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Old 02-12-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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J.P. Losman

AP reports after a couple of weeks at home in California, QB J.P. Losman arrived back at the Buffalo Bills complex this week to begin offseason workouts, and there is a pretty good reason why the 2004 first-round pick is suddenly the team's early bird in the weight room. The decision has essentially already been made by Bills officials, several sources told ESPN.com, that Losman, who missed much of his rookie season recovering from a broken leg suffered in training camp, will be the starter in 2005. In fact, it is believed that Buffalo officials have apprised QB Drew Bledsoe of the plan to elevate the former Tulane star to the top of the depth chart and are giving the 12-year veteran some time to consider the ramifications of the move, and to determine if he wants to return to the Bills as the backup. Bledsoe is due a $1.05 million roster bonus in early March, and a base salary of $3.3 million for 2005, and has a salary cap charge of $6 million-plus. The Bills seem to feel they have gone about as far as they can with Bledsoe, and view the success of QB Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh this season as validation that you can win with a young quarterback when you surround him with solid talent. Losman appeared in just four games in 2004, all cameos, and threw only five passes. But HC Mike Mularkey and his staff are enamored of the former Tulane signal caller, both from a physical and intangibles standpoint, and are ready to make the transition. As for Bledsoe, well, the Bills maintain a great deal of respect for the veteran and want to do right by him. There has been some speculation that the Dallas Cowboys might be interested in Bledsoe, who began his NFL career under Bill Parcells at New England in 1993 and at 33 is eight years younger than QB Vinny Testaverde. Then again, Bledsoe might prefer to be released, and then choose his own landing spot for 2005.

Good luck! I think he'll be fine. I wish we had a young talented signal caller to start. Oh wait, we do... it's Aaron Brooks! *sarcasm*
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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I remember a while back there were some rumors the Saints were interested in Patrick Ramsey. Probably just some locals starting rumors but he isn\'t happy in Washington and maybe he and Gibbs don\'t see eye to eye.
I wonder what it would take to work a deal for Ramsey.
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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Ramsey, IMHO, is a good QB who could be a solid starter in the NFL is he got coddled the way Brooks does. I am not at all surprised by Losman. He was flat great in college at a small school. Tulane has been a QB machine of late, and each one is better than the one prior. I\'d take any guy smart enough to get into Tulane and be as successful as these guys were there.
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I remember a while back there were some rumors the Saints were interested in Patrick Ramsey. Probably just some locals starting rumors but he isn\'t happy in Washington and maybe he and Gibbs don\'t see eye to eye.
I wonder what it would take to work a deal for Ramsey.
Yea as a backup
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:15 PM   #5
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imo, i really don\'t see losman being anything other than a servicable qb.... the bills will soon figure this out.... i\'m not sure what everyone else sees out of this kid, but he\'s never really impressed me a whole lot with what he\'s done... yeah, in college he was decent, but look at the level of competition he was playing against.... put him on an SEC/Big XII/ACC competition level, he\'s not even drafted b/c he doesn\'t do anything, guaranteed
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:42 PM   #6
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The guy never did anything?

Two-time team captain who set the Tulane career record for lowest interception percentage in school history with a mark of 2.73 (27 INTs in 987 attempts)…finished his career ranked in the Green Wave all-time Top 10 in 18 categories, including third in touchdown passes (60), completions (570) and passing efficiency (129.81)…also ranks in the Top 10 all-time in Conference USA in ten different passing and total offense records…originally began his career at UCLA, transferring to Tulane in 2000, where he served in a reserve role behind Patrick Ramsey for two seasons…started 27 of 38 games during his career, completing 570 of 987 passes (57.7%) for 6,754 yards, 60 touchdowns and only 27 interceptions…gained 241 yards with 10 scores on 237 carries…gained 6,995 yards in total offense, an average of 184.1 yards per game…2003: All-Conference USA second-team selection…one of seven finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the nation\'s top senior quarterback…led the C-USA in touchdown passes and passing yards and ranked second in the league in total offense…became only the third player in school history to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season, completing 251 of 422 passes (59.5%) for 3,077 yards, 33 touchdowns and 14 interceptions…his 33 scoring tosses are topped only by Shaun King (36 in 1998) on the school\'s season-record list…gained 80 yards with a pair of scores on 77 carries…had 3,157 yards in total offense, an average of 263.1 yards per game…threw at least one touchdown pass in every game…vs. TCU, hit on 25 of 42 tosses for 303 yards and a pair of scores and added 24 yards on seven carries…vs. Northwestern State (La.), completed 29 of 48 attempts for a season-high 353 yards and four touchdowns, including 28, 32 & 23-yarders…set a school record with his fourth consecutive 300-yard performance, gaining 350 yards on 26 of 34 throws with a school record-tying five touchdowns at Army…his five scores tied a Tulane record…at Alabama-Birminghan, connected on 16 of 33 tosses for 255 yards and three touchdowns, including a 78-yarder, and rushed four times for 33 yards…closed out his career with 14 of 20 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns, including a career-long 87-yarder vs. East Carolina…2002: Team captain, starting every game…completed 230 of 401 passes (57.4%) for 2,468 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions…Carried 88 times for six scores…gained 2,487 yards in total offense, an average of 191.3 yards per game...against Louisiana-Monroe, connected on 21 of 35 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns with a long of 43 yards…tied the school game-record with five touchdown tosses, including a 54-yarder as he connected on 25 of 35 attempts for 329 yards against Navy…ran for 1 & 3-yard touchdowns and completed 20 of 39 throws for 240 yards against Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl 2001: appeared in three games, starting the Army game while backing up Patrick Ramsey…finished with 31 of 49 passes (63.3%) for 487 yards, four touchdowns and one interception…Carried 13 times for one score…against Army, completed 25 of 39 attempts for 384 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a 3-yard score…2000: appeared in 10 games, starting vs. East Carolina…completed 58 of 115 passes (50.4%) for 722 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions…carried 59 times for 133 yards and a score…averaged 85.5 yards per game in total offense…in his first career start, against East Carolina, he hit on 20 of 35 passes for 299 yards and a pair of scores, also rushed 19 times for 40 yards…1999: redshirted due to NCAA transfer regulations, but did not lose a year of eligibility…he had graduated early from high school and spent the Spring 1999 semester at UCLA before opting for Tulane.
He\'s 6-2, 217 with a good arm, good speed and escapability, and a great head on his shoulders. Yeah, he\'s poo.
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Old 02-13-2005, 09:23 AM   #7
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Gee --- did Losmanput up great numbers -- I guess his defense must have been great huh -- because any QB who is asked to do much for his team will always put up bad numbers
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:07 AM   #8
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So I guess WhoDat is a Losman fan?....hahahaha....
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:12 AM   #9
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don\'t give me that \"he was an all-time great at tulane\" ****.... it was freaking tulane!! they play nobody.... hell, i could have gone out there against some of those defense and thrown for 200+ yds myself... the fact of the matter is this, while he is a good qb, he is not what everyone makes him out to be... and if you think leon is egotistical, jesus h. christ, this guy, wow!
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:21 PM   #10
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Losman would have had that job if he would not have gotten hurt last year....

i can definately see him starting next year.... maybe get blesoe an draft a qb and give him a year to learn...
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