Originally posted by 24plus25er:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
Originally posted by vermonator:
So, Wallace didn't want to be used by the 49ers, but he's ok with being used by the Packers? Pretty pathetic!
um......how is he being "used" by the Packers? he was with us less than a week what is he going to tell them?
He was brought in to be their #2 QB.
he has an opportunity to not get dicked around and will be Rodger's backup QB.... a backup QB for a playoff team.
imo, they have a better backup QB than we do.
If you think either of those QB's will be with the Packers past week 2 your delusional. They are fodder for the game vs. us week 1, plain and simple. I think they are dumb for cutting Vince who looked like a serviceable back up in pre season. Maybe we should sign Vince and fire back...
dude..lol, I think you are the one that is delusional... HE IS THEIR #2 QB! What do you expect them to do during the regular season after week 2? cut him?
Green Bay --- Another quarterback is being asked to learn a playbook. Fast. But this one, the Green Bay Packers hope, is able to stick as the No. 2 quarterback.
After Vince Young's four-week stop in Green Bay, Seneca Wallace now gets his shot.
Whereas Young came into the NFL with transcendent-QB expectations, Wallace was considered by many too short to even play the position out of Iowa State. Then with the Seattle Seahawks, Ted Thompson took a chance on Wallace with Mike Holmgren. And now, he's in Green Bay. Unlike Young, a former third overall pick, Wallace has been a back-up his entire 11-year career.
Thus, Green Bay hopes he can a.) assist Aaron Rodgers in a meaningful way and b.) step in if needed. After a conversation with coach Mike McCarthy this weekend, Wallace was signed.
"Seneca Wallace has been in the league 11 years," McCarthy said Monday. "He's been a backup quarterback primarily his whole career. He clearly understands the role, has a lot of experience in an out of systems. Just talking football with him last night, I felt confident that he'll be ready to play Sunday. That was part of our conversation."
Wallace does have familiarity with the West Coast offense, having played under Holmgren in Seattle. It also helped to work daily with Matt Hasselbeck, one of McCarthy's old students. He doesn't have much time to ease into things -- the Packers open up Sunday at San Francisco -- but Wallace didn't seem too concerned about any sort of learning curve.
Said Wallace, "Just going to dig into the playbook and learn as much as I can.
"My confidence level, I just have to lean on my experience and I'm pretty sure if something was to happen, God forbid, that we would try to lean on some of the stuff that I learned in the past, just to try to get through it. But we're not going to talk about that. We want the man to stay upright and continue to keep doing his thing."
Young's athleticism potentially offered something different, but there were questions about how much he could realistically offer Rodgers as the No. 2 quarterback. Wallace accepted the role as back-up a long time ago.
[ Edited by Afrikan on Sep 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM ]