Sunday, July 16, 2006

Patrick Ramsey

David Hutchinson in his column on July 15, 2006 at the Star-Ledger (New Jersey) wrote a snippet about former Redskin Patrick Ramsey’s prospects with the Jets.

“QB Chad Pennington remains the favorite to win the starting job entering training camp, but rookie Kellen Clemens could emerge as the backup.

“Although the club signed QB Patrick Ramsey to a one-year extension through 2007, his roster spot is hardly guaranteed. Brooks Bollinger is also in the mix.”

Ramsey (career 5,649 yards, 34 TDs, 29 Interceptions, 75 QB rating) won the hearts of Redskins fans for his courage during the Spurrier experiment. The kid would take a hit and get up for more. But, Spurrier’s football concepts were not the best NFL foundation for a young quarterback. Spurrier’s “Fun N Gun” offense had “Pass N Gas” blocking schemes and Ramsey took many hits. Sonny Jurgensen says that he blinked, either throwing the ball too soon or holding it too long.

The trade to the Jets was hoped to be a fresh start for a good kid with some talent. Hutchinson hints that it may not turn out so well. Training camp hasn’t started yet. Can things be that grim for Patrick?

Hang in there, Kid!

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