Time for Bledsoe to go?

Time for Bledsoe to go?

There are 79 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 14, 2007, titled Time for Bledsoe to go?. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

While owner Jerry Jones has said he expects veteran receivers Terry Glenn and Terrell Owens to return to the Cowboys in 2007, he does not expect Drew Bledsoe back.

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Phil Myers

Modesto, CA

#62 Feb 25, 2007
Mike from MASS wrote:
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I am not sure where you get your stats from, but Drew's first year was 1993. The QB rating is also about the most useless stat there is. When has it ever meant anything in the SB. Tom Brady has never lead the league in rating and has 3 rings. You also seem to fail to understand that QB rating is also related to the quality of the teams you play.
Actually, the quarterback rating is a compiliation of how a quarterback did. It is not perfect, but it is a system of measure. And yes I do understand it has to do with the team. Once again. Bledsoe was 69.1 and Romo was 95.1 with the same team in the same year. Get it yet? Amd you can read if for yourself at www.nfl.com .
Phil Myers

Modesto, CA

#63 Feb 25, 2007
Mike from MASS wrote:
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I am not sure where you get your stats from, but Drew's first year was 1993. The QB rating is also about the most useless stat there is. When has it ever meant anything in the SB. Tom Brady has never lead the league in rating and has 3 rings. You also seem to fail to understand that QB rating is also related to the quality of the teams you play.
And as far as quarterback ratings and the Super Bowl, let's see ... Joe Montana, career 92.3. Kurt Warner with a 109.2 in his SuperBowl winnning year. Drew Bledsoe? 76.7 lifetime and one Super Bowl (thanks to Tom Brady - Bledsoe did not play).
Craig

United States

#64 Feb 25, 2007
Cowboys fans will probably blame Wade Phillips next year if things dont go well. It surely couldnt be undrafted Tony Romo and all the interceptions that he will throw. And it couldnt be Terrell Owens dropping passes. Finally, I am sure that the defense giving up the most points in the NFL wont be the problem. No, Bledsoe will be gone so it will be Wade Phillips fault when things still dont go right next year.
Jason wrote:
you know what i love about romo fans every mistake he makes is because he is a ROOKIE, if any of his fans could count they would know he has been in the nfl for 4 years, last time i checked that means he hasnt been a rookie for 3 years. cowboys fans needed someone to blame for the crappy season they had and the only one they could blame was BLEDSOE. because he was the only one on the team who could take the blame like a man and not turn the rest of the season into a circus. just think what kinda mess dallas would have been in if the media and fans looked at the real problems OFFENSIVE LINE, T.O., TERRIBLE PLAY CALLING, OR RUNNING BACKS WHO COULDNT PICK UP A BLITZ IF THEIR CARRER DEPENDED ON IT. i am so happy that bledsoe wont be a cowboy next year because the media and fans will need to really look at the team and see whats wrong not just blame it on the one person who made that team a contender out of nothing. DREW IS GOING TO BE A STARTER NEXT YEAR AND ALL THE DOUBTS ABOUT HIM WILL BE FORGOTTEN.
Phil Myers

Modesto, CA

#65 Feb 25, 2007
Craig wrote:
Cowboys fans will probably blame Wade Phillips next year if things dont go well. It surely couldnt be undrafted Tony Romo and all the interceptions that he will throw. And it couldnt be Terrell Owens dropping passes. Finally, I am sure that the defense giving up the most points in the NFL wont be the problem. No, Bledsoe will be gone so it will be Wade Phillips fault when things still dont go right next year.<quoted text>
Guys, guys, the quarterback rating for Romo was 91.5 for the year. What about that do you not understand. TO had the MOST receptions in the NFL.
Do you not understand that? You know one of the biggest sluggers in baseball history, Babe Ruth, had the most strikeouts. If the Cowboys don't win next year, it will not be because of either Romo or TO.
Phil Myers

Modesto, CA

#66 Feb 25, 2007
Craig wrote:
Cowboys fans will probably blame Wade Phillips next year if things dont go well. It surely couldnt be undrafted Tony Romo and all the interceptions that he will throw. And it couldnt be Terrell Owens dropping passes. Finally, I am sure that the defense giving up the most points in the NFL wont be the problem. No, Bledsoe will be gone so it will be Wade Phillips fault when things still dont go right next year.<quoted text>
Just to clarify. Last year Bledsoe completed 53% of his passes, and had 7 TD's, and a QB rating of 69.2. Tony Romo completed 65% of his passes with 19 TD's and a qb rating of 95.1%. In my book, 69% is a lot better than 53%. And 95% is a lot better than 69%. I'm not sure what games others watched but what I saw was a very good qb in Tony Romo who does have some growning to do. But in Bledsoe, I saw a QB who was (or should have been) finished as a starter before he got to Dallas. And he did not have the year that Romo had in ANY of his seasons. So whereas only time will tell if Romo continues to improve to be in the league of great qbs, he has already shown himself better than Bledsoe. Again, let's see if ANY NFL GM wants Bledsoe as his starter.
Phil Myers

Modesto, CA

#67 Feb 25, 2007
Craig wrote:
Cowboys fans will probably blame Wade Phillips next year if things dont go well. It surely couldnt be undrafted Tony Romo and all the interceptions that he will throw. And it couldnt be Terrell Owens dropping passes. Finally, I am sure that the defense giving up the most points in the NFL wont be the problem. No, Bledsoe will be gone so it will be Wade Phillips fault when things still dont go right next year.<quoted text>
Correction. I meant 91.5%, not 95.1%.
WeHaveStarPower

United States

#68 Feb 26, 2007
Craig wrote:
Cowboys fans will probably blame Wade Phillips next year if things dont go well. It surely couldnt be undrafted Tony Romo and all the interceptions that he will throw. And it couldnt be Terrell Owens dropping passes. Finally, I am sure that the defense giving up the most points in the NFL wont be the problem. No, Bledsoe will be gone so it will be Wade Phillips fault when things still dont go right next year.<quoted text>
As a 'Boys fan, I will "blame" any shortcomings on whomever deserves them!. You see, when Drew cost us games (see Philly and Jax), he received the blame. The last 4 games of the season when the defense was "offensive", they rec'd the blame (even though people tried to put it on Romo). When Romo fumbled the hold against Seattle, he rec'd the blame. Romo is not above fault and I don't think any Cowboys fan would echo these sentiments.
WeHaveStarPower

United States

#69 Feb 26, 2007
"do think"
JODI

AOL

#70 Feb 28, 2007
Michael wrote:
For anyone to think that Drew Bledsoe can compete for a starting job anywhere in the NFL is just silly. I was upset when Parcells hired him, as his career as a starter was clearly already over. He would make a good backup if he would humble himself to that role, but he likely won't. Any team that makes him a starter will not win consistently, because he is not consistent ... and has not been for a very long time. The negative comparisons with Romo was justified, as Romo had the same line and the same coaches and yet ... even though a rookie prone to rookie mistakes, made Bledsoe look third string in comparison.
NOW, WHY WOULD ANYONE BE UPSET WHO IS A DALLAS COWBOYS FAN, THAT DREW BLEDSOE WAS HIRED AND IMPROVED THEIR WINNING STATS?

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jacksonville beach, FL

#71 Feb 28, 2007
Bledsoe to the Raiders hehe - show the world they can get worse - As for Romo - '07 will prove hes just a pretty boy
Phil Myers

Modesto, CA

#72 Feb 28, 2007
JODI wrote:
<quoted text>NOW, WHY WOULD ANYONE BE UPSET WHO IS A DALLAS COWBOYS FAN, THAT DREW BLEDSOE WAS HIRED AND IMPROVED THEIR WINNING STATS?
Because he didn't. The team has gotten better over the past couple of years, true. But not at the qb position (until Romo was put in). Testaverde completed 60% of his passes. Bledsoe, 60.1% first year and this dropped to 53% the year he was finally benched. And the overall qb rating was also similiar. The position did not see substantial improvement until Romo was put it (even with his celebrated mistakes). So, Jodi ... the reason Cowboy fans were upset with the Bledsoe hire, was we wanted the Cowboys to get a young qb and develop him, as was done with Aikman and Staubach. And for other teams their great quarterbacks. Not hire a past starter who should be willing to accept a back up role and tutor the younger player who actually has the ability to move back behind that line.
Shane Honnette

Mankato, MN

#73 Feb 28, 2007
To anyone who thinks Drew Bledsoe is a bad quarterback just take a look at his career stats as an NFL qb. He is 5th all time in completions. He is 7th all time in passing yards and he is 13th all time in touchdown passes. Yah what a dreadful qb he is. Last time I checked the best of the best play in the NFL and I would say that was one hell of a career. To anyone that says Drew is a horrible qb just take a look at the quarterbacks that are around him in the history book. He is in pretty damn good company and you know what he very well could move up in those ranks if he doesn't retire. To all you Drew haters, atleast acknowledge he has been a well better than average qb in this league. Show some damn respect.
bledsoefan

Cincinnati, OH

#74 Mar 1, 2007
Drew--please don't retire!
WeHaveStarPower

United States

#75 Mar 1, 2007
Shane Honnette wrote:
To anyone who thinks Drew Bledsoe is a bad quarterback just take a look at his career stats as an NFL qb. He is 5th all time in completions. He is 7th all time in passing yards and he is 13th all time in touchdown passes. Yah what a dreadful qb he is. Last time I checked the best of the best play in the NFL and I would say that was one hell of a career. To anyone that says Drew is a horrible qb just take a look at the quarterbacks that are around him in the history book. He is in pretty damn good company and you know what he very well could move up in those ranks if he doesn't retire. To all you Drew haters, atleast acknowledge he has been a well better than average qb in this league. Show some damn respect.
What Drew WAS and what he is now are two different things. No one can say Bledsoe was never effective as a NFL QB, but now at age 35 he's looking likw no more than a #2 QB on someone's roster. His numbers don't lie and he has put up big numbers, but those days are behind him! Look at his numbers last season and tell me he deserves to still be starting for the Dallas Cowboys.
Another Bledsoe Fan

Hillsborough, NJ

#76 Mar 1, 2007
With an offensive line, DB could still succeed. Put a running game in there to mix things up, DB would definitely succeed.

DB's skills are diminished. But he did have a hell of a year for The Boys in 05. Hell, he threw for the second most yardage of any Dallas QB in history. If it wasn't for a couple of missed FG's, a few bone-headed defensive plays..(and yes, that one pick against Seattle), The Boys would have made the playoffs. Guaranteed if Flozell Adams did not go dowbn in 05, The Boys may have even won a playoff game.

DB's skills ARE dimished but I don't see him "washed up". I hope he can hook up as a starter and prove people wrong.
HastoGo

Russia

#77 Mar 2, 2007
Look at Bledsoe's career numbers and decide. His career completion average is 57%(Who's paying a professional QB with a completion average no more certain than a coin toss.) For every TD pass he threw, he's piled up an interception. And, don't get me started on the fumbles. Simple, he's got a big arm, had some impressive streaks, but in the end, he's a mediocre talent. Hall of Fame, don't hold your breath?
john zombi

Modesto, CA

#78 Mar 2, 2007
he is still the man the best qb right next to farve pushing 40 but still can go and last season he led them to a 10 6 record not 9 7 and also he got robbed out of the 2001 season super bowl he won that championship game!!!!!!!DAMIT!LONG LIVE BLEDSOE!!!!
bledsoesbabe11

United States

#79 Mar 3, 2007
Jason wrote:
no matter if u love him or hate him ( and he is my favorite athlete of all time) u cant deny that he is a 1st ballot hall of famer and that he made 3 franchises into winning teams, patriots where 1-15 when they drafted him, the bills where 3-13 the year before they picked him up, and dallas was 6-10. no man can make a team great on his own but drew has made 3 teams contenders on his own. he is an icon who deserves respect. drew will be back next year and he will take team number four all the way. so dallas fans can bust one for romo but next year when he fails and drew takes his team all the way none of u can jump on the bledsoe bandwagon. enjoy your future grocery clerk. BLEDSOE MVP 07 (LEAGUE AND SUPER BOWL)
everything you said is true everytime he goes to a new team he proves his worth and he will do it again because he still has it in him and i believe that no one else has an arm like his when he is able to set and throw. even peyton manning who i believe to be one of the best, stands behind him for the long down the field accurcy that drew has.
no matter what if any team is smart enough to bring him on board as a starter they are looking towards a winning season
go drew ... love ya man
Phil Myers

Modesto, CA

#80 Mar 3, 2007
bledsoesbabe11 wrote:
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everything you said is true everytime he goes to a new team he proves his worth and he will do it again because he still has it in him and i believe that no one else has an arm like his when he is able to set and throw. even peyton manning who i believe to be one of the best, stands behind him for the long down the field accurcy that drew has.
no matter what if any team is smart enough to bring him on board as a starter they are looking towards a winning season
go drew ... love ya man
Well, it's nice that you like him. But he's been 15 years in the league. Even the great Joe Montana and the great Bart Starr were finished after 15 years. And Bledsoe isn't in their league. Jeff Garcia had great numbers last year, and in his career has had better numbers than Bledsoe except for one year. And he is younger than Bledsoe. Garcia will get a starting job before Bledsoe, but more important than this is that Garcia would likely accept a back up role, whereas Bledsoe obviously will not. In view of this, the chances of Bledsoe being seen again is slim to none (unless he changes his viewpoint). And as far as his role in Dallas goes, I'm sorry, he just didn't do it. Their are a number of weak spots in Dallas. Receivers is not one of them. QB has been for a long time, including with Bledsoe. The fact about the receivers is why Tony Romo looked so much better than Bledsoe. He used all of his receivers which is the right thing to do. Bledsoe didn't. It you watch the games with an open mind, this is undeniable. But as far as Bledsoe being MVP in 07 or leading some 4th team to glory,... it isn't going to happen. You have to play first, and you have to win if you play.

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