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The future of Clausen

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Does he have a CDL.

Because I'm looking dump truck drivers.

401 K health insurance dental insurance 13 to 16 dollars an hour.

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I would really like to Clausen have a solid performance against the Steelers and potentially set ourselves up for a OL trade.

 

 

Back up OL for Jimmy??? Win, win!

 

 

I am not an NFL trade Guru by any means but speaking in anecdotal terms, I wonder what the track record is with NFL teams trading 3rd string QB's?   Perhaps we can get a conditional parking attendant or concession stand worker.

 

Nothing against parking attendants or concession stand workers. 

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I am not an NFL trade Guru by any means but speaking in anecdotal terms, I wonder what the track record is with NFL teams trading 3rd string QB's? Perhaps we can get a conditional parking attendant or concession stand worker.

Nothing against parking attendants or concession stand workers.

Or a serviceable offensive lineman.

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Or a serviceable offensive lineman.

 

If we could get a serviceable OL for Pickles I think any GM (even Hurney) would have done so already. 

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The Chiefs have Alex Smith. I could see him playing for the Raiders or Jets 

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If we could get a serviceable OL for Pickles I think any GM (even Hurney) would have done so already.

We couldn't have and still can't. If he plays great tomorrow, who knows if we can't get someone who they're forced to cut anyway. It's a long shot, but I can dream.

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Granted all of Clausen's pro experience is with a longball team, but realistically, he hasn't looked that good.

Someone else mentioned Andy Reid's Chiefs. I'd agree with that as a good destination for him.

Um... A guy who's never played in the WCO is suddenly a fit in it because you think he can't cut it in the system in which he's played for years? :D

Yeah, I can just see Andy Reid picking up the phone now...

If Clausen finds another gig, it won't be with a WCO team. He isn't a WCO QB, and never has been.

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I've said it on here, as have a couple of others, but at training camp, Clausen looked better than DA. He's looked more crisp, more involved, and it looks like he changed his throwing motion because he can sling it with some zip now.

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Um... A guy who's never played in the WCO is suddenly a fit in it because you think he can't cut it in the system in which he's played for years? :D

Yeah, I can just see Andy Reid picking up the phone now...

If Clausen finds another gig, it won't be with a WCO team. He isn't a WCO QB, and never has been.

No. I can see it because he's a short pass / checkdown artist who doesn't throw a great longball. It's the skill set, and I'd say his career to date bears this out.

Now to be clear, I'm not saying he'll definitely be a success somewhere else. Just saying he'll have a lot better shot at succeeding if he's in a WCO.

Some QBs only look good in a WCO (see: Jeff Garcia, any QB developed by Andy Reid). Take them out of the system and they suck. In my opinion, time in a WCO will show Clausen to fit that profile too.

Bottom Line: Clausen will never be a great Coryell QB. He might be a decent WCO QB. That's his best shot at some kind of NFL career. If he keeps trying to be a longball thrower, he'll be done a lot sooner.

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But WCO is all about timing. Lots of QBs have good short and intermediate accuracy, and it doesn't matter a whit when it comes to the type of system they play in. And vice versa--look at Garcia's days in Cleveland. Basically, a perception exists that Pickles has no long ball, ergo, he's a WCO QB. Sorry, neither are true.

And that's why you won't see him in NY,or KC. He's not that guy.

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But WCO is all about timing. Lots of QBs have good short and intermediate accuracy, and it doesn't matter a whit when it comes to the type of system they play in. And vice versa--look at Garcia's days in Cleveland. Basically, a perception exists that Pickles has no long ball, ergo, he's a WCO QB. Sorry, neither are true.

And that's why you won't see him in NY,or KC. He's not that guy.

We'll have to disagree on that.

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I challenge anyone to look at our roster and decide on 22 more cuts and have Clausen not be one of them. Good luck!

That was easy.

Jimmy > DA

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