Re: whats with the QB shuffling?
posted at 8/4/2009 9:57 AM EDT
Here's what dirt I can dig up on the new fourth stringer QB, Walter:"The Raiders have since basically buried Walter like the dirty family secret and tried like hell to forget about him. Walter didn't help himself by pouting and complaining and lashing out at every opportunity."
"This has been a fractured relationship for some time, and even people who don't know the parties involved feel vindicated for both sides."
"The Raiders didn't treat Andrew Walter very well, and now they've given him his wish and released him. Walter didn't do himself any favours by repeatedly skipping workouts, practices, OTAs, and others in protest of the way he'd been treated."
"Other teams may frown upon that lack of passion and dedication. Walter would have a much better chance of landing a job now if he'd put his head down, worked hard, and moved on. He didn't, and it may cost him ultimately."
Hmm, sounds like another Randy Moss from Oakland. Of course, one of these days BB is going to pick up an actual crybaby, who will be dumped by the Patriots within 10 days of course, but it doesn't hurt to pick through the junk sometimes as long as it's cheap or free junk. You never know what you might find."Walter was an unfortunate casualty of the Art Shell-Tom Walsh "Bed & Breakfast" experience, an outdated coaching theory that basically said run as far back from center as you can, wait for your receivers, and throw it as far as you can."
"Amazingly, it didn't work, and Walter was sacked repeatedly. A porous offensive line and a 7-10-15-step drop passing game will do that to an immobile quarterback."
Walter's first stop is the Tom Brady school of dancing in the pocket. Also, call a one step drop and then toss the pig out to a wide receiver bubble screen. The WR makes six yards or so, and then the coach's demeanor is, well, better than otherwise.
"This led to a shattering of his psyche, which became obvious in his demeanour and body language. He exhibited a distinct lack of confidence, which led to poor decisions, which led to poor play and bitterness, which led to the bench."http://bleacherreport.com/articles/227601-raiders-finally-euthanize-andrew-walter