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David Carr: What happened to him?!?!

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  1. Footwork333 Blue Belt

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    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 Brown Belt

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    Houston's O-line happened to him.
     
  3. Nowhere Fast Chules' Emotional Hostage.

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    He got drilled more than hoes in a brothel.
     
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    Houston didn't take care of him. His team ruined him.
     
  5. PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    He got destroyed by sacks and hits from a line that couldnt protect him.

    Google is awesome btw.
     
  6. The Green Lantern Beware My Power...

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    He got sacked/hit like a billion times.
     
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    Houston was a new team and they got their franchise qb but didn't have offensive help.
     
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    They got him a LT with their first pick in the supplemental draft, but Boselli couldn't stay healthy.
     
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    Did he win a ring with the Giants?
     
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    The Texans OL turned him into a rape victim
     
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  12. The Green Lantern Beware My Power...

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    Shame, because he could have been a pretty good QB. Dude had a prime Andre, but no protection...
     
  13. Footwork333 Blue Belt

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    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?
     
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    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....
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Bob McNair: Texans won’t repeat mistakes we made with David Carr

     
  17. boomertx Purple Belt

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    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 Black Belt

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    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 Purple Belt

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    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 Banned Banned

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    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.
     

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