I am used to seeing our QB's get killed time and time again because our back up online was horrific and most of the time they were just trying to stay alive and not get killed. Daniels was pressured a whole bunch with back ups in there, but he still made plays which in the past never happened. He also made a lot of mistake holding on to the ball trying to make a play when he didn't have the time. That being said, it was great to see Tyler Bray dominate as a 3rd stringer. In the past by the time a 3rd stringer got in, we struggled to even complete a pass, yet alone 3 TD's.
It is nice for a change to see the Chiefs have a back up QB, go down the fields and score in a two minute drive against the starting defense of the Steelers. In previous years, I had zero confidence in any of our back ups to give us any chance to win a game if our starter went down, and Palko proved he was not that guy. I have confidence in Daniels and so do the Chiefs which is why they paid so much for him. However, I am also confident that Tyler Bray could also fill in for a few downs if need be.
Now it was just pre-season but for once, it was nice to know that we were pretty much set at QB and the back ups.
I have more confidence in bray than I do daniels.
Until I see Bray play against starters, I will keep my confidence in him at optomistically cautious. I do think that with a couple years on the bench may help him develop into a starter and very well could be a QBOTF, but could also be another back up who gets a huge contract to be a starter only to find out later it was the system not the QB.
Look at it this way. NY fans are debating on starting Brady Quinn instead of the name starter of Geno Smith, only because he is seasoned and knows how to play the game. They basically are saying ignore what he did in the past. He is a better option for the Jets. Would you choose Quinn over Daniels. I certainly wouldn't. If Daniels was on the Jets he may very well be a starter.
Yeah bray doesnt know everything daniels knows but bray has more wiggle room cuz he can throw into tighter areas where daniel cant. So daniel may knkw where tk throw it to faster but bray can throw it a bit later cuz he has the arms. So I still say bray is the better option. Plus im sure reid will know how to use bray to limit his mistakes or put bray in good situations.
Also while we totally started the game with reserves the Pack had a few starters in their game early. I did not check, but I wouldn't be surprised if that trend created situations later in the game when our 3rds were playing against their 2nds. And Bray was still outshining everybody.
I'm also in the "cautious optimism" mode regarding Bray. But it has a lot less to do with his abilities than with his polish and degree of self confidence.
I saw a lot I loved about Bray, and I am not dissing him. However, many people loved Stanzi and wanted to see him play last year only because he had yet to prove he didn't belong. Everyone loves the back up, until the time comes when they are called on.