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Hunter Cantwell: 1 day as backup QB?

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In fact, I haven't seen the breakdown of Clausen's deal, but his base salary for 2010 is probably less than what Matt Moore is making this year.

It def is!!

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Wasn't Brian Brohm a fairly highly touted QB out of Louisville? Whatever happened to that guy?

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I honestly don't believe there is as much pressure on the coaching staff to promote Clausen as some of you think. I hope he turns out to be a superstar, but he shouldn't be given anything he doesn't earn on the field. It's not like he just signed a $50 million deal and is coming to a 2-14 team who is desperate for a starting QB. In fact, I haven't seen the breakdown of Clausen's deal, but his base salary for 2010 is probably less than what Matt Moore is making this year.

You are ignoring the role that hype plays in this business. Every quote I've read is that for every 5 authograph signings 4 are going to Clasen and Steve Smith. He is a guy that puts the Panthers in the national news and will translate into money beyond filling seats. Now don't get me wrong, if he sucks he ain't gonna play plain and simple. But again, all things being equal, the backup job is Clausen's to lose during preseason and not Cantwell's. Cantwell is backup right now because of seniority and nothing else.

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You are ignoring the role that hype plays in this business. Every quote I've read is that for every 5 authograph signings 4 are going to Clasen and Steve Smith. He is a guy that puts the Panthers in the national news and will translate into money beyond filling seats. Now don't get me wrong, if he sucks he ain't gonna play plain and simple. But again, all things being equal, the backup job is Clausen's to lose during preseason and not Cantwell's. Cantwell is backup right now because of seniority and nothing else.

Clausen is not going to fill any seats particularly when he doesn't play. With the PSL structure as it is, there are only 6,000 seats to sell anyway. Other than people buying his jersey, he will translate into no extra money for the Panthers. TV money for example gets split no matter who is playing and which team is the biggest draw. The only thing that differentiates money from one team to the other is ticket sales and box seats and other stadium perks.

Cantwell is the backup because he has a better arm and knows the system better. Clausen has to prove that he can do a better job if he wants the backup role.

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You are ignoring the role that hype plays in this business. Every quote I've read is that for every 5 authograph signings 4 are going to Clasen and Steve Smith. He is a guy that puts the Panthers in the national news and will translate into money beyond filling seats. Now don't get me wrong, if he sucks he ain't gonna play plain and simple. But again, all things being equal, the backup job is Clausen's to lose during preseason and not Cantwell's. Cantwell is backup right now because of seniority and nothing else.

Hype:rolleyes:. Yeah, Clausen will get us another 30 seconds of national coverage a week, and then they will all go back to slurping the Cowboys and debating about whether Farvre will play again.

As far as filling seats, I wouldn't be surprised if Armanti Edwards puts more butts in the seats than Clausen. Besides, what difference is it gonna make whether Clausen is #3 or #2, when it comes to fan support? Either way, he's sitting the bench and will probably stay there all season.

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Wasn't Brian Brohm a fairly highly touted QB out of Louisville? Whatever happened to that guy?

He's competing with powerhouses Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the Bills' starting quarterback next season.

I say that with my tongue planted firmly in cheek, as I don't think Edwards is as bad as many make him out to be.

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He's competing with powerhouses Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the Bills' starting quarterback next season.

I say that with my tongue planted firmly in cheek, as I don't think Edwards is as bad as many make him out to be.

Ah I did not know that. That's a pretty shitty situation to be in. Don't follow much Bills football. They Pretty entrenched with Edwards or does Brohm have a shot to start? Would you say it's more Moore/Clausen or Delhomme/Moore?

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Clausen is not going to fill any seats particularly when he doesn't play. With the PSL structure as it is, there are only 6,000 seats to sell anyway. Other than people buying his jersey, he will translate into no extra money for the Panthers. TV money for example gets split no matter who is playing and which team is the biggest draw. The only thing that differentiates money from one team to the other is ticket sales and box seats and other stadium perks.

Cantwell is the backup because he has a better arm and knows the system better. Clausen has to prove that he can do a better job if he wants the backup role.

First of all I said beyond filling seats. No comment on the hype other than I think its more than jerseys. As far as Cantwell, I guess we'll see who was right.

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First of all I said beyond filling seats. No comment on the hype other than I think its more than jerseys. As far as Cantwell, I guess we'll see who was right.

Then you must not understand football finances then. It is all about filling seats and corporate boxes and concessions. The team that gets no appearances on MNF gets paid the same in TV revenue as the guy who appears 5 times.

What are you talking about otherwise.

As for who is the backup, it is wide open. I don't really have a clue whether it will be Cantwell or Clausen at this point. I am just saying the hype means nothing to Fox and won't determine who gets the role. It will be about preseason and who can better run the offense if Moore goes down.

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I went to the morning practice today, Cantwell and Pike did not look good at all. Seen alot of overthrown balls. Moore and Clausen look dead on. Moore looks like a starter as Clausen looked confused when he heard footsteps from the defense.

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Ah I did not know that. That's a pretty pooty situation to be in. Don't follow much Bills football. They Pretty entrenched with Edwards or does Brohm have a shot to start? Would you say it's more Moore/Clausen or Delhomme/Moore?

I'm not sure. To be honest, I had to look it up, as last I remembered he was with Green Bay. I didn't even know he went to Buffalo.

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Then you must not understand football finances then. It is all about filling seats and corporate boxes and concessions. The team that gets no appearances on MNF gets paid the same in TV revenue as the guy who appears 5 times.

What are you talking about otherwise.

As for who is the backup, it is wide open. I don't really have a clue whether it will be Cantwell or Clausen at this point. I am just saying the hype means nothing to Fox and won't determine who gets the role. It will be about preseason and who can better run the offense if Moore goes down.

You should try telling the city of cleveland that hype doesn't translate into money right now.

As far as Clausen being the backup, your fantasy that the better player always gets the spot actually requires a "better" player. Most times when you are dealing with rookies or untested guys like Cantwell you simply don't know how they will perform in a game situation. As I said before, all else equal, this is Clausen's job to lose. They gave him some money and a four year contract with the added benefit of national hype. Cantwell would have to be head and shoulders above Clausen the way that Clausen would have to be head and shoulders above Moore to land the position. I am more than happy to be checked on this come the opener, right or wrong.

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