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    Foxsports-POINT NO. 3
    The Jay Cutler saga just got a little more interesting this past Wednesday.
    OK, so by now you might be getting as bored with the Jay Cutler trade talk as you used to get every time you heard that Brett Favre was retiring.

    Ho-hum.

    But when I learned earlier this week from one of my sources that the Broncos had lined up a private workout with West Virginia quarterback Pat White, just one day after the New England Patriots took a look at him, I found some renewed interest in the finger-pointing fiasco that's been playing out in Denver.

    I honestly think the Broncos are preparing for the worst—a messy divorce with their young, talented quarterback. And with the various trade scenarios that are being rumored, one common theme is evident: The Denver Broncos won't have a quarterback as talented as Jay Cutler at the top of their depth chart when the dust settles.


    JAY CUTLER SAGA The latest: Denver coach Josh McDaniels has pitched free agents hard: Win now and forget rebuilding. Can he keep the promise without a star QB? More ....

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    Czar: Like Brett Favre last year, Jay Cutler's agent portrays the QB as a victim. This seems odd, since Cutler asked out back in January. More ....

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    So the interest in Pat White as a potential quarterback candidate for the team is viable, providing the team with a versatile athlete who could compete with Chris Simms and whatever other quarterback ends up in Denver prior to draft weekend.

    While some NFL teams may consider adding him to their roster only as a wide receiver and return specialist, more teams have undoubtedly become intrigued by the athletic quarterback after watching him throw for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his final bowl game, witnessing his MVP performance at the Senior Bowl and then watching him calmly zipping accurate passes at the NFL Scouting Combine.

    If you're among the doubters who don't believe a six-foot, mobile quarterback can be successful at the pro level, don't forget about a guy named Michael Vick. Before his off-the-field activities landed him in jail, he was one of the most exciting players in the league on any given Sunday.

    In Vick's two years as a starter at Virginia Tech, he averaged roughly 1,500 yards passing and 600 yards rushing per season. As a four-year starter, White's also thrown for about 1,500 yards per year, but he rolled up roughly 1,100 yards on the ground each season, setting an NCAA all-time record for rushing by a quarterback.

    Wouldn't it be fun to see what he could do as a quarterback in the NFL? I hope the team that drafts him gives him that opportunity. And it could be Denver,

    POINT NO. 4
    NFL draft prospect Darrius Heyward-Bey is much more than just a really, really fast wide receiver.

    Maryland's Heyward-Bey posted the best 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine among wide receivers with a 4.30-second sprint. But he showed off his overall athleticism by finishing as one of the top performers in a total of six events, including both the vertical and broad jumps and the bench press.

    Heyward-Bey clearly possesses one of the more intriguing combinations of size and speed among this year's draft-eligible wide receivers.

    "I just wanted to show them that I was a complete athlete and a complete football player," Heyward-Bey told me during a recent phone interview. "I think they were impressed that I was able to run those times and jump like that at 6-foot-2, 210 (pounds)."

    At Maryland's Pro Day, Heyward-Bey participated in the position drills so NFL coaches and scouts could evaluate his route-running and pass-catching skills.

    "All the coaches said I did a great job, I looked natural out there, like a true football player," he said.

    During the 2008 season, the Terps' leading receiver caught 42 passes for 609 yards and five scores, despite facing plenty of double-coverage because of Maryland's erratic offensive attack. But all that did was make the talented pass-catcher more determined, a trait that should serve him well at the next stage of his football career.

    "Whatever team drafts me, they're going to get a hard worker, somebody who's going to make plays for them and who, in every game, can change the momentum of the game for them," he said.






    If Drew Brees at 6'0" 209lbs can do it can Pat White????????????????????


    Pat White is 6'0" 197lbs at The Combine.

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    Pat White is nothing more than a backup QB in the NFL if he opts to play that position. Weak arm, and very questionable accuracy. Besides the fact that he's a toothpick and wouldn't be as productive running in the NFL as defenses are MUCH faster, not to mention he would be an injury waiting to happen.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by iowabronco24 View Post
      Pat White is nothing more than a backup QB in the NFL if he opts to play that position. Weak arm, and very questionable accuracy. Besides the fact that he's a toothpick and wouldn't be as productive running in the NFL as defenses are MUCH faster, not to mention he would be an injury waiting to happen.
      ok, i have just one question...have you ever seen pat play?

      I'm not saying that he's a star in the making, not even close, i dont think he is a full time starter in the NFL either. But he has a fairly strong arm, and proved last season that he was very accurate. Out of all the QB's at the senior bowl and the combine he was the most consistent.

      In the right situation i think White could be a very interesting player

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      • #4
        Pat White is a project player, one with a lot of raw talent and athleticism, but still a project player nonetheless. As a QB, he does not have the height you look for and he never took a snap from under center in college playing in the spread option shotgun offense. I think he ran it more than he passed it in college. And he doesn't have experience as a WR so he is a project for that position as well. We can do better than him if Cutler is dealt.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Den615 View Post
          ok, i have just one question...have you ever seen pat play?

          I'm not saying that he's a star in the making, not even close, i dont think he is a full time starter in the NFL either. But he has a fairly strong arm, and proved last season that he was very accurate. Out of all the QB's at the senior bowl and the combine he was the most consistent.

          In the right situation i think White could be a very interesting player
          I've seen him play a couple times, he was actually one of my favorite college players to watch whenever I could see him play. I know last year he made HUGE strides in his QB game, but I still think he was probably an average passer in the college game. Yes, his completion percentage was pretty high, but I think a lot of that had to do with the style of offense WVU ran. A lot of screen passes and short high percentage completions. I didn't see him really try to throw the ball down field an aweful lot, then again, I didn't see that many of his games. I guess i'm just basing my opinion on the very little i've seen, and what i've heard from around the country.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by iowabronco24 View Post
            I've seen him play a couple times, he was actually one of my favorite college players to watch whenever I could see him play. I know last year he made HUGE strides in his QB game, but I still think he was probably an average passer in the college game. Yes, his completion percentage was pretty high, but I think a lot of that had to do with the style of offense WVU ran. A lot of screen passes and short high percentage completions. I didn't see him really try to throw the ball down field an aweful lot, then again, I didn't see that many of his games. I guess i'm just basing my opinion on the very little i've seen, and what i've heard from around the country.
            lol sorry i sounded like a @$$ when i asked if you'd seen him play (i just got done tearing apart Raider_Hater 07 or sumthin like tht..lol and was in a trash talking mood)

            I like White a lot, but that kind of player is a luxury, and you dont draft players like that unless you have everything else in place. Still he is an interesting player, and if we somehow picked up an extra 2nd rounder i would be fine with drafting him:salute!:

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            • #7
              WHo led the NFL in Passing this Year???????



              Drew Brees - 6'0" TALL.

              It is possible. I would say Intelligence is more important than Height in the NFL. Brees is very smart. If you look at most of the Great QB's they are all very bright.


              I think Pat White behind our Great Offensive Line could be pretty good.


              By the way Michael Vick was only 6'0" tall too.


              It is rare but it is possible.


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              • #8
                IF we dump Cutler and need to draft a qb...


                I hope it's White.


                Honestly I don't like his chances anymore than the other QB's in this draft.


                But I like him as a player So even if he failed I'd at least have a rooting interest early



                He is 6'0 and light... which hurts him. It also hurts him he played in a run first offense mostly, granted that makes him exciting, and I will almost def. draft him in Madden next year as a backup haha, but the word is his arm isn't REALLY strong, which isn't a huge deal, but the reads are diff. in a Rich Rod spread... and like we've said it is a run first offense.

                So basically: if we draft him, he may fit the scheme cuz Cassel dint have a big arm either and Mac may like what White could possibly do in this O, and with Mac as has been proven with Cassel the no under center may not be that big a problem (NE had a 70% shotgun snaps or something down the stretch last year, cuz Cassel was way better in it). I like the idea, I just donno how well it'd work out.

                But at the end of the day:


                I think Staff. will bust

                I don't like how little Sanchez played.... it makes him a gamble- he could pan out, but the scouts haven't gotten enough of him on tape I think to know if he really is a first round talent.

                Freeman- I think he's streaky, and while he has potential. I'd rather him not seem to be such a 50-50 chance. I like Sanchez more to be a decent QB to be honest.
                Last edited by JoRo; 03-21-2009, 04:10 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by broncofansd View Post
                  WHo led the NFL in Passing this Year???????



                  Drew Brees - 6'0" TALL.

                  It is possible. I would say Intelligence is more important than Height in the NFL. Brees is very smart. If you look at most of the Great QB's they are all very bright.


                  I think Pat White behind our Great Offensive Line could be pretty good.


                  By the way Michael Vick was only 6'0" tall too.


                  It is rare but it is possible.


                  Brees played in a pro-style offense in college.

                  2nd round is too early for a project player like White, especially for a team with as many needs as we have. The guy's ceiling is Kordell Stewart, floor is Akili Smith or Vince Young.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by broncofansd View Post
                    WHo led the NFL in Passing this Year???????



                    Drew Brees - 6'0" TALL.

                    It is possible. I would say Intelligence is more important than Height in the NFL. Brees is very smart. If you look at most of the Great QB's they are all very bright.


                    I think Pat White behind our Great Offensive Line could be pretty good.


                    By the way Michael Vick was only 6'0" tall too.


                    It is rare but it is possible.


                    For me, its not so much how tall he is, but the fact that he's just really skinny (weighs less than 200 pounds?). He's just not very big, and a couple big hits could really wear on him over the course of a game.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Max Power View Post
                      Brees played in a pro-style offense in college.

                      2nd round is too early for a project player like White, especially for a team with as many needs as we have. The guy's ceiling is Kordell Stewart, floor is Akili Smith or Vince Young.
                      Um....


                      Actually no, Brees played in one of the original spread offenses:


                      http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...72669948_x.htm


                      The thing I think you have to account for is that last season Mac proved he'd adjust the system wildly to fit a talent at QB.. Cassel was much much better in shotgun, so NE played almost exclusive shotgun (much like Brady, but Cassel was for that reason)

                      In the spread that Mac ran, I honestly think White may pan if he could NOT get hurt. At the least he'd be an interesting prospect as a possible slash role.


                      Like I said: of the possible top 2 round qb's he's who I'd like the most to be picked.
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                      • #12
                        The only way we draft Pat White is if we sign Jeff Garcia or Bryon Leftwich to a 2 year contract and let Pat White learn.

                        I think I would still want Strafford,Sanchez or Freeman.

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                        • #13
                          Dude-

                          One thread on Pat White is sufficient.

                          Three is obnoxious!

                          Have a nice day!
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                          • #14
                            Pat White is going to one of two teams in the NFL and neither are the Broncos.
                            He is going to the Steelers or going to the Dolphins.
                            Tomlin is in love with the kid and see's alot of potential in him.
                            As for the Dolphins, since they run the "Wild Cat" offense so much Pat would be a PERFECT for that system.

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                            • #15
                              I think I would absolutely have a heart attack if the Broncos planned on starting Pat White.... then we can officially say that we have become the Oakland Raiders by proving to make absolutely HORRIBLE moves time after time again.

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