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Sign Troy Smith

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We need a proven NFL quarterback and Troy is the only guy right for us. He will not push to start and he has had some success in the NFL. Although he's only 6' 0" tall he fits in height wise with the likes of Joe Thiesman, Drew Brees and Jim McMahon all Superbowl winners so his height should not be a factor. Troy has a nice arm. He can throw over the top with the best of them. harbaugh had some good things to say about some of his throws after a preseason game. "There were some nice NFL throws by Troy." What do you think?
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Don't we already have a proven NFL QB? You know,that guy that won the Super Bowl and was the MVP....what was his name again?

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Didn't you make a sign Tebow thread a few days ago? You my friend are on a roll.

So?
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He won't push to start? Really? Didn't he already do that?

 

"Just a little more than one year removed from competing to become the Ravens starting quarterback, Troy Smith has asked the team to trade him. According to the Twitter account of Ralph Cindrich (RalphCindrich), who is Smith's agent, Smith no longer wants to bide his time behind starter Joe Flacco."

 

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/138690-ravens-qb-wants-trade

 

 

And he did this while we were in the midst of a playoff run.

 

No thanks.

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Wonder how long the mods let this one go

now that the word mod is in the thread, the alert bells are ringing lol

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We need a proven NFL quarterback and Troy is the only guy right for us. He will not push to start and he has had some success in the NFL. Although he's only 6' 0" tall he fits in height wise with the likes of Joe Thiesman, Drew Brees and Jim McMahon all Superbowl winners so his height should not be a factor. Troy has a nice arm. He can throw over the top with the best of them. harbaugh had some good things to say about some of his throws after a preseason game. "There were some nice NFL throws by Troy." What do you think?

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If you guys want the thread to die don't post. It's that simple. Don't pay him any mind. You'll only be warned if you take the thread off-topic.
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Stan just wants to make sure that if our top guy goes down, we have a solid game manager that can make a few key 3rd down throws. I know where your heart is at buddy.

 

Given that most teams have the guy they want under center right now, and given that next year's class of QBs is chock-full of potential, they could very well get their guy in the 4th round or later. But with Flacco going into year 2 of 6, not sure that they draft a kid to hold the clipboard on a 4 yr rookie contract. I think a potential game manager option that could be considered for next season would be Kyle Orton or Fitzpatrick. There will probably be other guys about to earn the distinction of journeyman available (Matt Flynn, TJ Yates, David Carr...and yes even the God Awful Mark Sanchez will experience being asked to play 2nd fiddle)

 

Stan just keep hope alive that Cool Joe keeps his consecutive starts streak going. No need to be speaking things into existence!

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The Mods should have to approve these threads before they are allowed up!!Remove crap like this!!
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Will we see a Boller thread prior to camp?

 

Lord I hope not. This place just about burned down when we brought him in for a mere workout. Smh.

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Why not just title this thread "Potential backup quarterbacks" to avoid future threads when this one gets locked or dies to prevent an additional topic in the future? We could even create a "Ravens should trade for/sign _____ _______" so it could be all-encompassing.
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Troy was doing well in our system and I feel that Ozzie and Harbs wanted to give him a chance to start with another team and he got that chance with a familiar coach in San Fran however it fell through for him with Singltary being fired later. Troy is a Raven. Matt Flynn, TJ Yates, David Carr...and yes even the God Awful Mark Sanchez have had their chances. Like before, I called for Tebow, when a valid answer as to why we should not sign Tebow I conceded to THE MODs and the thread was locked. You shouldn't lock a thread because people are making clown posts with no substance opposing the idea. Troy is a gamer with known skills.
Address the point with some meaningful input not just "I" don't want him.
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Why did I concede my position on signing Tebow? A poster mentioned that he would always be pushing to start and that would not be acceptable since we already have our starter, a Raven in every sense of the word, Cool Joe Flacco Superbowl MVP.
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Why did I concede my position on signing Tebow? A poster mentioned that he would always be pushing to start and that would not be acceptable since we already have our starter, a Raven in every sense of the word, Cool Joe Flacco Superbowl MVP.

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Tyrod Taylor is IMO a more viable option than Troy Smith right now, if Smith was brought into training camp Taylor would beat him for the backup job. Taylor is already familiar with Caldwell and current players and more dynamic than Smith.
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Troy was doing well in our system and I feel that Ozzie and Harbs wanted to give him a chance to start with another team and he got that chance with a familiar coach in San Fran however it fell through for him with Singltary being fired later. Troy is a Raven. Matt Flynn, TJ Yates, David Carr...and yes even the God Awful Mark Sanchez have had their chances. Like before, I called for Tebow, when a valid answer as to why we should not sign Tebow I conceded to THE MODs and the thread was locked. You shouldn't lock a thread because people are making clown posts with no substance opposing the idea. Troy is a gamer with known skills.
Address the point with some meaningful input not just "I" don't want him.


You want Troy over Joe?
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He couldn't start for the Omaha UFL team and was a camp arm for the Steelers last year lol

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He couldn't start for the Omaha UFL team and was a camp arm for the Steelers last year lol

I put no stock in the UFL. Steelers have had one good quarterback since Terry Bradshaw and they got lucky drafting Big Ben. He was a no brainer. Troy made some risky choices while trying to stay active in his pursuit of another chance at the NFL. I remember Johnny Unitas played semi pro football and 3rd string in Pittsburgh. Kurt Warner played for the Arena League and was stocking shelves in a grocery store. I'll stop here since you made a valid point.
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To be honest, though. Although I feel Tyrod is a good backup, in the sense of running the scout team offense and being a team player kind of guy...

 

I don't think he's my ideal pick for backup QB. I was somewhat impressed with Caleb Hanie when I first saw him play for Chicago in the playoffs, but then he quickly ruined that impression of him. I don't want someone who's tried. 

 

I like what the Patriots did with Matt Cassel. They drafted him in the 7th round. He sat the bench for four years without having to start, until Tom Brady went down in week 1 of 2008. No one saw that coming, but they were still prepared. Cassel took them to a winning season, then they traded him for the 34th overall pick.

 

Not bad.

 

What I'm saying is, I'd like to have a guy out there who is a boom/bust type player that in case of Flacco's injury could do enough to warrant another team wanting him as their starting QB. I don't see Tyrod Taylor being that guy. We need a backup who can make all the throws. 

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I put no stock in the UFL. Steelers have had one good quarterback since Terry Bradshaw and they got lucky drafting Big Ben. He was a no brainer. Troy made some risky choices while trying to stay active in his pursuit of another chance at the NFL. I remember Johnny Unitas played semi pro football and 3rd string in Pittsburgh. Kurt Warner played for the Arena League and was stocking shelves in a grocery store. I'll stop here since you made a valid point.

Heres the thing, both of those guys were starters at the sub pro level. He couldn't even start at that level which is just sad. 

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I put no stock in the UFL. Steelers have had one good quarterback since Terry Bradshaw and they got lucky drafting Big Ben. He was a no brainer. Troy made some risky choices while trying to stay active in his pursuit of another chance at the NFL. I remember Johnny Unitas played semi pro football and 3rd string in Pittsburgh. Kurt Warner played for the Arena League and was stocking shelves in a grocery store. I'll stop here since you made a valid point.

 

The clear and obvious difference is that Kurt Warner never played in the NFL before playing for the Arena League. He never had an opportunity to play in the NFL. Troy had several opportunities.

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Why did I concede my position on signing Tebow? A poster mentioned that he would always be pushing to start and that would not be acceptable since we already have our starter, a Raven in every sense of the word, Cool Joe Flacco Superbowl MVP.

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Who's the chick?

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