David Garrard Fantasy News
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 11:14am
QB David Garrard, 35, two weeks after proclaiming himself “definitely healthy,” realized that his balky left knee would not let him continue playing in the N.F.L.
The twist introduced the Jets’ new general manager, John Idzik, to the bizarre happenings that often befall the franchise. The impact of Garrard’s pending retirement will be felt throughout the organization, from Idzik’s office to the coaching staff to a quarterback room that now has only one member with significant N.F.L. experience: Sanchez. His prospects of remaining with the Jets next season now appear much greater.
As long as Garrard stayed healthy, the Jets thought they had, at worst, a credible backup and a mentor for Geno Smith, their strong-armed second-round pick. At best, Garrard could have begun the season as the starter, easing the way for Smith until he was deemed ready to direct an N.F.L. offense.
Garrard’s presence also afforded the Jets the ability to release or trade Sanchez before the season, if desired.
This would seem to indicate that Mark Sanchez has a better chance to make the roster, though the team could still cut ties and roll with the rookie.
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Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:17pm
Did the Jets assure you that you had a fair chance at being the starting quarterback?
“When I talked to everybody, I was given — without a doubt — the idea that I had every shot to be the starting quarterback. I took them at face value. I took them as genuine when they were telling me that. I didn’t think they were telling me the Jets were taking me in to help everybody else out. I felt like they were being very sincere."
Monday, March 11, 2013, 5:53pm
We wouldn't expect Garrard to challenge for the starting job, but it's not out of the question.
Friday, August 17, 2012, 1:40pm
Bush first made the statement during a South Florida television appearance in the spring, and he's not backing down.
"I believe in setting the highest goals possible," Bush said. "If you're not setting the highest standards for yourself, then you don't belong in this game."
Bush never carried the ball more than 157 times in any season with the Saints, but he led Miami with 216 rushing attempts in 2011.
With the Dolphins switching to a more pass-oriented offense under first-year coach Joe Philbin, it's debatable whether Bush will get as many carries this season.
Certainly, it doesn't appear to be an offense suited to produce an NFL rushing champion.
Bush doesn't seem concerned.
"I think it is very possible," he said. "We'll see when this train begins, but I think it is possible."
Bush may not get that many carries again, but he could make up for it in the passing game. With Chad Johnson cut, the team lacks talent at WR and the QB position seems up in the air with Ryan Tannehill, David Garrard and Matt Moore still battling for the starting spot. Bush may have to be a focal point of the offense in one way or another. He's definitely someone to look at in PPR leagues.
Friday, August 17, 2012, 9:56am
Perhaps this race for the starting QB position is getting closer. No matter who wins the job, they are only considered a QB3 option in most leagues with just not a ton of talent to work with at WR. Tannehill at least has some upside and is someone to watch, but it seems like we know what to expect from David Garrard and Matt Moore...
Saturday, August 11, 2012, 11:25am
“While Garrard looked the best of the three QBs, he also had some trouble grasping the playbook. When the Dolphins run their no-huddle, up-tempo offense in practice, Garrard would sometimes need QB coach Zac Taylor to call in the play two or three times, or have a teammate explain the play to him, before recalling the play and everyone's responsibility.”
David Garrard has knee scope, out 2-4 weeks
Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:08pm
Jay Glazer on Dolphins QB David Garrard: "Just got off phone w David Garrard, says he's getting his knee scoped tomorrow and docs tell him 2-4 weeks rec time. 'Nothing happened, just Father Time, wear and tear. They have to take out loose things floating around.'"
Monday, August 6, 2012, 11:46am
Saturday, July 28, 2012, 9:24pm
“Dolphins made concessions to make deal palatable, but Ryan Tannehill was unwilling to miss more time to continue fight on offset language.”
Friday, July 27, 2012, 10:16am
Sunday, July 8, 2012, 10:18am
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins’ starting quarterback job is between David Garrard and Matt Moore. While receivers have raved about rookie QB Ryan Tannehill’s arm strength, he reportedly is having trouble with the speed of the game. He’s taking too many would-be sacks during practice and his timing has been off with his throws. Thus, look for Garrard or Moore to man the starting position until Tannehill is ready to take over.
Monday, July 2, 2012, 2:07pm
The Palm Beach Post reported ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Saturday that he’s hearing David Garrard has the early advantage in the battle for the starting quarterback job.
As for rookie Ryan Tannehill, he’s not in the running right now due to his untimely mistakes, particularly when throwing into traffic. Coach Joe Philbin and his staff have made it clear that turnovers will not be tolerated, so for now at least Tannehill will continue his apprenticeship as the No. 3 guy.
No matter who wins the job, don't expect them to be ranked too high on our QB board, and chances are they won't even get drafted. But the key thing to note here is it sounds like Tannehill has some work to do before moving up the depth charts and having fantasy value.
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 1:40pm
Although he spent quite a bit of time on the sidelines speaking to coaches who were spoon-feeding him tips on the playbook, he worked in with the second team during team drills and made several nice catches. His best was a leaping grab down the sideline over cornerback Sean Smith, who is 6-3, 214-pounds and 10 years younger than Ochocinco, who is 6-1 and 192 pounds. Smith said afterward that Ochocinco displayed excellent footwork and added, “you can tell by his releases and the stems on his routes he’s a definitely a vet who still knows how to weave” through coverage.
“The things I’ve seen of him, moving around the field, he’s still very quick out of his breaks. That’s usually the No. 1 decline for an older receiver, and I don’t see that,” said quarterback David Garrard, who played with Ochocinco on the 2009 Pro Bowl team.
“And I definitely don’t see it with the hands, because he’s making some great catches, going up over DBs and making the catch. Those are the things you want to see him do, and he’s still doing it.”
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 12:40pm
Don't read too much into this, but Garrard is in the mix until HC Joe Philbin says he isn't.