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Whitehurst not the answer

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

    Oct 28, 2009
    Whitehurst not the answer at backup QB for Bolts
    Written by Don Norcross

    The first day of NFL training camp with veterans is usually more style than substance. A return to work. Much butt-slapping. Kumbaya. No pads. And don’t we all look like Hall of Famers in shorts, 350-pound nose tackles excepted.

    But the Chargers’ first workout with vets Thursday was significant because backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst left the field with a left knee injury.

    Although the injury isn’t considered serious (2-3 weeks) the Bolts immediately checked the “who’s available” list and this morning signed Kyle Boller. (No truth to rumor Boller was signed because, living in Del Mar, he had the shortest/cheapest commute.)

    Anyway, This Just In sees Whitehurst’s injury, Boller’s signing and any other potential backup quarterback moves as positive.

    Why? Because it says here Charlie Whitehurst can’t play. At the very least, we know he can’t throw straight. Career completion percentage: 54.6 percent. Career QB rating: subterranean 64.6.

    Now the NFL passer rating system is a bit arcane, but for comparative purposes, here’s how bad 64.6 is: Thirty-three quarterbacks had better ratings last season. There are only 32 NFL franchises.

    Philip Rivers has not missed a start the past six seasons, but for all the positive moves GM A.J. Smith made in the offseason, it seems he struck out in the backup quarterback department.

    Expecting Rivers to continually break the huddle and line up behind center is naïve. Sometime, No. 17 will go down. The NFL is a game of depth.

    Whitehurst at No. 2 does not inspire confidence.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    Our OL play better inspire some.

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