Why keep Rusty?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    I've been a fan of "The Rifle's" arm for a long time and fully expected him to get a shot to be the #2 entering this season before the Titans signed Fitz. I can understand Munch wanting more experience behind Locker so why keep Rusty instead of developing a young QB? As the #3, Rusty won't dress on Sunday's.

    How safe is Rusty's job? I think it's very likely he's cut and the Titans find a young guy to put on the practice squad. Do you keep Rusty in case Jake gets hurt?
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  2. ncaalover12

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    I can't believe we kept a guy like Rusty while someone such as Pat White was out on the street doing the baseball thing...

    Makes me facepalm all day
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  3. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 Pro Bowler

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    There is no reason at all to keep Rusty on the roster anymore.

    Rusty isn't going to get any better, so it's time to move on and find a young QB to get some reps in hope of developing into someone beside Rusty.

    With so much competition and very little wiggle room, it should be Rusty's final weeks as a Titan. I highly doubt he gets cut though.
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  4. Titan43

    Titan43 Pro Bowler

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    I think they keep Rusty. If we had a more stable starting QB situation, then he might have a legit shot at becoming the #2, but we really don't know what we have in Locker yet, and we definitely don't want Rusty starting multiple games this year.

    I think we do keep him though, just because we have already invested the time into developing him, and he will know this offense and players better than any other young QB that they might bring in, so I think Rusty would be the better option in an emergency situation.

    If Locker plays well this year, and they don't feel the need to have an experienced (and expensive) back up, then I think Rusty will be in a real competition for the #2 job, but the position is just too 'up in the air' for that at this point.
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  5. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    Can't just cut our best QB. You guys are fking crazy.
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  6. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

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    if he was worth keeping he would be worth something in trade

    nobody gonna trade for 'the Rifle' so just cut him before w1
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  7. Shanvhere

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    He has been improving and he knows the system and comes cheap, WHYNOT!
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  8. Titan43

    Titan43 Pro Bowler

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    You also have to remember that Rusty can be 'inactive' on game days and not count toward the 45 man roster, but can still dress and come in and play in an emergency situation
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  9. GOFIGURETITANS

    GOFIGURETITANS Don't Do Stupid Sh't !

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    He is a cheap back up that has no aspirations to start. He knows his place, he knows the offense, and is satisfied with his role. Why not keep him?
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  10. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    Plus he is our best qb.
    ^ see?
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