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Article: Today's NFL Would Have Been Perfect for Doug Flutie

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LOL

 

Disagree and Agree.

 

Flutie is not perfect for a Pass Happy Offense. 

Flutie was "overrated" because of his Canadian fan base. 

 

The Flutie (gimmick) signing was to get more people into the seats.  

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All I know is that Flutie won games by making plays. 

 

When they sent Flutie to the Chargers we only missed the playoffs for 17 years straight.

 

Flutie is a Russell Wilson caliber QB and I not from Canada.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, ProcessAccepted said:

All I know is that Flutie won games by making plays. 

 

When they sent Flutie to the Chargers we only missed the playoffs for 17 years straight.

 

Flutie is a Russell Wilson caliber QB and I not from Canada.

 

 

 

Many said the same about Tim Tebow too,

 

I loved Flutie.  BUT I knew from the get go what and who he was

Doug may not  be "from Canada"  But he was a Grey Cup winner and He earned three Grey Cup MVP awards

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5 minutes ago, ProcessAccepted said:

Flutie is a Russell Wilson caliber QB and I not from Canada

 

I think Canada just breathed a sigh of relief.

 

That's an awful take.

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4 minutes ago, eball said:

 

I think Canada just breathed a sigh of relief.

 

That's an awful take.

so was the one he was responding to....

 

appeasing our Canadian fanbase with that signing? seriously? that's dumb.

 

flutie played some solid ball in buffalo.

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42 minutes ago, ProcessAccepted said:

All I know is that Flutie won games by making plays. 

 

When they sent Flutie to the Chargers we only missed the playoffs for 17 years straight.

 

Flutie is a Russell Wilson caliber QB and I not from Canada.

 

 

What was it...1998 and the Bills started 0-3? Flutie was way huge and very instrumental in the Bills resurgence. I believe they rallied to win the next five games. All he did was make plays for two years or so until teams caught on.

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8 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

All I know is that Flutie won games by making plays. 

 

When they sent Flutie to the Chargers we only missed the playoffs for 17 years straight.

 

Flutie is a Russell Wilson caliber QB and I not from Canada.

 

The BILLS won games because they had a top-5 defense in 1998 and 1999 and Flutie and the rest of the offense did just enough not to lose.

 

In addition to letting Flutie go, the Bills had to purge their roster after the 1999 season due to salary cap issues. They missed the playoffs for 17 straight years because management was never able to restock the cupboard after that.

 

Flutie correlation is not Flutie causation.

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11 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

 

Many said the same about Tim Tebow too,

 

I loved Flutie.  BUT I knew from the get go what and who he was

Doug may not  be "from Canada"  But he was a Grey Cup winner and He earned three Grey Cup MVP awards

In today's NFL he would not have been banished to Canada because of his height. He would have gotten a fair shake.

3 minutes ago, Brother Hesekiah said:

 

 

The BILLS won games because they had a top-5 defense in 1998 and 1999 and Flutie and the rest of the offense did just enough not to lose.

 

In addition to letting Flutie go, the Bills had to purge their roster after the 1999 season due to salary cap issues. They missed the playoffs for 17 straight years because management was never able to restock the cupboard after that.

 

Flutie correlation is not Flutie causation.

We've had top tier defenses several times over the 17 year playoff drought and didn't make the plays on offense when we needed. Flutie was a difference maker, just look how we did with him playing versus Rob Johnson

 

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10 minutes ago, ProcessAccepted said:

In today's NFL he would not have been banished to Canada because of his height. He would have gotten a fair shake.

 

He got a fair shake.  In Buffalo and New England.

 

Then many years later Tuhrod Taylor gotten a fair shake in Buffalo and Cleveland.

 

Successful Running QB's are a very rare breed. 

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20 minutes ago, Stank_Nasty said:

so was the one he was responding to....

 

appeasing our Canadian fanbase with that signing? seriously? that's dumb.

 

flutie played some solid ball in buffalo.

Until Belichick figured out that you just had to keep him in the pocket to beat him.  The rest of the NFL soon followed, after which we had a 13 point per game offense.  Good thing we had a 12 "points per game against" defense.

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24 minutes ago, Brother Hesekiah said:

 

 

The BILLS won games because they had a top-5 defense in 1998 and 1999 and Flutie and the rest of the offense did just enough not to lose.

 

In addition to letting Flutie go, the Bills had to purge their roster after the 1999 season due to salary cap issues. They missed the playoffs for 17 straight years because management was never able to restock the cupboard after that.

 

Flutie correlation is not Flutie causation.

in 98 the bills offense was 7th in scoring and 6th in total yds while the defense was 15th in points against and 6th in total yds given up. you may need to brush up on your history a bit..... even the next yea in 99 when the bills did, in fact, have an elite defense the bills offense was still 16th in points scored and 11th in total yds.... those flutie led offenses usually did plenty.

 

he came in hot for a year and gradually teams dialed in on what he did well and he cooled off. but he had 2 solid years in buffalo.

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All he did was make the Pro Bowl...and no not as an alternate like Tyrod. The lack of respect for Flutie from Bills fans always perplexes me. People got mad at Flutie for being pissed about being the FIRST (and still ONLY) starting QB to be benched for the playoffs in NFL HISTORY. Plenty of the players were also pissed about it and somehow Flutie got labeled a cancer cause the locker room naturally split after such a dumb decision. 

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Flutie is more political than any sitting POTUS.  People see what they want to see and give no credit for anything done.

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57 minutes ago, ProcessAccepted said:

All I know is that Flutie won games by making plays. 

 

When they sent Flutie to the Chargers we only missed the playoffs for 17 years straight.

 

Flutie is a Russell Wilson caliber QB and I not from Canada.

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, StHustle said:

All he did was make the Pro Bowl...and no not as an alternate like Tyrod. The lack of respect for Flutie from Bills fans always perplexes me. People got mad at Flutie for being pissed about being the FIRST (and still ONLY) starting QB to be benched for the playoffs in NFL HISTORY. Plenty of the players were also pissed about it and somehow Flutie got labeled a cancer cause the locker room naturally split after such a dumb decision. 

 

He was a cancer BEFORE that.

 

Look it up.

 

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The Chargers went 5-11 with Flutie at the helm.  He wasn't a great QB. 

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I have to admit that I liked Flutie Flakes. That was right around the time that I got my first computer. Until then, I liked reading the cereal box!

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7 minutes ago, Joe in Winslow said:

 

He was a cancer BEFORE that.

 

Look it up.

 

 

Look it up where? How was he a cancer before being benched? Sounds like your own BS opinion to me and the first I heard of.

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6 minutes ago, StHustle said:

 

Look it up where? How was he a cancer before being benched? Sounds like your own BS opinion to me and the first I heard of.

Never change, Flutie fans. Never change.

 

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In the CFL, he was was twice traded/let go as the reigning MVP ... why would a team let the league MVP go? Probably because he wasn’t worth dealing with at times.

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43 minutes ago, StHustle said:

All he did was make the Pro Bowl...and no not as an alternate like Tyrod. The lack of respect for Flutie from Bills fans always perplexes me. People got mad at Flutie for being pissed about being the FIRST (and still ONLY) starting QB to be benched for the playoffs in NFL HISTORY. Plenty of the players were also pissed about it and somehow Flutie got labeled a cancer cause the locker room naturally split after such a dumb decision. 

 

the Pro Bowl?  geez.... that's something else....

 

he was despised by every teammate (see if anyone has anything good to say about him, outside of a vague charity reference)

 

he filmed the throwing of a football into the face of his autistic son to show us what it means, i think everyone on the planet knew the situation without seeing that display

 

he never won a playoff game in the NFL, was handed possibly the best team ever in the 86 Bears and effed that up

 

 

but over all... it's not his fault, and i like his work on commentary and college talkshows, he's not a bad guy

 

 

THE PROBLEM WAS.... that every slacker loser I knew WORSHIPED him and said he was better than Jim Kelly.... and they still are like this....

 

 

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1 hour ago, Brother Hesekiah said:

https://deadspin.com/todays-nfl-would-have-been-perfect-for-doug-flutie-1834213283

 

Interesting read, even though I was always in the camp that Flutie was overrated.

 

Flutie was over after season 1. NFL DCs figured out not to bite on his little "pixie hop" pass fake.

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" Part of this was dictated by fundamental differences in the Canadian game. CFL fields are longer (110 yards between goal lines, 20-yard end zones) and wider than American fields (65 yards versus 53½ yards), ..."

 

Change the field size, and throw in CFL level talent, he would probably would excel.

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Flutie was as bad a QB as he was a teammate. 

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