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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I always wondered what would have happened if Jeff Blake would have got another shot to compete with Brooks. Mcarthy never gave the guy a chance to even compete, he was a seasoned vet that got us rolling strong for ...

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Old 07-19-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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What if's quesiton: Jeff Blake

I always wondered what would have happened if Jeff Blake would have got another shot to compete with Brooks. Mcarthy never gave the guy a chance to even compete, he was a seasoned vet that got us rolling strong for our first playoff win. I know Blake wasn't a stellar QB but certainly better than Brooks as a student of the game. We likely would have found the playoffs again.
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Also thought Blake got the shaft ... it's a shame.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:32 PM   #3
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I agree. He wasn't a terrible QB. I actually thought he was pretty good.
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Blake was a notorious locker room problem. There's a reason someone of his talent bounced around the league so much. The Ravens and Cardinals both dumped him with multiple years left on his contract.
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Blake was better at running the O better than Brooks. Blake fit the scheme. Brooks stunk the scheme up.
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I was excited when the Saints signed Blake; I believe he got shafted after his injury.
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Re: What if's quesiton: Jeff Blake

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Blake was a notorious locker room problem. There's a reason someone of his talent bounced around the league so much. The Ravens and Cardinals both dumped him with multiple years left on his contract.
I didn't know that. That would explain it.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:18 AM   #8
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Re: What if's quesiton: Jeff Blake

Hindsight, I sensed we would have been better of with Blake and was opposed to Brooks as the official starter without any real competition.

Our first playoff victory was one serious fluke with the Milne recovery and Jackson hauling in 3 TDs or whatever it was, it was beyond NFL parody. The majority of that season had a lot to do with Blake.

Play action and the best deep ball in the game. If he would have returned I think it's fair to say we would have been better off big picture.
Mcarthy had tunnel vision with Brooks, having drafted him in Green Bay.
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If he would have returned I think it's fair to say we would have been better off big picture.
I sincerely doubt that. There was a reason that dude was on 5 different teams in 5 years. By the time he got to the Saints he was already past his prime (his last good season before that was '96 and this was 2001, keep in mind), and he was not the kind of QB who is going to win you many games with defenses as bad as the Saints had back then.

If this is supposed to be take-a-poke-at-Aaron-Brooks-time, more power to ya I guess, but he and Blake were pretty much the same exact guy.
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I liked the way Blake looked on the field.....kind of like a field General.
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