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Mr. Scot

Would you let this man develop your quarterback?

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I know. I was one of the people laughing. Makes me wonder whether future teams will be gun shy.

And that's kinda the heart of the question. Do you want your NFL success to be closely tied to a particular guy and/or his system?

Basically, is success still worth it if it limits your options?

I really believe that any truly good quarterback will be able to succeed no matter what system he finds himself in. Hell, Tom Brady has been through three major offensive systems in his career. Obviously, you want to tailor that system to the player's strengths, but that's why Reid would be a great choice, because he has a history of tailoring his system to his quarterback and getting production even out of players who normally wouldn't be successful.

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I really believe that any truly good quarterback will be able to succeed no matter what system he finds himself in. Hell, Tom Brady has been through three major offensive systems in his career. Obviously, you want to tailor that system to the player's strengths, but that's why Reid would be a great choice, because he has a history of tailoring his system to his quarterback and getting production even out of players who normally wouldn't be successful.

I've always thought WCO quarterbacks in general were somewhat overrated because the system is very quarterback friendly (especially Reid's version of it).

Extending your logic, would you posit that McNabb is not a truly good quarterback? His second stint was under another guy with a "quarterback guru" rep (Shanahan).

And as a side note, there's an evil little part of my mind that would love to see what Reid could do if we traded him Jimmy Clausen.

(granted, a lot of Panther fans have parts of their brain that wish we'd trade Clausen anywhere)

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The Dolphins expected enough out of Feeley to trade a second round pick for him. And I'm pretty sure the Cards had bigger plans for Kolb when they got him for a second rounder and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie.

Probably, but I think it's fair to say that those front offices didn't know what the hell they were doing.

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And everyone laughed at them for making those trades. Just because some teams got desperate doesn't mean the rational world thought highly of the QBs they were targeting.

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Yes, Joe Montana and Steve Young were over rated.

Got it.

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I've always thought WCO quarterbacks in general were somewhat overrated because the system is very quarterback friendly (especially Reid's version of it).

Extending your logic, would you posit that McNabb is not a truly good quarterback? His second stint was under another guy with a "quarterback guru" rep (Shanahan).

And as a side note, there's an evil little part of my mind that would love to see what Reid could do if we traded him Jimmy Clausen.

(granted, a lot of Panther fans have parts of their brain that wish we'd trade Clausen anywhere)

McNabb checked out later in his career, although he never had glowing accolades in the work ethic department anyways. Reminds me of Favre in that respect.

The WCO is very quarterback friendly, but its still a very effective system if done right. The problem with a lot of modern WCO teams is that they only put together half the pieces needed to run it, usually forgetting that it requires sure-handed wideouts and a good running game to support it.

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Aye, Roger Craig and Brian Westbrook makes the WCO go.

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Aye, Roger Craig and Brian Westbrook makes the WCO go.

Or Ricky Watters

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Of course. Hes a qb guru bc his qbs have been bums. He didnt ruin them with his system

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