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Not just a clipboard holder…

By Mark Solway | December 7th, 2007

Todd Collins… extraordinary?!? Huh? NFL stud? Nah. Elite quarterback? Nah. Good quarterback? Nah, not really. Good enough quarterback? Apparently. Wow, what a performance from a guy that I KNOW not many people would have given even an outside chance of being able to do so. It started out tough, but he hung in there. Largely due to the play of the offensive line, he was able to stand in the pocket and work the offense that he knows so well. It may SOUND ridiculous… but that’s the best ANY quarterback has looked in Al Saunders’ system since coming over from K.C. Campbell obviously has a ton more physical talent, but he hasn’t worked the offense like Collins did… at all… ever… not in his 20 starts. Collins isn’t our savior, or our ‘missing piece of the puzzle’, but he did show that he can run the offense. Can he do it next week when the other team actually game plans around him? I don’t know but I didn’t think he could do what he did on Thursday night either. Definite recipient of the game ball, and also a recipient of the, ‘Gee I can’t believe the guy actually played that well when he hasn’t seen significant playing time in a DECADE’ award. Kudos Todd. 15 of 20 for 224 yards – 2 TD, 0 INT – By my calculations, that’ about a 144.6 QB rating. Man… how good does it have to feel if you’re him? You’ve been earmarked a clipboard holder for pretty much your entire career – certainly since the turn of the new century, and you go out and play the game that he did? That’s got to be satisfying for him. Well done. We got a much-needed and well deserved win. Thanks in large part to…

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