Quincy On My Mind

I was out with a few friends talking sports like we do. The subject matter mind you was about basketball with the Lakers vs. Celtics going on. One of my friends outta the blue yells out, “I hate Romo man! He playing golf, what kinda of QB play golf?” All six of us stood there staring at my “assuming” highly inebriated friend. I said, “Tony is good. Why is you talking about this man? (Yes I speak using incorrect grammar, sue me!)” He points at the TV screen showing Romo hitting a golf ball. “He need to be practicing on his throwing, he ain’t no Quincy Carter.”

Yes, let me repeat that. Tony Romo ain’t no Quincy Carter. Then my friend goes on a 4 minute tirade on how Romo is killing the Cowboys and how great Carter was and that Jerry Jones didn’t want him there being a black quarterback. Now other then me there is only one other Cowboys fan, the others are, get this, JOINING IN! I mean damn, what did I miss? I know for every 20 Cowboy fans you get 2 who are complete idiots who think they are better GM then Jerry, but damn. Stevie Wonder blindfolded closing his eyes locked in a pitch black room can see the crap that oozed off of Quincy.

Now that’s not to say I wasn’t a fan of Quincy. As a matter of fact, he wasn’t half bad. His rookie season wasn’t A+ but he had room to grow in which he ended up losing to Chad Hutchinson. You remember the pitcher with a heart of gold. Yea, well all this happen when him and Jerry got in a argument on the bench. When Parcells got here he did well, I mean really well for a guy who got sacked 37 and fumbled 10 times. The next year Jones and Parcells got rid of him for Drew Henson (Another damn pitcher!) Vinny “I need to retire” Testaverde and Tony Romo…AHHHHHHH! Irony! Horrible, Horrible Irony! He basically left due to a failed drug test. Well this is America. The greatest country in the world, everyone is allowed to have a second chance. So he went to the Jets. Sadly I have no joke for that.

During the 2004 playoffs unfortunately Quincy had a drug relapse and was found to have bipolar disorder. Well damn, that’s messed up. You got to feel for the guy. So he went to Canada and played for Montreal. Only to be released. Really? Carter said “This is a joke…an insult!”. I’m with you on that Quincy. It’s the CFL where do they get off? In response to that epic and truthful statement, Montreal said “Carter has a serious marijuana problem.” Wait Q, WHERE DO YOU GET OFF!? Let me put it to you this way. Ricky Williams played in the CFL two years and was lighting up like hell, but Quincy not even playing a game did it more then Ricky. That is some s***! I mean wow!

From that time until now he bounced from the AFL to the af2 to semi-pro football. During this time he was in and out of jail and court. Quincy Carter seems to be one of those guy who stuck inside a vortex of bad decisions. A part of me feels bad for him as a man. But as a person who loves football and who would kill to have a tenth of his skill, I could careless about him.

Oddly enough, back to the subject. I called my drunk friend an idiot and cussed him out for it. He said I was right and he took it back. Good. But then he says Troy Hambrick was underrated. Yeah, it was a long night.

Another former player placing blame, but this time it has nothing to do with Owens

This time it’s former Dallas QB Quincy Carter throwing out the blame for his failed NFL career. As reported on in a videotaped interview on Carter blames Jerry Jones for releasing him for a failed drug test and poor performance at the start of training camp in 2004. Calling it a “Billionaire Power Play”.

“When you got a quarterback who’s . . . failing drug tests, that would weigh heavy on me if I was a billionaire owner and I owned the Dallas Cowboys I would have to make some business decisions, too,” Carter said.  “Now how he went about it was just — that was bad. . . .  You just don’t do people like that and just leave them in the dust like that.”

Carter also believes he would still be the starting QB for the Cowboys if he was never released…

“Tony Romo wouldn’t even be playing for the Cowboys right now,”

Carter filed a grievance against the Cowboys challenging his termination, but that failed. Carter made some strong comments against owner Jerry Jones…

“The main reason I think I lost it [is] because the NFLPA weren’t able to come up with the actual press conference where Jerry Jones said he is not releasing me because of my play,”

“I think honestly that he had the NFL . . . lose those tapes.  That’s how much power — and I know because how close I was to him and how much I got into . . . being a Dallas Cowboy, I know how much power he has within the whole NFL.”

Quincy Carter was the Cowboys starting QB in 2003, which was Bill Parcells first year in Dallas. Carter and the Cowboys went 10-6 in 2003 and lost to the Panthers in the playoffs 29-10. He threw for 3,302 yards to go along with his 17 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions. In his four year NFL career which was from 2001-04 Carter had 6,337 yards passing, 32 TD’s and 37 INT’s. His last season which was 2004 he played for the New York Jets.

You can see the videotaped interview here.

Why Jerry Needs To Fire The GM

First off let me say I love Jerry Jones as the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, his love and commitment to win is evident in the way he speaks about the Dallas Cowboys, now with that said:

Since Jerry bought the Dallas Cowboys 20 years ago he has had six head coaches two of them seemingly had some control over personnel, the rest were just Jerry’s puppets. When Jimmie Johnson was the head coach we had some outstanding drafts taking Aikman, Emmitt and Maryland as his first round picks, which led us to 3 super bowls, but after Jerry’s ego wouldn’t allow Jimmie to have more power  or take credit for the success. They parted ways and along came the puppets Switzer , Gailey , and Campo the drafts were horrible during these years taking players like Quincy Carter, Shante Carver, Dwayne Goodrich, David Lafleur and Sherman Williams with our first picks.  If any general manager in football had drafts like these he would be long gone wouldn’t he? luckily in 2003 I thought Jerry was checking his ego finally when he hired Parcells who is one of the best talent evaluators in NFL history. Parcells drafts included most of the incredibly talented team you see on the field today including James, Ware, Barber, Newman, and of course signing Romo.

There are only two teams in football that the owners act like the GM the Cowboys and the Raiders. Luckily we had  Parcells for three years or we would be right where the Raiders are, terrible. Jerry’s problem as a GM is that he has no eye for talent and that he always wants to make a big splash. The drafts between Johnson and Parcells were just horrible, then going after players like Deion, Eddie George, Chris Warren, Joey Galloway and most recently Pacman, T.O.  and Roy Williams. Doesn’t this sound like someone who just wants a big splash rather than keeping, let’s say the two first rounder’s for Galloway and building a solid team? The examples are endless during the puppet years and that’s the reason we haven’t won number six. Right now we have the talent to win number six but that’s not going to last forever. Jerry please fire yourself as general manager.

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