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Pat White muses about playing baseball over receiver

Dolphins quarterback Pat White, who at this time last year was regarded as an intriguing Wildcat-type prospect who could possibly develop into a full-time quarterback but whose future could be at receiver, was a disappointment as a rookie after being drafted in round two by the Dolphins as a quarterback.  There has been talk that he could be a training-camp casualty.

White recently launched a Twitter account, which we learned about when Texans running back Steve Slaton started stumping for followers for his former WVU teammate.  On Monday, White stated out of the blue that he’s “better off going back to baseball than playing WR“.

White was an accomplished baseball player.  Drafted multiple times during his college football career, there’s reason for him to think the window could still be open.  He later explained that “it was just what I was feeling at the time so I said it,” which of course is the logical genesis of the vast majority of human speech.  The real question is what prompted White to feel at the time that he’s better off playing baseball than receiver?

Even if the comment wasn’t a direct reaction to a topic that the team had broached with him, White essentially has put the Dolphins on notice of the fact that he won’t be happy about the prospect of changing positions.

If V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells had a Twitter account, he’d probably post something like:  “@patwhite225 i don really giv a crap wat u think #justsayin”.

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45 Responses to “Pat White muses about playing baseball over receiver”
  1. Big Stretch says: Apr 13, 2010 2:41 PM

    What color skirt did you choose when you opened your twitter account?

  2. Dr. Fantasy von Football, Esq. says: Apr 13, 2010 2:45 PM

    If I were a Fins fan, I don’t think I’d be happy about the prospect of Pat playing any position(s).

  3. Crowder911 says: Apr 13, 2010 2:46 PM

    im a fin fan and i just asked myself…
    who is Pat White??
    guys, how about we build a union and sue all the so called experts for having a mancrush on this piece of field turf aka Ryan Clarks Airbag
    Tuna & Co did an amazing job drafting talented players….but this pick….jesus…
    how about faking his crimanl record, get him some mean ass gang tattoos and ship to the Jests for 3x 1st rounders

  4. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 13, 2010 2:46 PM

    why was Pat White a dissappointment his rookie year? he did just as well if not worse then Vick first year with the Eagles
    he was playing behind Chad Henne, Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams respectively at QB and in the wildcat
    he may not be your typical tall long haired clean cut QB that u guys love, but he can become a great QB in time

  5. Bwa Ha Ha says: Apr 13, 2010 2:50 PM

    Give it a shot , Pat, coulda woulda shoulda sux

  6. dolphins24 says: Apr 13, 2010 2:52 PM

    If V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells had a Twitter account, he’d probably post something like: “@patwhite225 i don really giv a crap wat u think #justsayin”.
    I laughed pretty hard at this! Pat White is not a QB, not a very good one anyways. I understand he was in his rookie season, but his size hurts him and when he played, his completion percentage wasn’t that great! He might be better off as a WR #justsayin

  7. Beezer says: Apr 13, 2010 2:53 PM

    White should make the switch to receiver because he couldn’t even contribute as a wildcat QB which he was drafted for. It’s been a rough week for you Florio. Your beloved Steelers trade away Santonio Holmes to the Jets for a 5th rounder, Big Ben is still a piece of crap, and now your boy Pat White is basically threatening the Phins which Bill Parcells will surely respond very well to.

  8. josecanseco says: Apr 13, 2010 2:56 PM

    cool fake tweets from Bill Parcells!

  9. BRUTUS9448 says: Apr 13, 2010 2:57 PM

    White has to be one of the worst 2nd round picks ever. BP should be proud of that

  10. steeelfann says: Apr 13, 2010 3:00 PM

    Uhm, someone please tell White that you have to be able to throw in baseball also. Playing the wildcat at WVU does not make you a QB.
    Well, there is always 2nd base I guess.

  11. realitypolice says: Apr 13, 2010 3:01 PM

    If he thinks he can make it he should go. He is never going to be an elite NFL player, especially if he doesn’t want to be a wide out. The wildcat won’t be around forever.
    Besides, I always say that anyone who could go pro in baseball and football should always choose baseball. Baseball players have longer careers and make more money, on average, than football players. And they are much less likely to wind up in a wheelchair or drooling in their oatmeal when they get older.
    And they have a better pension plan. And they never have to go to the Meadowlands or Buffalo in January. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

  12. jaxdolfan says: Apr 13, 2010 3:02 PM

    Pat White looks terrified out there. He showed nothing. Ever.
    This was at QB, his native position. I think they should try him at DT. He’ll have a better chance making the team there than asking him to go over the middle.

  13. GreeneBlitz says: Apr 13, 2010 3:02 PM

    Pat White is irrelevant to everyone except Dolphin fans and Mike Florio.

  14. laxcoach says: Apr 13, 2010 3:05 PM

    Michael Vick completed passes his rookie year.
    “great QB”? Did you watch him play? Paolo Conte’s song comes to mind “Happy feet… na na na happy feet… woa I love you”.

  15. Darth Vader says: Apr 13, 2010 3:05 PM

    You guys said the schedule would probably come out today, any word on that?

  16. Slow Joe says: Apr 13, 2010 3:08 PM

    PFT: We we cover the big news pertaining to the NFL star players! (And 3rd string benchwarmers if they went to WVU)

  17. SliKRiK says: Apr 13, 2010 3:09 PM

    I remember him getting trucked the last game of the season! that was awesome! I think he would be better off in baseball, he would get paid more too… just saying…

  18. jasncondit says: Apr 13, 2010 3:11 PM

    If Ben Rothlisburger keeps it up, he’ll be playing “Receiver” in prison… if you know what I mean (Jack Nicholson voice).

  19. steeelfann says: Apr 13, 2010 3:13 PM

    WarrenMoonGOAT :
    No, he can not become a great QB in time. Not in the NFL. No. No. No.
    Now call Pat White and tell him to go the slot. Now, while he still has a chance to make a decision on his own.
    If Pat White becomes great……….be serious please.
    Look at most of the champions in the NFL over the last 10-15 years (Yes there are EXCEPTIONS):
    These guys have been right there most of the time:
    Brady 4
    Manning 1
    Manning 1
    Roethlisberger 2
    Elway 2
    Farve 1
    Brees 1
    Aikman 3
    Warner 1
    —————-
    Exceptions:
    Dilfer – had great defense with Baltimore
    Brad Johnson – tough defense with Tampa
    —————
    Hard Tryers:
    Donovan Mcnabb has been on the edge but nuts up come clutch time.
    Phil Rivers also has been close.
    Hasselback-Close

  20. ccoolahan14 says: Apr 13, 2010 3:13 PM

    why was Pat White a dissappointment his rookie year? he did just as well if not worse then Vick first year with the Eagles
    ————–
    Uh, is this a good thing? Vick is terrible.

  21. Anakin says: Apr 13, 2010 3:23 PM

    At least he didn’t rape anybody.

  22. birdmancometh says: Apr 13, 2010 3:27 PM

    @WarrenMoonGOAT -
    You love to seeing a brother playing QB don’t you?

  23. ZombieRevolution says: Apr 13, 2010 3:27 PM

    “…White essentially has put the Dolphins on notice of the fact that he won’t be happy about the prospect of changing positions.”
    PFT is curiously muted on this story. If this was most of athletes that PFT covers the story would have been full of “we would recomend Mr. White that he…”, and detailing how the athlete should conduct himself. The NFL is not the only group with double standards.

  24. dolphinfiegl99 says: Apr 13, 2010 3:30 PM

    Pat White Play WR!
    You’ll Probably Be Good At WR!

  25. ttommytom says: Apr 13, 2010 3:34 PM

    If you can play baseball, the baseball gods will pay you extra to step away from football. You can always go back to football. Baseball doesn’t work that way. Almost impossible, although a few have done it.
    That WR from Notre Dame Sandwichmanilladilla got big bucks to play BB and he blows in both sports.
    Chad Jones should be working on his Slurve and not his backpedal. (cue in Mr T) FOO…
    All oatmeal drooling jokes aside, Wayne Chrebet needs a GPS in the town he grew up in.
    Live by the sword….
    Somewhere Morenau and Mauer are laughing all the way to the bank. Both all world football players…

  26. dolfanSS says: Apr 13, 2010 3:39 PM

    Pat White is just about irrelevant to me and I’m a Dolphins fan.

  27. peskys_pole says: Apr 13, 2010 3:56 PM

    This helps Florio get one step closer to getting to 3rd base with Pat White.

  28. smithopher says: Apr 13, 2010 4:09 PM

    I’m a Jets fan, and I hope the Dolphins keep drafting like this. Their scouting department helps us as much as it helps them hahahah. Pat White, Ted Ginn, hopefully a couple more this year. Dez Bryant maybe? I hope that kid can actually play so I wanna see the fins go with a safety hahah.

  29. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 13, 2010 4:16 PM

    Maybe he can’t take a hit.

  30. realitypolice says: Apr 13, 2010 4:21 PM

    WarrenMoonGOAT says:
    April 13, 2010 2:46 PM
    why was Pat White a dissappointment his rookie year? he did just as well if not worse then Vick first year with the Eagles
    he may not be your typical tall long haired clean cut QB that u guys love, but he can become a great QB in time
    ====================
    Yup, we do love us some “long haired clean cut QBs”. lolol WTF?
    Dude- if you want to call us racist, just do it. We’re used to it. You don’t have to use your stupid code.
    We all know that you and your cousin “BlondBlueDevils” assume that every one of us who dare to criticize a black QB are obviously only doing it because we are racist, and not because they stink.
    Your comparison between White and Vick is appropriate in one way- neither will ever be a big time QB in the NFL again.
    Good news- though. I hear they have a few openings for QBs in Omaha.

  31. nonoose is good noose says: Apr 13, 2010 4:23 PM

    Why does Parcells’ tweet abbreviate “what” as wat, but leave “really” spelled out instead of shortening it to “rly”?

  32. #17AffirmativeActionQB says: Apr 13, 2010 4:28 PM

    hey steelfann,
    since when does your favorite pin up man crush qb Tom Brady have 4 championships? oh yeah, only in your gay dreams. i heard big ben just got a haircut. now you can go drool over him as well.
    just to clarify, brady has 3 championships. the giants front 4 beat his ass all day long, and the pats lost. remember?

  33. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 13, 2010 4:48 PM

    @ ‘realitypolice’
    not once did i mention anything about race. whats your beef man? ur really showing your true colors
    and who is ‘blondbluedevils’?

  34. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 13, 2010 4:49 PM

    birdmancometh says:
    April 13, 2010 3:27 PM
    @WarrenMoonGOAT -
    You love to seeing a brother playing QB don’t you?
    ain’t nothing wrong with it mane

  35. Ron says: Apr 13, 2010 5:09 PM

    WarrenMoonGOAT says: April 13, 2010 2:46 PM
    why was Pat White a dissappointment his rookie year?
    Because Pat White had as many receptions
    as I did in the NFL…0……………zero
    and good luck with the baseball thing since the last
    time you played was high school

  36. LanMan says: Apr 13, 2010 5:35 PM

    The Fish drafted college QB White because they thought the Patriots might get him and institute their own version of the CopyCat. The Patriots drafted Julian Edleman in the 7th round (#232), a college QB that appears happy to play WR, emergency QB if needed, and potential gimmick play guy. Apparently the Patriots didn’t think it was all that smart to take Tom Brady off the field if they didn’t have to.
    So how’s this working out for both clubs?

  37. FinFan says: Apr 13, 2010 6:10 PM

    Why doesn’t he try Australian Rugby?
    He can take the football outta the scrum and do some sort of wildcat for the aussies?! Second thought… he’d get crushed

  38. ToledoLions says: Apr 13, 2010 6:14 PM

    @WarrenMoonGOAT,
    I do love me some long haired, clean cut QB’s. Those are the best QB’s. You proved the point that Pat White had a bad year by comparing it to the year Vick had. You’re just doing everything you can to cling on to the hope that Vick can one day be a good QB. He never was any good and he never will be. You’re delusional.
    The only time you ever comment is to say how in love you are with Vick and to say racist shit about white people. We get it, you want you some Vick meat and hate white people. It’s hysterical!!!

  39. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 13, 2010 6:18 PM

    WarrenMoonGOAT says:
    April 13, 2010 2:46 PM
    he may not be your typical tall long haired clean cut QB that u guys love, but he can become a great QB in time
    ——————————————
    Long haired AND clean cut? That’s like saying we like our RBs round and thin.
    And no, he cannot become a great QB. It’s impossible.

  40. Mr.T strikes again says: Apr 13, 2010 6:48 PM

    Florio that was a nice little joke at the end there….why are you such a pathetic nerd ?
    You really must get off on using your job to make mindless zingers at athletes and sports personnel.
    Are you that mad at your inability to play sports that you have to resort to this…every single day ?
    It’s not their fault your life is a complete and utter joke…

  41. rasalas says: Apr 13, 2010 6:48 PM

    “The real question is what prompted White to feel at the time that he’s better off playing baseball than receiver?”
    It was a reply to a blog post from one of the South Florida beat writers, Mike Berardino of the Sun-Sentinel — at least, the tweet appeared soon after Berardino suggested a position switch for him.
    Nice research, as usual, Florio.

  42. Adam says: Apr 13, 2010 8:54 PM

    He’ll never get a real shot at being a starting QB or anything more than a gimmick. For his sake, hope the guy will play baseball.

  43. botchedextrapoint says: Apr 13, 2010 11:29 PM

    @FinFan “Why doesn’t he try Australian Rugby?
    He can take the football outta the scrum and do some sort of wildcat for the aussies?! Second thought… he’d get crushed”
    You have no idea what you are talking about. Did you mean Australian Rules? If you did mean Rugby did you mean Rugby League or Union?
    Pat White would be a poor fit for all three.

  44. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 14, 2010 9:32 AM

    ToledoLions
    rrriiigghhhttt because u have links that i posted on PFT where i said i hate whitepeople?
    haha sure

  45. texasPHINSfan says: Apr 14, 2010 10:43 AM

    Haha, I loved the Parcells tweet

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