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Old 01-02-2010, 11:23 AM   #21
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Re: Mark Brunell will start Sunday for New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees will be third QB

Smart move...its a meaningless game in the grand scheme of things..
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:26 AM   #22
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Re: Mark Brunell will start Sunday for New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees will be third QB

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Smart move...its a meaningless game in the grand scheme of things..
You got it. Lets see what the bench has. Aint't nothing left to play for reall except personal glory
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:31 AM   #23
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but I would like to see the Saints beat Carolina with a practice squad QB!
Well to be fair the Panthers are on the backup QB as well.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:56 PM   #24
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Well to be fair the Panthers are on the backup QB as well.
Ahh, but he was a backup turned starter, not a PS rookie with no NFL experience. Not to mention he (Moore) is better than Delhomme.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:56 PM   #25
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Interesting perspective.

Originally Posted by PFT
Quarterback Drew Brees knows that he's on pace to set the single-season completion-percentage record. As Rosenthal pointed out the other day, Brees knows this because he looked up all the records when he was a rookie with the Chargers.

With Brees at 70.62 percent and former Bengals coach (and current Steelers quarterbacks coach) Ken Anderson holding the all-time mark at 70.55 percent, Brees will break the 27-year-old record by not playing on Sunday.

Brees undoubtedly is upset by the decision to put him at No. 3, behind Mark Brunell and Chase Daniel, against the Panthers. As a reader points out, Brees wears No. 9 in honor of Ted Williams, who opted to play on the final day of the 1941 baseball campaign, putting his .400 batting average at risk. (Williams finished with a mark of .406.)
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #26
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Re: Mark Brunell will start Sunday for New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees will be third QB

I can see the logic behind it, but I just hate to give up the chance to get some momentum back for the starters. Just seems like a bad way to start what we all hope is a deep playoff run...

The truth is, we will only know whether this was a good decision in hindsight. If the Saints lose the first playoff game, it was the wrong choice, if the Saints go all the way, the move was the right call.
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Re: Mark Brunell will start Sunday for New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees will be third QB

Sit everybody and activate the entire practice squad.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:37 PM   #28
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Lets geaux Brunell!!!!!!!! I would laugh my ass off if he puts up 400 yards passing with 4 TD's. It would be awesome,
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:40 PM   #29
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Re: Mark Brunell will start Sunday for New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees will be third QB

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Sit everybody and activate the entire practice squad.
The problem with that is you have to cut 8 players to activate the 8 players on the PS.

Thats why there's so much cut/sign roster shuffling going on outside of the PS now.

And if you activate a PS player, he counts against your 53 man roster (and you have to pay him) for 3 weeks.

If teams can avoid activating a PS player and simply cut/sign guys on the street, it gives them much more roster flexibility heading into the playoffs.
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Re: Mark Brunell will start Sunday for New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees will be third QB

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3 game losing streak going into the playoffs? oy vey
I think by not playing the starters a loss won't be as hard to take, almost like it didn't count. Even playing close can possibly be a moral boost. I just hope that during the off week they at least do a walk through or something to keep the rust off.
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