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So it's the offseason - Is Jimmy Clausen's career salvageable?


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#1 hepcat

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

There's so much hate for Clausen in the Carolina fanbase...but...could his career turn around?

Look at Steve Young. Young played for Tampa Bay for two seasons when they were a perennial joke of the NFL. He was 3-16 as a starter and was deemed a bust. Tampa Bay turned around and drafted Vinny Testaverde #1 overall. Bill Walsh and the 49ers came knocking and Tampa was more than happy to get a 2nd and 4th round pick for Young. Similarly, Clausen played for Carolina when they were right on par with those Tampa Bay teams that were hilariously bad. Carolina then drafted Cam Newton #1 overall...but Clausen stayed.

Once Young had an opportunity to sit and learn behind a legendary QB and head coach, he ended up becoming a HOF QB. Could the same thing happen to Jimmy, given a change of scenery? What if he was traded to say, New England? Ya'll might think I'm crazy...but what if? It's the offseason ya'll!

#2 Mr. Scot

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

If he goes to a West Coast Offense team, he might catch on as a backup.

In a Coryell offense, never.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

8====D

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

If dressing for a game is turning your career around then yes he could do it.

#5 DeAngelo's #1 Fan(CRA)

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

No.

Also, this may need to be reviewed by a mod for potential banishment from the Huddle. Using Steve Young!?! in a Clausen comparison?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

You lost me when you started making comparisons to Steve Young...

Nothing against Clausen, but the guy will never be anything more than a second stringer at absolute best.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

No.

Also, this may need to be reviewed by a mod for potential banishment from the Huddle. Using Steve Young!?! in a Clausen comparison?


Haha! You can compare the first couple years of Steve Young's career to Jimmy Clausen...because they are similar. They were both on terrible teams and performed terribly.

I'm just saying, Young was in an awful situation but was traded into a better one that revived a seemingly dead career. Could the same happen to Clausen?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

no

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

in the CFL maybe

#10 DeAngelo's #1 Fan(CRA)

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

Haha! You can compare the first couple years of Steve Young's career to Jimmy Clausen...because they are similar. They were both on terrible teams and performed terribly.

I'm just saying, Young was in an awful situation but was traded into a better one that revived a seemingly dead career. Could the same happen to Clausen?


not really....a team being bad doesn't = that QB was similar to Clausen.

Clausen is wired like David Carr....and there isn't an example of that being fixed.

#11 DeAngelo's #1 Fan(CRA)

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

and also, Clausen was NOT in a horrible situation.

Good OL, Good RBs, Good #1 WR, Good D.....THAT isn't horrible.

Fox also is great at minimizing what a QB has to do and letting him have success. Clasuen was just so bad he sabatoged it all.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

I appreciate the bravery it took to start this thread hepcat. Clausen trashing is such a popular sport here.

I have a lot of respect for Clausen because the way he has handled himself. He has turned out to be a classy guy. (Not what was expected). He was thrown in to a terrible situation. I would like to see him get with a team, as Mr Scot said, with a WCO, and have a chance. A career as a number 2 is not a bad one. This was never the place for him. Hope he gets a chance somewhere and I hope he is successful.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Doesn't really matter...he has been getting paid far more than most here will make in a lifetime to sit on his azz.

Folks can crap on him all they like...but at the end of the day he ain't doing bad. Millions in the bank, a degree..and still young enough to leave/get booted out of the NFL and have some other type of career.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

I appreciate the bravery it took to start this thread hepcat. Clausen trashing is such a popular sport here.

I have a lot of respect for Clausen because the way he has handled himself. He has turned out to be a classy guy. (Not what was expected). He was thrown in to a terrible situation. I would like to see him get with a team, as Mr Scot said, with a WCO, and have a chance. A career as a number 2 is not a bad one. This was never the place for him. Hope he gets a chance somewhere and I hope he is successful.


that I will agree, seems like a nice kid that was wrongly painted one way entering the league....he just can't play.

When the going gets tough guys show their colors. Clausen is an alright dude.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

Every NFL team had a shot to draft Clausen
and didn't. That's completely different than how the league felt about Steve Young when he came in.


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