I honestly don’t think the preseason games were what triggered the move, and it wasn’t an act of desperation. The Cardinals knew of Dobbs, had watched him all along, and definitely had interest in him. It was a combination of the horrid Minnesota practices & knowing that Murray wasn’t going to be back for 4-6 weeks that triggered the move. Petzing’s offense is most efficient with a QB that can run and throw. JG scheduled the Minnesota practices because that’s the closest thing you can get to a regular season game. I’ve heard that he asked Flores to come at his offense full tilt, as he absolutely needed to see how McCoy specifically handled it. When he couldn’t at all handle it, the move for Dobbs was made. The trade for Dobbs shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Not only were the Cardinals interested in Dobbs all along, but they were in conversations with Cleveland all along. MOJG had a plan all along should that Minnesota practice look ugly & they followed their plan and pulled the trigger on the trade.I think it's clear there was no comfort with what they had. The first team couldn't move the ball in preseason, they probably couldn't move the ball in practice either, the offense simply wasn't working.
They asked the OC if he had any ideas and he was like "there was this guy in Cleveland... he never played but he was seemed pretty smart, knew the plays at least, lets bring him in!"
I'm obviously being glib, but I doubt that take is far off. The 1st string offense was putrid in preseason and I think in their desperation for an answer they went looking for someone who "knows the system" and was available on the cheap.
However.... Dobbs is 28 years old and has been a 3rd string and practice squad guy his whole career. The whole situation screams of desperation.
We aren’t good enough in another facet of the game for our qb to be just a placeholder and escape blame for losses. Again, I think the pre-excusing of dobbs from future losses is a weird take.That's what you took away from what he said?
I think he means that Dobbs won't have a 50% completion percentage, and he won't throw 4 picks either. We won't lose due to bad QB play. We will lose in some other fashion.
But dobbs has had 5 seasons to establish himself as a starter in an nfl that is crazy starved for starting QBs and hasn’t shown it. Howell was drafted last year and convinced a team he could be their starter the next season. So those numbers you provided are kinda irrelevant.If you look at it this way.
Sunday's starter at QB for the Cardinals, Josh Dobbs:
* Drafted in the 4th Round
* 2 NFL Starts
Sunday's starter at QB for the Commies, Sam Howell:
* Drafted in the 5th Round
* 1 NFL Start
All true, but in no way does this game highlight a battle of QB’s. Whatever team creates turnovers & runs the ball better will probably win this game. Dobbs spent his early years learning behind Big Ben. And I’m not going to be overly impressed much with Howell who had to compete with Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke last year, and managed to beat out Jacoby Brissett this year. I expect the Cardinals to be creative with pressure early on to force Howell into possible mistakes. The Washington OL is average at best. My in-laws that are Skins fans say their OL is borderline awful. I expect the Cardinals to stack the line & force Howell to beat them with his arm. I’ll be surprised if this isn’t a pretty close game, but then again, historically, we always find a way to disappoint.But dobbs has had 5 seasons to establish himself as a starter in an nfl that is crazy starved for starting QBs and hasn’t shown it. Howell was drafted last year and convinced a team he could be their starter the next season. So those numbers you provided are kinda irrelevant.
Potentially! Certainly over the long term. But it’s possible that Dobbs could be marginally better than the rookie starters, Fields, and Ridder.I think that is being generous.
Not a single QB on this list is worse than Dobbs.
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I think he was making a joke/false equivalence.But dobbs has had 5 seasons to establish himself as a starter in an nfl that is crazy starved for starting QBs and hasn’t shown it. Howell was drafted last year and convinced a team he could be their starter the next season. So those numbers you provided are kinda irrelevant.
Right? He got out of the huddle quickly? What a ringing endorsement.Soft bigotry of low expectations.
Someone get my guy a phone book to sit on or something.
I don't get your obsession with Tune, other than a cool name. He is a 5th round draft pick rookie that was a 50% passer in pre-season against 2nd and 3rd defenses. He may improve to a competent back up, but the coaches have seen much more in practice than we have in the pre-season games, and don't think he is ready.Where is the puke emoji when you need one