1. Hi Guest, Registrations are now open. See you on the inside.
    Dismiss Notice

Should we pick up the steel duck?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by mac daddyo, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    19,554
    1,314
    Oct 22, 2011
    Should they offer him a contract before the season ends? I'd hate to lose this kid as our backup.:cool:
     
  2. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    1,043
    161
    Dec 6, 2017
    If Duck keeps winning, the bigger question is what to do with MR.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. We need a change

    We need a change Well-Known Member

    560
    62
    Oct 9, 2017
    We may have to look at the market, there are going to be a lot of players floating around after the season. The guy from the Titans comes to mind. The inflapable Flacco will probably be floating out of Denver. Some say Brees will push Bridgewater out because he is a threat to him. Big Red from the Bengals will likely get the door when they draft Barrows.
     
  4. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    2,934
    336
    Oct 21, 2011
    I doubt that any team is out there licking their chops just waiting to snatch him up.

    Can't remember a QB from the PS that anyone stole from the Steelers.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    8,735
    1,098
    Nov 4, 2011
    I believe he’ll be an exclusive rights free agent if he’s on a 1 year deal.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. Tiggs99

    Tiggs99 Well-Known Member

    132
    10
    Oct 30, 2019
    What if he keeps winning and takes us deep in the playoffs. I would trade Rothlisberger and his huge salary and sign Watts, Dupree and Minkah to long term contracts...along with Duck. So far he’s beaten two overall first pick in drafts with his first two starts and chances are he’ll beat another one this coming Sunday.
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 3
    • Very Optimistic Very Optimistic x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  7. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    19,554
    1,314
    Oct 22, 2011
    I don't remember too many on the ps. We did lose Hoyer the year we let him go and then we're going to sign him back. Teams will take notice especially the qb position. If it was a different position I would agree with you knox. :cool:
     
  8. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    2,934
    336
    Oct 21, 2011
    Maybe you're right. But hey, Kap is out there and available. Who wouldn't want him?
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  9. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    11,177
    1,305
    Apr 21, 2016

    :lolol:
     
  10. turtle

    turtle

    7,030
    879
    Jan 14, 2015
    If he plays like he did yesterday the rest of the season - (some ups, some downs), I'd sign him to whatever back up contract they can afford. He can only improve but I think he has the mental foundation to be a solid back-up.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    11,177
    1,305
    Apr 21, 2016
    Depends on how he finishes this season. Should he perform well to close out, I would not be opposed to it. If he does not and gets benched for Mason, then I would not. That being said though, sans this year, Pittsburgh likes to keep 3 QBs on the roster.


    Given what has happened this season, I doubt they go forth with two QBs again.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    4,435
    497
    Nov 5, 2011
    pump the brakes.png
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1
  13. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

    2,155
    198
    Oct 24, 2011
    Duck will play a couple of decent defenses (Buf, Bal) that will have film on him. He'll have some games on the road. He'll likely play in the coldest weather of his life. There's every chance that he'll never be loved more by Stiller fans than he is now.

    Maybe the Steelers fell into a diamond in the rough. But it's more likely they found an undrafted FA that no one has bothered to figure out, yet.

    Lots of people oohed and aahed about Mason's progress after the Rams game. That was his 6th start. And he regressed badly. This week Duck has his third. Good luck to him, but almost every QB with much higher pedigree than him have struggled. I don't think Duck is immune.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    6,182
    415
    Dec 18, 2016
    Can you remember a quarterback from the practice squad who started two games for the Steelers? Can you remember one who started more than two games, as Hodges is likely to do?
     
  15. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    6,182
    415
    Dec 18, 2016
    As CK pointed out, you are getting way ahead of the game there. You're also assuming anybody is going to trade for Roethlisberger and that massive contract, which is a dubious assumption at best.

    Unless he isn't recovered enough from surgery, Roethlisberger will open next season as the Steelers' starting quarterback. I assume Rudolph and Hodges will both be back next season. AQL is right. I doubt the Steelers will go with two quarterbacks again any time soon. It's not as if they are going to have to break the bank to hold on to Rudolph and Hodges as backups.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    2,934
    336
    Oct 21, 2011
    Short answer, no.

    But Duck isn't starting because he's the next Joe Montana. He's simply next man up.
     
  17. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    6,182
    415
    Dec 18, 2016
    The 49ers got trade offers for C.J. Beathard, who was next man up and didn't completely suck last season. If Hodges continues at a level similar to what he has so far this season, there will be interest in him.

    I don't think Hodges has some great future, but he's past the point of being a labeled a practice squad guy now.
     
  18. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    2,934
    336
    Oct 21, 2011
    Beathard is probably a good comparison to Duck. I dont recall teams trying to get him from SF, but I don't follow the 9ers backup QBs closely.

    I get your point, but the steelers have a recent track record of keeping backup QBs that nobody else wants except for Dobbs. I'm thinking Jones, Gradkowski, Batch, Leftwich, Dixon. Those are the guys off the top of my head and I'm pretty sure nobody was beating down the door to snatch them up.

    Point is, I'm just not seeing the demand across the league for the QB services of one Devlin Hodges. I could be wrong. :shrug:
     
  19. Tiggs99

    Tiggs99 Well-Known Member

    132
    10
    Oct 30, 2019
    I know I am being overly optimistic but it’s not totally without basis. Duck broke passing records and you can see his accuracy and anticipation. He has shown he belongs. Some Qb’s are accurate and some can never get that consistency. People will have film on Duck, but Duck can also improve on some of the stuff like moving out of pocket to the right too quickly. Duck has played with practice squad type players and moved the offense against Baltimore, San Diego and Cleveland. Duck supposedly played better than all the qb’s in camp. We can argue all we want, but the questions shall be answered in next two weeks. I like to be optimistic. As far Ben is concerned, there is always Bruce Arian in Tampa who would like to be reunited and relive his glory years with Ben. The big caveat is that Duck would have to win at least two playoff games. With our defense, it can happen.....,possibly. One can dream.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    531
    52
    Apr 22, 2019
    You would huh. You do realize the guaranteed money paid Ben is not tradeable and all would count against the cap next year (like the money we ate for AB). You realize that Ben could just refuse to report (like AB with Buffalo), and you realize you are not going to get much for him. So in one great GM sweep you give a HOF QB away, bust the cap so you do not have the money you would have paid the other guys with, and possibly have a 3rd or 4th round pick. Do not apply when Colbert retires.
     
  21. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    531
    52
    Apr 22, 2019
    I hope Duck becomes all that and more, the list of all time NCAA FBS passing leaders include Case keenum, Timmy Chang, Laundry Jones, Graham Harrell, and Ty Detmer 1-5, with our beloved MR number 11 on the list. You want to make a case for those guys?
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1
  22. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

    755
    176
    Apr 20, 2019
    That's a pretty bad list. The FCS list is actually better with Hodges the all time passing leader followed by Steve McNair and Jimmy Garapalo is ranked 8th all time.
     
  23. Lizard72

    Lizard72

    11,993
    352
    Oct 23, 2011
    That is pretty interesting isn't it?!
     
  24. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    1,043
    161
    Dec 6, 2017
    Right now, everyone and I pray it stays that way.
     
  25. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    1,043
    161
    Dec 6, 2017
    Duck is a stand in QB and that is it. He disappears when Ben comes back. Depending on camp and preseason games he could be behind Mason again. This is all fantasy thinking as we haven't seen how this fairy tale ends.
     

Share This Page

Welcome to the ultimate resource for Steelers fans. Sign Up Here!