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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Now that Jake is off the board. What route do you all think we should go for a back-up? Do we keep Brunell on for another year? Does Chase Daniel get a good shot at it in training camp? Do ...

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Old 03-14-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Back-up QB options?

Now that Jake is off the board. What route do you all think we should go for a back-up? Do we keep Brunell on for another year? Does Chase Daniel get a good shot at it in training camp? Do we bring in another vet?

One person that slightly intrigues me as a possibility if we go the veteran route is Shaun Hill of the 49ers. With the Niners signing David Carr, Hill's days are pretty much numbered in San Francisco. I read an article where he is being offered up as trade bait, but if he isn't traded, he will probably be released. He's only 30 years old and he has knowledge of the NFC West, which the Saints play next season. He's had a few impressive games with a team that didn't give him much to work with outside of Vernon Davis. I think he could be had on the cheap and could bolster the QB position. Just a thought. What are your opinions, not just on Hill, but the back-up spot as a whole.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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Re: Back-up QB options?

I thought about this to..but i dont think he's any better than Brunell..idk
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I think Chase Daniel should get a shot. Shaun Hill has been traded to the Lions.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:00 PM   #4
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I think Chase Daniel should get a shot. Shaun Hill has been traded to the Lions.
Well there went that idea. lol
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:07 PM   #5
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Re: Back-up QB options?

Not really a lot of options right now as far as veteran backups go, but I am sure something will work out. Maybe Daniel is the guy, just don't know. Saints could still trade for someone too, who knows. I just don't see the Saints holding on to Brunell for another year, but I could be wrong. Heck, if there is no one to replace him with then you have to carry him, right???
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:57 PM   #6
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Re: Back-up QB options?

heres what we got for our QB position

Drew Brees:
4X pro bowler
3X all pro
3X NFC offensive player of the year
Super Bowl MVP

Mark Brunell:
3X pro bowler

Chase Daniel:
Heisman trophy finalist
big 12 offensive player of the year


what more can you ask for? we have a proven starter who is the best QB in the league......we have a proven vet as a backup who has taken teams to the playoffs and can fill in in an instant if drew does go down.......and we have a young guy that we can groom for the position later down the line

not many teams are as deep at the QB position as us.......who else has as great a starter, with a proven vet, and the ability to coach up a young guy because we have so much talent at the other positions

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Old 03-14-2010, 11:29 PM   #7
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Re: Back-up QB options?

Wonder if we could get Chris Simms away from the Broncos now that they got Quinn and Orton in place? Or someone similar to Simms, I think we could get a QB cheap who has had some experience and Payton and staff can bring them along and get them to play well in pre-season and be ready.
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Re: Back-up QB options?

Originally Posted by CantonLegend View Post
heres what we got for our QB position

Drew Brees:
4X pro bowler
3X all pro
3X NFC offensive player of the year
Super Bowl MVP

Mark Brunell:
3X pro bowler

Chase Daniel:
Heisman trophy finalist
big 12 offensive player of the year


what more can you ask for? we have a proven starter who is the best QB in the league......we have a proven vet as a backup who has taken teams to the playoffs and can fill in in an instant if drew does go down.......and we have a young guy that we can groom for the position later down the line

not many teams are as deep at the QB position as us.......who else has as great a starter, with a proven vet, and the ability to coach up a young guy because we have so much talent at the other positions
On paper it looks awesome. In reality, Brunell sucks now and is over the hill, as evidenced this past season. Retrospectively, we should've given Chase the ball in some of those blowouts to close out games. It might have given us a better read on him. Wuerffel was a heisman winner and did not pan out. This may not translate to Chase, but who knows. The season is still young. I am not familiar with other rosters, but there may be a vet or two that could fill the bill. Or we may be forced to hang with Brunell until we train Chase.

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Old 03-15-2010, 05:59 AM   #9
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Re: Back-up QB options?

I think chase should get his shot, his measurables are exactly like brees, not the tallest guy but his accuracy is pin point. He looked good last preseason for the skins, plus he's got brees to mentor him, what more could you ask for
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:18 AM   #10
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Re: Back-up QB options?

Originally Posted by CantonLegend View Post
heres what we got for our QB position

Drew Brees:
4X pro bowler
3X all pro
3X NFC offensive player of the year
Super Bowl MVP

Mark Brunell:
3X pro bowler

Chase Daniel:
Heisman trophy finalist
big 12 offensive player of the year


what more can you ask for? we have a proven starter who is the best QB in the league......we have a proven vet as a backup who has taken teams to the playoffs and can fill in in an instant if drew does go down.......and we have a young guy that we can groom for the position later down the line

not many teams are as deep at the QB position as us.......who else has as great a starter, with a proven vet, and the ability to coach up a young guy because we have so much talent at the other positions
Is there any reason you didn't include their age in the stats you posted?

I mean, we could always pick up Joe Montana or Terry Bradshaw. They've got some awesome stats, and if we are allowed to ignore age, there could be some other great prospects out there available.
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