17
Oct
07

Plans B through F. B is for backup. F is for failure.

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A surprising number of NFL teams this year have had to give considerable playing time to their second- and third-string quarterbacks, due to their starters’ injuries, ineffectiveness, or federal indictments1. SI.com reports that through the first six weeks of the season, 17 of the 32 teams have given more than just “mop-up duty”2 to their reserve QB’s. Aside from a few clubs who’ve managed to scrape out some wins, many of these troubled teams are tanking like it’s Tiananmen Square. The Dolphins, Rams, Jets, and Falcons are a combined 2-22, although, to be fair, these teams would probably be about 5-19 if they had Johnny Unitas and Captain America3.

Of course there have been some devastating injuries, but many of these situations were caused by just plain incompetence on the part of the head signal-caller. Rex Grossman in Chicago. Joey Harrington in Atlanta. Chad Pennington with the Jets. Alex Smith in San Francisco.

Here’s the obvious question: when will things get so bad that a team phones up Ryan Leaf? The Panthers have already pulled Testaverde from his bingo game, and the Cardinals resorted to Tim Rattay. It’s rumored that the Jets are going to bring back Joe Namath for a short stint, and the Falcons are looking past Byron Leftwich to see if Erin Andrews4 is available.

1 This refers to Michael Vick, in case I’m not being clear. Vick, from the Falcons. Michael Vick is the one with the federal indictment.
2 Mopping up doody is actually what I did at my first job. Ah, Taco Bell
3 Captain America was briefly the starter for the 49ers in the mid-70’s, but dropped out of professional sports after he was caught with the Green Lantern in a Port-A-Potty.
4 Erin = reason #14,000 that I love ESPN. Here’s reason #1 that I hate FOX.

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1 Response to “Plans B through F. B is for backup. F is for failure.”


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