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KA terms Whitehurst as CBJ in article....

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Dublin Bolt, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

    Aug 12, 2006
    I'd be interested to know if Charlie is OK with this article.

    At least Chargers deep at QB

    By Kevin Acee
    6:45 p.m. Aug. 28, 2013

    You don’t want to be dangling extra quarterbacks out the window with Jim
    Harbaugh coming to town.

    The San Francisco 49ers, who oppose the Chargers in Thursday night’s
    preseason finale at Qualcomm Stadium, actually seem to be flush with
    QBs. But Chargers fans remember 2011, when the Chargers released rookie
    Scott Tolzien with the intention of placing him on their practice squad
    – only to have Harbaugh sign him and keep him on the 49ers' roster the
    next two seasons.

    Well, regardless, that won’t happen again.

    Of course, Mike “Just trying to find the best 53” McCoy will not say it
    for certain, but the Chargers are almost certainly going to keep a third
    quarterback for the first time since 2010.

    Whether this new staff was inclined to go deeper in the QB room before
    Brad Sorensen showed he has a future is immaterial at this point. The
    seventh-round draft pick out of Southern Utah has given them no choice.

    “Quarterback is a very hard position to find in this league,” McCoy
    said. “So when you have three quarterbacks that you really like, there
    is a good chance you are going to keep them. Once you let one of them go
    there is a good chance someone else will pick them up. You have to get
    as many good players as you can, so if you think he has a bright future
    or can help you in some way you might hold on to them.”

    Sorensen has a future.

    Yes, his 27 passes without an interception and 114.4 passer rating
    through three exhibitions have come in part because he has been playing
    mostly against scrubs. But it’s also because the kid can throw with
    accuracy, is poised in the pocket and can extend plays with his legs.

    “The guy is a legit talent,” said Chargers QB coach Frank Reich. “…This
    is a quarterback-centric league in a sense. And if you have three guys
    that can play, you have to keep three roster spots in my opinion.”

    Reich acknowledges more immediate needs at other positions can supersede
    the desire to breed a young quarterback. But I say that not only do the
    Chargers like Sorensen, they don’t have an abundance of players at other
    positions they like.

    And even if they can successfully pillage other rosters for depth at any
    number of deficient spots, it is time to start thinking post-Charlie

    Now, I owe Clipboard Jesus a debt of gratitude for saving my e-mail
    inbox from Armageddon.

    After he was picked off twice in the preseason opener, there was a
    cacophonous call in the Chargers webosphere for Charlie Whitehurst to be
    a Charger no more.

    Thankfully, that nonsense has slowed to a relative whisper as
    Whitehurst’s protection improved along with his accuracy. Over the past
    two games, Whitehurst has compiled a 112.6 passer rating and led the
    Chargers to scores on half of the eight possessions he’s directed.

    “He’s one of the top 32 quarterbacks in the league as far as I’m
    concerned,” Reich said. “I really think that. I really think the guy is
    NFL starting material. I think we’re very fortunate to have him. And
    then I think we have a guy who could also be that.”

    Amen to the latter part of that, even if we have evidence from his two
    seasons in Seattle that says Whitehurst might not be a long-term
    solution to a team’s starting quarterback needs.

    But he is an entirely capable backup. He can make every throw, move well
    enough and has the experience of throwing 155 more NFL passes than Sorensen.

    And he’s the one who should be in line behind Philip Rivers for one more
  2. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

    Aug 8, 2006
    I would cut CBJ (or maybe trade him for a 2020 seventh round pick), If Rivers goes down this team has no chance (very little with him to begin with) so I´s rather see Sorensen in there if that were the case
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

    Aug 12, 2006
    You're saying we've v little chance with Rivers in the 1st place?, why u so down on #17?

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