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Old 08-04-2005, 07:22 AM   #1
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Battle for Saints QB Spot

Duo coming up zero in battle for No. 3 QB

Kingsbury may hold edge because of his experience

Thursday, August 04, 2005 - Jeff Duncan, Times-Picayune

So far, not so good in the battle between Kliff Kingsbury and Adrian McPherson to be the Saints' third-string quarterback.

The early returns have been less than stellar for both young quarterbacks during the first week of training camp. Each has struggled with passing accuracy and command of the offense.

Starter Aaron Brooks continues to have a strong camp, and Todd Bouman maintains his grip on the backup spot, but the No. 3 job remains unsettled.

For the time being, Kingsbury appears to have the upper hand. He and McPherson are splitting reps in practice, but Kingsbury gets the first call in most drills.

As is often the case with third- and fourth-stringers, the practice reps are limited. On Wednesday, Kingsbury and McPherson each took a snap during a team drill, and Brooks and Bouman each received four snaps. Later, Kingsbury worked an entire series in a situational two-minute drive, and McPherson was limited to a couple of snaps.

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Old 08-04-2005, 08:00 AM   #2
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RE: Battle for Saints QB Spot

WOW! One whole snap!!!! ..be careful there, don't want to get Adrian injured in training camp...
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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I am not buying this...

Bouman unless does something special he is gone. AM will not be cut if nothing else you keep him as third qb. Using a draft pick on him this year and there is special attention towards him for his talent... he stays. Kingsbury, is a decent youg QB and making vast improvements. I think you have to keep him.
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Kingsbury sounds like Danny Wuerffel to me... accuracy and no arm strength. It's kind of weird... I think I'm actually the only person who likes Bouman. I guess what I saw of him while he was spot starting for Culpepper in 2001 made me a fan of his. If you saw those three games, I'm pretty sure you would to.
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Bouman unless does something special he is gone.

Hmm... Me thinks you probably have to keep him. An "experienced" back-up. We should probably be thinking about a reserve QB as well as those in development.

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Old 08-04-2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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I saw the games with Bouman and I was excited he came here but he isn't a young pup anymore and he hasn't performed here in NO since. We got suckered into getting him... experience??? Yeah experiance at being a back up! I'd rather have the unknown and developing behind Brooks. Don't under-estimate Kingsbury, he had a good camp and has experiance at being a back up as well as Bouman, lol. Kingsbury is younger and still developing, Bouman is done, time to part ways.

No one says Kingsbury has no arm... he has the skill, size, and is progressing... had a great camp last year!!!
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Understood.

If we face a reality of Brooks going down, perhaps many will be singing a different tune on who should fill in. Perhaps not. One of the younger guys may very well be an answer. Just a thought.

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Well, the Pats had Rohan Davey backing up Brady for a while. That's pretty inexperienced, although I think Davey can ball. We won't be the first team to do it if we had to.
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I think the sad reality is that Brooks will start and Bouman will be the number two. I don't like it, but I think that's how it is. Thus, the real question is - who ends up on the practice squad? KK or AM? KK is probably a better QB right now, but AM has to potential to be great, and if he develops quickly, he could become the better QB by mid-year.
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I think the sad reality is that Brooks will start and Bouman will be the number two. I don't like it, but I think that's how it is. Thus, the real question is - who ends up on the practice squad? KK or AM? KK is probably a better QB right now, but AM has to potential to be great, and if he develops quickly, he could become the better QB by mid-year.
The only thing in the article that worried me was that the 4th guy would have to "clear waivers". That means that some other team could theoretically snap up AM for the proverbial $100 and taking on his contract right?

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