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Backup QBs are making their mark and Jack linebackers are making noise

Gary Horton takes a look back at Week 4 and marvels at the success of backup quarterbacks in the AFL, and also wonders whether Grand Rapids is for real.

Originally Published: March 26, 2008
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

Looking back on a few things that caught our eyes as we head into Week 5.

Thank goodness for Matt D'Orazio! After an injury to starting QB Tony Graziani basically ruined Philadelphia's 2007 season the front office decided it needed a quality backup as insurance for the aging Graziani. D'Orazio was excellent as the starter in Chicago before a back injury curtailed his effectiveness late in the season, and he has excellent physical skills and can make every throw. There were concerns about ...

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