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#25 mav1234


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:47 AM

Whether the improvements in that game could translate into live football or not, Clausen showed some huge strides compared to how he used to play. It wasn't just that he was playing against 3rd stringers or whatever - it was his ball placement and his willingness to go long. He had some terrible throws, yeah, but he also had some real nice ones, including a couple crazy drops that were right on the money. He's probably not worth a roster spot here, but if he lands in the right place with the right staff, I think he has a chance to be at least a good backup for the right kind of offense.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:01 AM

Dear God.....are you 12 years old?

I think that his message board has degraded to the point of no "reruns".

NOOOO not ReRun!!!

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:03 AM

trade him. he played decent enough to go to a team that needs a back up. get something for him, at least. we dont need a third qb taking up a roster spot. end of the day though, if you cant get anything for him, might as well cut your ties as soon as possible.

#28 MadHatter


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:08 AM

NOOOO not ReRun!!!


Trying to track down our IT lead here in the office. My damn keyboard is skipping about ever 5th to 6th keystroke. Caught most of them, but missed this one.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:17 AM

he played better against 3rd stringers, but throwing to 3rd stringers with 3rd stringers blocking for him....just for perspective.

my only hope is that some team noticed and that in that moment that their QB breaks down and they look at the options they have and go "aww f*ck, well who's available?" and then remember that clausen was against the steelers in the 4th preseason game and looked better than he did at any moment in the 2010 season and then they feel like giving up a 5th or 6th to the panthers might be a good thing. trade deadline getting pushed back to the 8th week might help with that.

at any rate, i'm happy for him and hope he found some confidence that he can take with him when he hits the FA market after this season when his contract is up.

he won't be cut. there's no need to do it. he's a 3rd string QB whose job is to work with the scout team. he doesn't even get a jersey on game day so there's no real danger of him seeing the field. he doesn't cost that much. he's a good guy that has handled his downfall with class and completely lost that 'entitled' bent he had to him. he's now a team player.

i screamed "NOOOO!!!!!" at the top of my lungs when he was drafted mainly because i had been laughing at his downfall wondering which team was going to be dumb enough to draft him and when i saw that it was us, i was truthfully embarrassed. i, along with a good few others, tried looking for the silver lining and hoped that he would live up to whatever hype he had. he didn't and i moved on as did the team. he sucked as a starting QB for us...maybe he just wasn't ready and shouldn't have left so early, i don't know. i just know that he didn't turn into a ryan leaf type putz and he didn't whine. he put his enormous ego aside and took everything in stride. can't hate a guy for that. i hope he can get his groove and get another job with another team. last night made that easier for him.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:19 AM

He hit some wide open receivers in soft zones for the most part.

Then there was that bailout catch by lamont bryant.

#31 Inimicus


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:28 AM

He still throws the ball away too quickly. At the first sign of pressure the ball goes sailing to whichever Gatorade table is the closest.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:01 AM

Hey don't the Cardinals need a QB?

#33 Snake


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:29 AM

Clausen and Edwards would be perfect fit if there was still an NFL Europe, but theres not...

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

Clausen improved? I know there's a saying that involves turds and using high grit sandpaper that's applicable as a witty remark.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:05 PM

It's hilarious how I got torched on this board in 2010 when the Panthers drafted this guy and I was oh so close to selling my PSLs and trying to tell the world he was a bad investment.

I apologize on behalf of the board, although I wasn't a member at that time. :ph34r:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

If we cut Clausen....we still have to go find a new
QB. A team might pick him up that is willing to carry 3 that runs a scheme he fits.