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Giants like David Carr’s ability to “run” practice

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Considering the fact Giants quarterback Eli Manning has started 146 straight regular season and postseason games, it almost doesn’t matter who the Giants backup quarterback is.

(Knocks on wood, so Tom Coughlin doesn’t have to.)

But the decision to bring back long-time backup David Carr has as much to do with what he can do Wednesday through Friday as Sunday.

Coughlin said this week that Carr’s mobility made him an asset for practice, especially with the proliferation of spread option options they might have to face.

“I like the room with he and Eli and whoever else is in there,” Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “Don’t forget, there’s another side to David Carr. David Carr can run, he’s fast, he’s athletic, no matter who we’re going to play he can be the opposition’s quarterback and do it very well. He does a good job of it. He runs the option.”

Carr’s also a good locker room guy, who isn’t going to make a stink about anything. While the former No. 1 overall pick in the draft looked around for a chance to play, when that didn’t present itself immediately, he came back to the Giants, where his biggest contribution might be playing Robert Griffin III in practice during the week.

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18 Responses to “Giants like David Carr’s ability to “run” practice”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Mar 22, 2013 9:53 AM

    This way Redskins trolls … over here. Red meat for you.

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 22, 2013 9:56 AM

    Raise your hand if you knew David Carr was still in the league.

  3. nfloracle says: Mar 22, 2013 10:14 AM

    He’d be looking for another job if he ran practice as badly as he ran the offense when he was with the Panthers.

    Loved his gloves when he was in Charlotte, though.

  4. bspurloc says: Mar 22, 2013 10:19 AM

    his ability to run?
    then why does he get sacked 1 in 4 snaps?

  5. theseaward says: Mar 22, 2013 10:28 AM

    I too have thought of him as “the opposition’s quarterback”.

  6. jimmyt says: Mar 22, 2013 10:36 AM

    His biggest contribution might be playing Robert Griffin III in practice? Heck, he’s a lot better than RGIII and out.

  7. steelerben says: Mar 22, 2013 10:40 AM

    To be fair, he’s running to simulate RG3 from the wildcard game with the blown out knee.

  8. imbetterthanyou says: Mar 22, 2013 10:44 AM

    bspurloc

    Well, when you lack any semblance of a line up front in Houston, its hard to avoid 4 guys who are also are not that slow. Good try at a lame jab there tiger…keep at it.

  9. logicailvoicesays says: Mar 22, 2013 10:52 AM

    The only time the Giants ever stop RG3 is when its the imaginary RG3 played by David Carr at practice.

    The Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins could start for 31 other NFL teams and win a Super Bowl if the Redskins weren’t allowed to compete. HTTR.

  10. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 22, 2013 10:55 AM

    Gotta love being the backup of Eli, getting a 6 figure salary for holding a clipboard is a pretty sweet gig.

  11. bspurloc says: Mar 22, 2013 10:58 AM

    2007 article about David Carr… If u dont think he has a sack problem then explain his record. He most likely has been sacked more than Eli as a backup..

    “Carr will go down as one of the most-sacked quarterbacks in NFL history, right up there with Rob “Blindside” Johnson, notching an astounding 78 sacks his rookie season and 49, 68 and 41 the last three years and a total of 249 in his short career.”

  12. 303bengalguy says: Mar 22, 2013 11:07 AM

    And with the first pick in the 2013 practice-running draft, the NY Giants select…

  13. giantsfan2104 says: Mar 22, 2013 11:22 AM

    But what do Redskins fans think? *Eyeroll*

  14. ccjcsr says: Mar 22, 2013 11:27 AM

    He made his money being the #1 pick of the Texans and now it’s icing on the Cake to hold a clipboard, attend meetings and run scout team.

  15. thapurrinlion says: Mar 22, 2013 12:27 PM

    Dom Capers liked Carr in practice too.

  16. justintuckrule says: Mar 22, 2013 1:07 PM

    He’d start over cousins and vick

  17. imbetterthanyou says: Mar 22, 2013 1:31 PM

    ‘2007 article about David Carr… If u dont think he has a sack problem then explain his record. He most likely has been sacked more than Eli as a backup..

    “Carr will go down as one of the most-sacked quarterbacks in NFL history, right up there with Rob “Blindside” Johnson, notching an astounding 78 sacks his rookie season and 49, 68 and 41 the last three years and a total of 249 in his short career.”’

    This was when? Oh, when he was on the Texans, who, as I previously mentioned, didn’t have a line. It was not a matter of whether he was fast, but that he had no where to go due to Houston’s sieve of a line at that time.

    You brought up a completely moot point in saying that he was sacked a lot. Yes that is a fact, but again, O Line. You tried to say he couldn’t run, which has nothing to do with getting sacked a lot when 4 D-Lineman were in his face pretty much off the snap.

    Okay, so I think I repeated that 4 times, hopefully you can comprehend it now.

  18. blazertop says: Mar 22, 2013 4:21 PM

    Gary Kubiak said he could win with Carr….and he is STILL employed.

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