I cannot understand why Devlin is so polarizing. Kid could flat out PLAY at Delaware, but he's obviously also not NFL ready...yet. He's a nice developmental player...with the potential for more. What's the harm in that?
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And as far as wanting Orton goes, more than half of us agreed with the 90% or more of the polled Broncos fans who wanted no part of the guy they called "Three and Out Orton" with a 61 career 3rd down QBR. Hell, excavating Jeff Garcia would have been preferable to giving up any draft picks and taking a cap hit for Orton. As it were, there were suggestive threads about Moore at that time pointing out his concussion-influenced bad 2010 may have had an effect turning around his impressive 09, so he was no dark horse or surprise and relative the acquision and cap costs compared to Orton, he was a buy. Oh and Moore happened to win 6 out of his final 9 with 15TDs and 5Ints with the 12th best QBR and one of top long ball efficiency ratings in the league.
Now, as much as anyone, I was for giving Devlin a shot, but throwing Moore of all people under the bus in comparison to Henne, let alone Orton, is purple koolade, or haterade-worthy.
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The guy was a good pick up as an undrafted FA. His college stats are solid and he has good size. He led all NCAA qb's in completion percentage his senior year and ranked 5th in QB rating. People around here act like he is hot garbage which is ridiculous. Given that Sparano was the decision maker how can anyone be surprised the kid didn't get any opportunities? The kid came out of a spread offense and needs time to develop. The talent is there but he needs a better coaching than A Sparano led staff to develop it.
I think Devlin is just a practice squad guy. If he was any good then Miami wouldn't have signed JP Losman