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Billy Volek Trade?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by NORV4LIFE, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    I know this is out of the blue and a little bizarre but, should the bolts trade billy volek? I mean if we got a 3rd rounder for whitey I wonder what we could get for volek, the best backup in football. If kevin kolb, who is largely unproven with a high bust potential can get the good cromartie and a 2nd rounder shouldn't volek at least garner a 2nd rounder or two? If we could do you guys think it would be worth it. It is reassuring having a capable backup in case the unthinkable happens but at the same time two 2nd rounders or whatever isn't too bad for a backup.
     
  2. DenverBolt67

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    I don't think we can get a 3rd for him, not at 35 years old, and if we traded him, our backup would be an undrafted rookie, which is not a good idea IMO
     
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  4. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    Damn he's 35 already. TIme sure flies. I remember him having his breakout backup seasons in Tennessee . In that case this thread is stupid.
     
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    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    Gee...how much do you suppose we would get for Rivers?.....No, that's not happening either.
    Focus people....football that counts is coming soon.
     
  7. Lancer 1

    Lancer 1 Eternal Optimist

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    I believe Billy Volek really showed us the value of having a quality backup in that playoff game at Indy following the 2007 season - I dread to think how it would've gone for us if we had some young & inexperienced or old & washed-up backup after Philip left that game...I for one appreciate his consistently choosing to remain here as a backup vice fleeing for greener pastures & an opportunity to start for some other team and trading him would be the ultimate betrayal.

    Another place where Volek comes through big time for us is as a practice QB, expecially preparing our defense to face Peyton Manning who he became very familiar with seeing the Colts twice a season during his years in Tennessee.
     
  8. HollywoodLeo

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    If some dumbass team offered us a 1st rounder+ for him then by all means do it. I'd hate having to rely on an unproven rookie wearing #16 as our back-up but you gotta take that kinda value if it presents itself.

    That being said, it's not going to present itself so this is kinda like asking whether I should take the payout or the yearly payments if I win the Powerball.
     
  9. tunaman

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    No. Then No. And then NO!

    Bad things happen in the NFL...even if Rivers had to go out for a series, I'd be good with Volek...not with Tolzien. With Volek, the playbook is open. With Tolzien we're gonna run it three times in a row.
     
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    We need an experienced backup like Volek. Case in point, the Indy playoff game when Rivers got hurt, and Volek was ale to come in and eventually lead us to the winning drive.
     
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