we're going.  Thus far, in his coaching career he's seldom been wrong.  I believe until he's shown that he needs to have a better backup he's going to continue to do what he's doing because it has worked thus far.
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The Eagles just announced that Mark Sanchez is on the trading block.  He has his faults but next to Gabbert he is an all-star.  However, Harbaugh in his usual stubborn manner said, "We have good quarterbacks".  How can he keep a straight face?  I guess the 17 passer rating really excited him after the 1.7 the week before.

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Posted: 08/18/2014 11:51 AM

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Picking up a new quarterback now would also put him behind in learning the system. You may think Sanchez is better than Gabbert or Josh Johnson, and you may be right, but is a Sanchez who hasn't fully learned the system better than a Gabbert or Johnson who has? I think that's a much tougher question. That's what makes it difficult to just keep flipping through quarterbacks, looking for one who works. You need to invest a fair amount of time into one to even find out. Quarterbacks, more than any other position on the field, are very dependent upon really have a total grasp on the system.
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Posted: 08/18/2014 12:18 PM

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Jeff Garcia?    biggrin

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Posted: 08/18/2014 12:28 PM

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Sanchez has struggled with a lot of things the past couple years, and, as everyone knows, he lacks great mobility. While I don't think he's total garbage (he's a serviceable WC style QB as a backup, but limited to being an in the pocket passer), I'm not going to get over-excited by him having a couple solid pre-season games.

I am concerned about Gabbert, although I think he showed a little improvement over last week. Last week, he was seeing the receivers, but just delivering the ball way off target. He was also not always reading the coverage, and thus throwing the ball into bad matchups a lot. This week, I thought his accuracy was a little better (and his reads were ok), but he still does not seem to be reading the defenses well. Some of it can be just processing the new system and being a bit slow to put all the pieces together, but that won't be a good enough excuse as the primary backup. 

I thought Johnson looked ok in week 1, minus the costly fumble of course, and he barely played this week. Not sure you can entirely count him out. I certainly think he'd be a little more reliable than a Sanchez in this system at this point, if it came to that. I think they will be looking closely at Gabbert the last couple games. If he still is reading coverages poorly, I think he could be shown the door.
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Posted: 08/18/2014 12:58 PM

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Minstrel wrote: Picking up a new quarterback now would also put him behind in learning the system. You may think Sanchez is better than Gabbert or Josh Johnson, and you may be right, but is a Sanchez who hasn't fully learned the system better than a Gabbert or Johnson who has? I think that's a much tougher question. That's what makes it difficult to just keep flipping through quarterbacks, looking for one who works. You need to invest a fair amount of time into one to even find out. Quarterbacks, more than any other position on the field, are very dependent upon really have a total grasp on the system.

Thats true, but its not like we're bringing in a QB to start the season...if we're lucky, we won't have to use him at all.  But say, God forbid, Kap gets dinged up a a couple games around Week 7 or so, I'd rather have Sanchez (who's led winning teams with good defenses & run games successfully) than Gabbert, who still looks like a deer in headlights at times when live bullets are coming at him.  I have zero confidence in Gabbert, Johnson, or McBLT as this point.  If we act now, Sanchez (or whomever) would have the regular season + these final preseason games to get acclimated.

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Posted: 08/19/2014 6:36 AM

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that's all we need in San Francisco a backup quarterback nicknamed. "butt fumble"
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Posted: 08/19/2014 10:50 AM

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Gabbert = a crappy QB with a 2 million contract and he cost us a 6th round draft pick.

Shaun Hill = a capable backup QB who signed a one year deal for 1.75 million.

I wish we would have brought Hill back. In the event that CK gets injured, we will need a veteran QB who can step in and help lead the team. Gabbert is not a player I feel comfortable with in that situation.



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Posted: 08/19/2014 3:59 PM

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It's a shame they couldn't get BJ Daniels...oh
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Posted: 08/20/2014 8:38 AM

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Seattle is currently carrying 4 QBs, Wilson, Jackson, Pryor and Daniels.

There has only been one season since Pete Carroll took over where they carried as many as 3.


Pryor has looked good and Daniels is the only one with practice squad eligibility.  

Perfect karma would see Harbaugh returning the favor and signing BJ off their practice squad. He is easily better than any of our backups.

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Posted: 08/20/2014 11:48 PM

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pudding wrote: Sanchez has struggled with a lot of things the past couple years, and, as everyone knows, he lacks great mobility. While I don't think he's total garbage (he's a serviceable WC style QB as a backup, but limited to being an in the pocket passer), I'm not going to get over-excited by him having a couple solid pre-season games.



 I agree. I saw a lot of his the games the last few years and he had lost confidence and declined before the schoulder injury. He's look good for Chip Kelly but I wouldn't give up anything of real  value for him.
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