Re: Tom Brady Presser re: Edleman
posted at 10/3/2013 3:28 PM EDT
In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
As far as Edleman being a "catalyst" for only carrying two QB's...
That I have no idea about.
It probably gives at least "some" measure of comfort but how much, beats me.
You would probably need to go back and follow all through the history of the Pats under BB and track the moves and roster as it relates to the QB situation.
Did they carry three when Edleman was not on the team, or have another player like him who was emergency QB capable?
Troy brown took a few snaps in a preseason game before. Did they carry only two QB's when he was on the team? I do not remember any of those things.
Did they bother carrying a QB on the practice squad at any time when Edleman was on the team? Did they sign a QB to the practice squad after not having one there following losing Edleman to a season ending injury in previous seasons?
None of those answers may be concrete but the accumulation of them all might let you lean toward an educated guess on if he is considered a catalyst in the 2 QB decision or not.
I'll let you guys continue to fight that out with Rusty though. I don't really care.
Well I can tell you one year we carried 4 of them and one was named Micheal Bishop. He had a cannon for an arm but couldnt hit a Wide open 300 lb TE 10 yards away and was a running option that they experimented with to see if he could be a gimmick to come for a few plays. HE was listed on the roster as a QB. Bledsoe, Freiz, Bishop, Brady. They all were listed on the roster. Why hasnt Eds been listed in 4 years here.?? He plays WR. Outside of that, we have no idea what else he does.
Also his college experience and recent play are irrelevent because he played in an offense nothing close to what Brady runs. My point was as a rookie in 09', I dont think he was in line for that duty with a guy like Faulk here. He knows the offense in and out. So Faulk knowing OUR offense to me is more relevant than Edleman playing QB more recently in a totally different offense. I watched 9 minutes of highlights and saw only a handful of passes. This guy took off on almost every play. Now, HE is 5 years removed from QB but DOES know the system....as a WR and is counted on now so I doubt he will ever play there.
How do we know there isnt another ex Qb on the roster to fill it. I mean Michael Robinson, Brad Smith. These guys are all over the league....how do we know the emergency QB even has to have college experience playing Qb.