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Johnathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer: Impressions after Day 3

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he was a gambling/gunslinger who QB'd a running offense.  When his number was called....he was what he was.  He was a gamblin man.  

 

your definition means Tom Brady is a gunslinger

 

Gunslingers by nature are flawed.  Favre represents the top of that totem pole.   Not the Brady's and Mannings per your definition simply b/c they throw for yards.

exactly.

 

it's not the yards in a game that makes a gunslinger. it's the mindset and where they throw the ball and the situations they throw the ball into and it quite often resulted in failure with pretty much any of them.

 

it's a swing for the fences mentality. when you do nothing but swing for the fences, you will likely strike out a lot. favre had the yardage because he threw more passes than anyone. jake didn't throw nearly as many passes, but that was because the system called for a lot of running.

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btw, calling jake a gunslinger isn't putting him on a pedestal at all. it's not praise anymore than calling someone a game manager is.

 

gunslingers just take a lot of risks throwing the ball to their targets while game managers opt for the safer route.

 

that mindset jake had was infuriating many times because there was a lot of "wtf" throws but there was also a lot of great throws and great passes, i mean you look at smith's highlight reels from when jake was QB and it won't take long at all to see the situations that he was throwing into...and it was risky...and he did it quite often. every highight reel of smith's during that time could also be considered a highlight reel for jake...of course they leave off all the really ugly stuff.

 

much of the reason they were called the cardiac cats was because of jake's QBing. the guy could stop even the toughest of hearts every time he launched that ball, esp. late in games. sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't.

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btw, calling jake a gunslinger isn't putting him on a pedestal at all. it's not praise anymore than calling someone a game manager is.

 

much of the reason they were called the cardiac cats was because of jake's QBing. the guy could stop even the toughest of hearts every time he launched that ball, esp. late in games. sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't.

For some reason I can't bold. So I'll edit for context.

Jake was a joy to watch. As long as you took your heart medication.

Good Jake, which lasted 5 years, was a top gun gunslinger. He could get lucky with the best of them. He just had that mentality that he could get it done. And dammed if he didn't get it done quite often.

There were actually very few Gunslingers. Farvrea and Jake are the two that come to mind because there are so few of them. They tend not to last just because of the nature of their games. High risk plays drive coaches crazy.

Kids today just don't see the difference in the game from then til now. Very few QBs were throwing it all over the yard. We didn't either. But when Jake saw an opportunity, he took it. Whether that opportunity was actually there, no one but Jake saw it.

Game Manager, at times you could call Jake that. But Gunslinger, yeah, you can call Jake that one with ease.

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I remember the glory days...

 

I am sitting on my couch watching Jake in his prime...he drops back, pats the ball, tongue inches out, and as soon as he winds up and launches it I immediately up off my couch and yell "NOOOOOOOO".  Then it would turn into, "Oh, good job Jake"....as somehow the consistantly dangerous throw got reeled in.   That was generally how I reacted through quarters 1-3.  4th quarters?  I often wondered if Jake made a deal with the devil b/c he seemed own those moments like very few consistantly do (much better overall QBs than him).

 

I wish he just retired after 2007.  Tommy John will always tarnish what a good story he was.

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wait to a second, I have never seen a QB in the superbowl that flat out sucks. A QB's role is way too important to not give credit to the him first and foremost for any team in the SB. When I think of comparisons to sucking I think of Namath, but he didnt flat out suck. He just wasnt great. Jake was a better QB than Namath to say the very least.

 

Can you really sit there and say, welp I know you got to a superbowl but yeah too bad your QB sucked. . can you reeeeally say that with a straight face and try to sound like you know what youre talking about? haha no, just point and laugh at the fools and move on.

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Cams a mobile gunslinger.  John Woo/Matrix poo up in here.

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he was a gambling/gunslinger who QB'd a running offense.  When his number was called....he was what he was.  He was a gamblin man.  

 

your definition means Tom Brady is a gunslinger

 

Gunslingers by nature are flawed.  Favre represents the top of that totem pole.   Not the Brady's and Mannings per your definition simply b/c they throw for yards.

 

I said gunslingers typically have higher yardage games because of the nature of their game, i didnt say that was the sole definition, quit straw-manning.  yes favre is the top of the list. no brady isnt a gunslinger. Jake delhomme was a game managing QB who simply failed to be a consistent thrower. he didnt try to force a lot that wasnt there like favre did, he just simply made bad decisions because thats who he was.

 

But if it makes you feel better by saying he was a gunslinger than so be it, ill stop arguing.

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much of the reason they were called the cardiac cats was because of jake's QBing. the guy could stop even the toughest of hearts every time he launched that ball, esp. late in games. sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't.

 

uhh what? we were the cardiac cats because the team was in a ton of games decided by a few points. jake should be called the cardiac arrest of the cardiac cats.

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he didnt try to force a lot that wasnt there like favre did, he just simply made bad decisions because thats who he was.

 

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I have nothing to say other than this thread has been amazing. that is all

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