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: January 29, 2013, 09:58:57 AM

I would choose Alex Smith just because he will probably be a FA and not cost the Bucs any draft picks to obtain him. I'd be more than willing to offer up a 4th round selection for either but Dominik loves draft picks and is unlikely to offer any for at a minimum is going to be insurance in case Josh continues not to progress.

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#1 : January 29, 2013, 10:09:22 AM

I'd be happy with Alex Smith as our backup. He is a viable option to start. The backup QB needs serious addressing here.
Whether a fan of Freeman or not, if we are expecting to make a playoff push in the next year or 2, we cannot do that with Orlovsky as our backup. You don't put all your eggs in 1 basket. We don't need Joe Montana as our backup, but you need someone that can be expected to fill in and perform adequately.

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#2 : January 29, 2013, 10:10:20 AM

Neither... I would rather find one in the draft.

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#3 : January 29, 2013, 10:17:04 AM

I think Smith could do well here. We have better WR than the Niners and he doesn't turn the ball over too much the last few years. He also will run for a first down when he needs to which I wish Josh did more often. The question to me isn't Flynn or Smith it's if Smith is a better QB than Freeman?

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#4 : January 29, 2013, 10:19:17 AM

Neither one fits the offense


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#5 : January 29, 2013, 10:24:35 AM

Flynn. His deep ball to T.O. in the pre-season had more touch than any of Freemans throws all season (slight exaggeration of course). He is younger than Alex Smith and will most likely be cheaper to obtain.

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#6 : January 29, 2013, 10:32:34 AM

I would choose Alex Smith just because he will probably be a FA and not cost the Bucs any draft picks to obtain him. I'd be more than willing to offer up a 4th round selection for either but Dominik loves draft picks and is unlikely to offer any for at a minimum is going to be insurance in case Josh continues not to progress.

Thoughts? I'm off to work. I'll check back later.

You must be smoking something serious if Alex Smith would want to come here as a backup. I can see him going to Arizona.

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#7 : January 29, 2013, 11:11:48 AM

Are these our only options?

I'd rather get a "competition" QB, and I am hoping Dom is thinking/planning on doing the same, via the draft.

If at all that is...

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#8 : January 29, 2013, 11:51:09 AM

I'd trade a 1st round pick for a fan base that supported their team.

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#9 : January 29, 2013, 11:57:57 AM

I don't see any rookie beating out Freeman.

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#10 : January 29, 2013, 12:03:44 PM

I would like to see us bring in a Vet AND draft a late round QB.

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#11 : January 29, 2013, 12:11:20 PM

Who here believes Alex Smith will sign with another team to be the likely backup QB? I would think that is exactly what he is trying to avoid but hey...that's just me.

Flynn seems the more likely target since he's never actually been a starter...

EDIT: Add the other element of friendly relationships between Seattle and Tampa front offices and you can see how Tampa might have the jump on first-hand information about Flynn as well.
: January 29, 2013, 12:13:39 PM BucDaFackUp

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#12 : January 29, 2013, 12:15:54 PM

isn't Flynn signed to a pretty sizeable contract?

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#13 : January 29, 2013, 12:16:22 PM

Smith does not want to walk into a competition, but I would choose Smith.  He is better off going to Arizona.

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#14 : January 29, 2013, 12:19:35 PM

isn't Flynn signed to a pretty sizeable contract?

$5.3M with escalators. $6.3M in 2014.
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