1. Monday Downtime - All Evolve Media Sites will be undergoing maintenance Monday March 30. This will occur during a window of 7 PM (Pacific Time) to Tuesday afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience.

David Carr: What happened to him?!?!

Discussion in 'Sports Bar' started by Footwork333, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Footwork333

    Footwork333 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    23
    Hey guys, I was just watching this ESPN clip from the NFL 2002 Draft. In the clip, they say David Carr was 6'3 223lbs, which seems legit, BUT then they say he can bench 400lbs and run less than a 4.7 in the 40yd dash, which seems crazy. The part about benching 400lbs seems insane.

    Does anyone know more about him?

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZP6pAgFqHU

    Thanks!
     
  2. asharak

    asharak Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,533
    Likes Received:
    731
    Location:
    A mile high and climbing
    Houston's O-line happened to him.
     
  3. Nowhere Fast

    Nowhere Fast Chules' Emotional Hostage.

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    15,037
    Likes Received:
    34,752
    He got drilled more than hoes in a brothel.
     
  4. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    11,586
    Likes Received:
    4,544
    Location:
    On the mats
    Houston didn't take care of him. His team ruined him.
     
  5. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    66,933
    Likes Received:
    51,716
    He got destroyed by sacks and hits from a line that couldnt protect him.

    Google is awesome btw.
     
  6. The Green Lantern

    The Green Lantern Beware My Power...

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Fort Worth
    He got sacked/hit like a billion times.
     
  7. Tebowned

    Tebowned Boise Dime.

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    10,261
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Houston was a new team and they got their franchise qb but didn't have offensive help.
     
  8. SoCalprodigy09

    SoCalprodigy09 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    6,618
    Likes Received:
    3,825
    They got him a LT with their first pick in the supplemental draft, but Boselli couldn't stay healthy.
     
  9. FloridaCracker

    FloridaCracker Dirty, Stinky, Greasy

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Messages:
    30,543
    Likes Received:
    60,481
    Did he win a ring with the Giants?
     
  10. RR

    RR Step into the lab Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    63,561
    Likes Received:
    39,502
    Location:
    Rustlemania
    The Texans OL turned him into a rape victim
     
  11. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    66,933
    Likes Received:
    51,716
  12. The Green Lantern

    The Green Lantern Beware My Power...

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Fort Worth
    Shame, because he could have been a pretty good QB. Dude had a prime Andre, but no protection...
     
  13. Footwork333

    Footwork333 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    23
    I keep hearing that his OLine was terrible, but I haven't seen a video of this in action. Could someone please show me a video?
     
  14. Footwork333

    Footwork333 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    23
    Or is there a documentary on Carr I could watch? He seemed like a beast if he could run the 40 so fast and bench 400lbs....
     
  15. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    44,343
    Likes Received:
    90,986
    [​IMG]

    Yes.
     
  16. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    44,343
    Likes Received:
    90,986
    Bob McNair: Texans won’t repeat mistakes we made with David Carr

     
  17. boomertx

    boomertx Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,691
    Likes Received:
    289
    1.) Handled poorly by the coaching staff: Should never have started him. He was drafted based on one good season (if I recall correctly). Should have let him develop as an understudy.

    2.) Yes, he had a bad offensive line. Compounded by not developing him properly.

    3.) Lazy work habits. Basically showed up when he was supposed to and left as soon as practice was over. Never put in the time to learn the pro game like most successful quarterbacks do. He said as much in interviews when he was in Houston. The media asked leading questions like did he stay and do film study with coaches after practice. Answer: No, I have a film room at my house.

    4.) Coddled by the coaching staff. When Kubiak came in he had to have his Dad removed from practices. Something the previous staff had let go on for years.

    From what I heard and read he didn't have the drive to improve himself, the coaches pampered him (and his family) and the team stunk. Everyone's to blame for this one.
     
  18. Prefect

    Prefect Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    4,452
    Likes Received:
    3,097
    Some of that may be true but take into account how beat up and how many concussions he had and how he was just trying to survive. Too many plays were broken from the start so I don't know how much studying would help. He did commit harder his last season with the texans and managed to up his completion percentage to a very respectable 68%.
     
  19. boomertx

    boomertx Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,691
    Likes Received:
    289
    As you can tell I'm not a Carr fan. The only reason he tried harder is because he was forced to by the new staff and he knew his cushy ride was over. Kubiak obviously gave up on him after one season so that probably says enough about any possible upside...at that point he was more interested in trucks, hairstyles and wearing gloves on one hand. Turned into more a sideshow than a QB but seemed very content to be a high priced clipboard carrier for several more years.
     
  20. speakhandsforme

    speakhandsforme Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    7,397
    Likes Received:
    563
    Carr was the most mismanaged potential star QB I've ever seen. You can't set the record for sacks taken in your rookie year (and then continue to get brutalized for the following years) and expect to develop a healthy feel for the pocket/position.

    It's truly sad. He was even more talented than his brother. Considerably, in my opinion.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.