Seneca Wallace Knows His Role

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Seneca Wallace

Seneca Wallace

And that role is apparently to shut the F up and be the backup quarterback. That’s what we got from both Seneca Wallace, who the Green Bay Packers signed on Monday, and coach Mike McCarthy.

Surprisingly, McCarthy also says Wallace will be ready to play on Sunday, although I know we’re all hoping that won’t be necessary.

“Seneca Wallace has been in the league 11 years,” coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. “He’s been a backup quarterback primarily his whole career. He clearly understands the role, has a lot of experience in and out of systems. Just talking football with him last night, I felt confident that he’ll be ready to play Sunday. That was part of our conversation.”

Part of Wallace’s role will be help prepare Aaron Rodgers and as a career backup, he should be more equipped to do that than Vince Young, a former starter, or youngsters like Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman. Much more equipped than Coleman, we’d say.

“I’m here, just providing my insight as far as a veteran goes,” Wallace said in the locker room. “I think it’s been some years since they had a veteran quarterback backup to try to help A-Rod during the game and during the meetings and things like that. Just some of the insight that I can provide being around for a long time.”

As McCarthy mentioned, Wallace has survived in the league for 11 years. During that time he’s compiled a 6-13 record as a starter. Of course, he’s played for some pretty bad teams, including the Cleveland Browns and Wallace’s biggest attribute appears that he’s not terribly mistake prone.

Wallace has 31 TDs versus 18 picks in his career. Game manager might be the best way to describe him, which means the Packers defense is going to have to be pretty stout if the team is going to win any games without Rodgers.

Knock on wood they won’t have to.

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15 Comments on "Seneca Wallace Knows His Role"

  1. the real russ letlow

    I am very interested to see how Aaron responds to having a veteran QB around, who knows the system, and can help him out on game day. He seems to be looking forward to it as well, and it appears Wallace embraces the opportunity.

  2. Abe Frohman

    I think this just goes to show you exactly how stupid VY must be. He’s here a month and doesn’t know the playbook. In contrast, Wallace will be ready in a week.

    • K.L.

      Wallace has a lot more experience in the west coast offense than Vince Young. Therefor it will be easy for him to learn the playbook. I suggest you learn a thing or two about football before you go around making uninformed, presumptuous comments.

      • Hank Williams Jr. Sr. III

        So, I guess we won’t hear from Abe as he has been banished to the ends of football earth for saying something KL doesn’t agree with. I hope the Sausage King of Chicago has a safe journey – but know until then, the all knowing KL, which stands for “Kunt Licker will be judging…

      • It’s not a uniformed, presumptuous comment at all. In fact, it’s a pretty fair observation. Even TT said he should have brought Young in sooner. But I wouldn’t go so far as to call Young stupid.

        • Abe Frohman

          His wonderlic score was a 9. a 9. You probably get like 5 points for spelling your name correctly. The scouting report on VY coming out was that he’s a terrific athlete, but there were serious doubts that he could read defenses and have command of the complex NFL offenses. Bringing him in early only would have given him more time to understand the playbook.

          KL is not really disagreeing with me, as I see it. Yes Wallace has more experience in a west coast offense. But VY had a year under Andy Reid in Philly. It shouldn’t be that terribly new to him.

      • Deepsky

        I don’t know if that’s true that VY has less experience in the WCO. I wondered myself what experience he had and apparently Jeff Fisher actually ran the WCO.

      • Abe Frohman

        and really, what the hell? have we gotten so politically correct now that you can’t even call someone stupid without people jumping all over you? Have you ever listen to VY being interviewed? Have you ever read any of his quotes? The guy is not that bright. Period. I’m surprised it’s even up for debate.

    • Savage57

      Yes, for shame Abe. Don’t you know this is a serious forum where we are only to discuss serious, knowledgeable football issues?

      You are indeed an uniformed, presumptuous boy and might I suggest you stick to sausage-making and refrain from commenting on football, lest you be further chastised by such insightful fans.

      PS – (I don’t think K.I. has seen a lot of the Vikings related posts/threads yet)

  3. just a fan

    No it does not mean VY stupid . It mean for moment Wallace’s has the backup job did he get cut from two team this pre-season.

  4. Ferris

    This is a good signing, this guy is no malcontent. I don’t know if it was inability to learn the playbook but Vince did score a 6 on his first Wonderlic, second worst all time. AR scored 35 in case you were wondering. And Bert scored a 22. It is not the only measurement of QB Brains obviously but I will take Wallace and his 14 along with his 11 years experience.

  5. GBslacker

    Who the fuck are you people?

    You can’t be Packer fans.

    The Packers don’t run a fucking “West Coast offense.”

    They did.
    But that was years ago, with Holmgren.

  6. Jeff

    Packers are going to suck this year.

    VY curse strikes again and McCarthy will be fired in the next few years.

    The O line sucks, and as a Cowboys fan, I am going to enjoy watching you implode.

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