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    Dan Orlovsky to start at QB for Colts against Patriots


    The winless Indianapolis Colts are making a change at quarterback, replacing Curtis Painter with veteran Dan Orlovsky for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

    “Curtis Painter will not start this game,” Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said this afternoon. “Dan Orlovsky will. After evaluation and taking a real good look at it, I think Curtis had a couple of weeks to really get it under his belt. We had two solid weeks in terms of our off-week, and then going into the ballgame. He did some things better, but overall, obviously,(it was) not quite what we were looking for. So we will make a change in that particular area as well.”


    It will be Orlovsky's first start since the 2008 season when he played for the 0-16 Detroit Lions.


    Painter replaced the injured Kerry Collins late in a Week 3 loss to Pittsburgh. Painter started the next seven games and played well early but then had four straight games with a quarterback rating below 51.0.


    Caldwell said he tried to take the patient approach with the former Purdue standout. But Orlovsky has been showing improvement.


    “We’ve always tried to, I think, have a little patience where we can,” Caldwell said. “He’s been working at it and certainly been getting himself ready, and I think he’s going to be fine in that area. But we do have patience where we have time.”


    The struggles had fans clamoring for a change heading into the bye week, but coach Jim Caldwell stayed with Painter on Sunday against Carolina. After another slow start, Painter rallied the Colts and had them in scoring position twice in the final five minutes. He threw two interceptions in the end zone.

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    Default Re: Dan Orlovsky to start at QB for Colts vs Pats

    We are in good hands guys: He is a professional loser. This will be his first start since the Lions' 0-16 season. Andrew Luck, start scouting Indy real estate.

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    We are in good hands guys: He is a professional loser. This will be his first start since the Lions' 0-16 season. Andrew Luck, start scouting Indy real estate.
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    Has a team ever started three quarterbacks in a single season who are as bad as Collins, Painter, and Orlovsky?

    This is a serious question.

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    I'm on it. Thanks.
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    Has a team ever started three quarterbacks in a single season who are as bad as Collins, Painter, and Orlovsky?

    This is a serious question.
    As bad? Matter of opinion but I think the 2008 Lions had 3 different QB's starting(Orlovsky/Kitna/Hill)?

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    Hey, they're all miserable QBs, but they at least could have let Orlovsky get a home start in against the lowly Panthers, and maybe given an outside shot at our only win of the year. Nah, we'll make run you out there for your first start on the road against the Pats. Thanks for nothing.
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    Did that article describe Painter as a "former Purdue standout"? This guy?:

    Painter benched as Purdue loses to Penn State (2008)
    The loss left Painter with an 0-9 record against ranked teams in his career, and Tiller has lost 15 straight against ranked opponents.

    http://www.wndu.com/sports/headlines/30476039.html
    Source: WNDU

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    Hey, they're all miserable QBs, but they at least could have let Orlovsky get a home start in against the lowly Panthers, and maybe given an outside shot at our only win of the year. Nah, we'll make run you out there for your first start on the road against the Pats. Thanks for nothing.

    Yep. Orlovsky would have had the bye week to prepare for what was easily the most winnable game left on the schedule. The only reason you start Painter is because you want to give yourself the best chance of losing. That's the only thing that could explain it. By this point, it's clear that Painter is horrible and they certainly didn't need another game to convey that message. The only rational explanation for Painter starting, IMHO, is that they didn't really want to win that game. Now by no means am I saying that they told the players to dog it or anything like that. But they know that Painter blows and that starting him practically guarantees losing. Orlovsky might blow too, but there is at least a chance that he plays better than Painter with two weeks of preparation and if he did, we could have won that Panthers game. I mean, it would be impossible for him to be any worse than Painter is.

    Hey, I don't have a problem with losing because I want us to get the number 1 pick, whether it's to draft Luck or trade it for a package of assets. I could care less about a meaningless win in this miserable season. So if they think that starting Painter for the Panthers game helps ensure that we get the first pick then I'm on board with that. If you start Painter (who is clearly awful) instead of giving Orlovsky two weeks to prepare for a winnable game then you aren't a team who is trying your best to win a football game. Again, no problem with that, but I think it's the truth.
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    Hey, they're all miserable QBs, but they at least could have let Orlovsky get a home start in against the lowly Panthers, and maybe given an outside shot at our only win of the year. Nah, we'll make run you out there for your first start on the road against the Pats. Thanks for nothing.
    Yep and just last week Painter was their guy

    I don't like Painter dating back from Purdue but really they gutted him to begin with when he was trotted out after that infamous decision a couple years back and have jerked him and to a lesser extent Orlovsky ever since.

    At this point Jeff George wouldn't be much of a difference.

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    Did that article describe Painter as a "former Purdue standout"? This guy?:

    Painter benched as Purdue loses to Penn State (2008)
    The loss left Painter with an 0-9 record against ranked teams in his career, and Tiller has lost 15 straight against ranked opponents.

    http://www.wndu.com/sports/headlines/30476039.html
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    Ah WNDU to be fair they say that about players of other Indiana area schools but they never really mean any of it.

    It used to be owned by Notre Dame and pretty much is devoted to ND (still) they rarely pay much attention to other schools to even notice who stands out and who really doesn't(Painter)

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    Ah WNDU to be fair they say that about players of other Indiana area schools but they never really mean any of it.

    It used to be owned by Notre Dame and pretty much is devoted to ND (still) they rarely pay much attention to other schools to even notice who stands out and who really doesn't(Painter)
    That was the Indy Star calling Painter a standout. WNDU was talking about him getting benched and having an 0-9 career record against ranked teams. Well, at least he's consistent.

    Perhaps they have him confused with that Brees guy...

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    That was the Indy Star calling Painter a standout. WNDU was talking about him getting benched and having an 0-9 career record against ranked teams. Well, at least he's consistent.

    Perhaps they have him confused with that Brees guy...


    Yeah but in their broadcasts they talk about these players as standouts(except they really aren't most of the time)

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    It's about ****ing time.

    Might as well see if Dan is worth keeping around next season. We already know Curtis isn't.

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    Straight tank if you ask me, not starting Orlovsky last week. I mean, make the QB change when you're coming up on road games in NE & Balt? Just brilliant.
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    Straight tank if you ask me, not starting Orlovsky last week. I mean, make the QB change when you're coming up on road games in NE & Balt? Just brilliant.
    Then again... Why make the change at all for tanking purposes? Painter has shown he's more than capable of losing any game.
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    Then again... Why make the change at all for tanking purposes? Painter has shown he's more than capable of losing any game.


    They probably want to see if Orlovsky is capable of being a decent backup in the future. But they wanted to let Painter lose enough games first so that there was no way we'd lose the first pick.

    That's my theory, at least.

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    They probably want to see if Orlovsky is capable of being a decent backup in the future. But they wanted to let Painter lose enough games first so that there was no way we'd lose the first pick.

    That's my theory, at least.
    Don't they have tape from his 0-16 season?

    They both shouldn't be backups, let alone starters.
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    OT: can you fathom why ANYONE might have thought it was a good idea to make this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgsX5...e_gdata_player

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    OT: can you fathom why ANYONE might have thought it was a good idea to make this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgsX5...e_gdata_player
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    Then again... Why make the change at all for tanking purposes? Painter has shown he's more than capable of losing any game.
    Had to be sure to continue the downward Painter spiral one last game since Carolina could have cut the Suck for Luck lead in half with a loss. They came in 2 -8. Even the outside chance Orlovsky leads us to a W and we've suddenly got one win to their two.

    EDIT: Now install Orlovsky in the face of two certain losses and you've wrapped it up and still given him a chance. Even though anyone with half a brain would have yanked Painter much sooner than Carolina.
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    Has any other quarterback ever started for 2 0-and whatever teams? Another record for the Colts storied history case could be at hand.

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    I hold no ill will toward Curtis Painter, but I must say I was shocked that he made an NFL roster. Apparently at Purdue he passed for a lot of yardage (more than I expected), but from what I recall he wasn't that good in college. At times there was some question if he had the QB position locked up at Purdue.

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    Jim Caldwell: "I think our guys have been pretty focused throughout the year -- that has not been the issue for us"

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-e...-still-focused

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    Jim Caldwell: "I think our guys have been pretty focused throughout the year -- that has not been the issue for us"

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-e...-still-focused
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