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Dan Orlovsky dropped for Leinart

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Year after making his name running out of the back of the end zone, Dan Orlovsky has run out of time in Houston.

The Texans cut the backup quarterback Friday after signing Matt Leinart to a relatively pricey contract for a reserve this week. Leinart chose more money in Houston over a chance to start in Seattle, but we can’t kill him for it.

He would have been a big underdog in Seattle anyhow. In Houston, he has the best chance to succeed and potentially rehab his value if he ever gets in the lineup.

Orlovsky held off Leinart last year, but never threw a pass in two years with the Texans.

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17 Responses to “Dan Orlovsky dropped for Leinart”
  1. phil325 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:14 PM

    Two losers… butI would have gone with the cheaper one.

  2. bigtimetexanfan says: Jul 29, 2011 10:15 PM

    Hopefully Leinart never hits the field. For once as a TEXANS fan I can honestly say PLAYOFF’S…
    WERE TALKING PLAYOFFS…

  3. mikewhorio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:18 PM

    Sad thing is, Orlovsky’s better than Leinart.

  4. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 29, 2011 10:28 PM

    Miami still needs a QB.

    And Orlovsky sounds like a typical decision they’d run out the back of the end zone to make.

  5. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:34 PM

    Leinart…….fire up the hot tubs, and let’s C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E good times…C’Mon.

  6. mrcosio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:47 PM

    I remember years ago this friend of mine who’s a Texans fan was upset that the drafted Mario Williams with the first pick, he wanted Leinart so bad

    Can you imagine…..

  7. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jul 29, 2011 10:55 PM

    idc about either of these guys. T.J yates from UNC is actually better than most think imo. He did throw to the likes of Hakeem nicks and brandon tate. An he threw it to them pretty well

  8. xstaticonradio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:57 PM

    Orlovsky didn’t look bad in his few games with the Lions. He deserves a chance somewhere.

  9. vahawker says: Jul 29, 2011 11:51 PM

    Glad Leinart didn’t sign with Hawks. Don’t want someone who would rather hold a clip board knowing he has no chance of getting on the field except through injury instead of going into a situation where had a chance to beat out two unimpressive QB’s in CW and TJack. No heart, no guts.

  10. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jul 29, 2011 11:57 PM

    Orlovsky is a solid backup. This isn’t the end of the road for him.

  11. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 30, 2011 12:02 AM

    “mrcosio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:47 PM
    I remember years ago this friend of mine who’s a Texans fan was upset that the drafted Mario Williams with the first pick, he wanted Leinart so bad

    Can you imagine…..”

    I find numerous parts of this statement questionable…..

    First, I know of numerous Texans fans who were mad that the team drafted neither hometown hero Vince Young, nor consensus stud Reggie Bush…..but I’ve never heard of any Texas fan upset about them not drafting Matt Leinart. Particularly with the #1 pick.

    Based on these findings, I also find your having a “friend” specious.

  12. goldrush94 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:11 AM

    RING RING….

    Hello?

    Hey Dan?

    Yes?

    Hey, it’s coach Carroll.

    Oh hey coach, what’s up?

    Nothin’ much. Just uh, yeah, we’re making a run at the title this year, and….

  13. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jul 30, 2011 12:16 AM

    mrcosio has no friends? FOREVER ALONE

  14. tlight131 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:15 AM

    If it wasn’t for the end zone snafu, I think he would be more respected. He isn’t a bad player, with the right people around him…

  15. coachism says: Jul 30, 2011 6:13 AM

    Orlovsky was given more chances then Bob McNair has given Kubiak to succeed.. He showed flashes of brilliance and then would pull a bone headed play. If Schaub went down last year for any length, all indications were that Leinart would have started…

  16. mrbigass says: Jul 30, 2011 7:06 AM

    After watching Orlovsky in preseason last year, it was pretty painful so this is not surprising.

  17. depotnator says: Jul 30, 2011 1:49 PM

    “Glad Leinart didn’t sign with Hawks. Don’t want someone who would rather hold a clip board knowing he has no chance of getting on the field except through injury.”

    Leinart reminds me of the back-up QB who starred in that TV series Blue Mountain State.

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