Yeah hopefully Haley can make him in to a great QB. All i have seen bad out of him is that he hold the football too long. He can take a hit though. 47 sacks tell me alot about how he is very druable. One more WR hopefully comes out of our crops now. Maybe Franklin can pull out the number 2 if we dont get anyone else.
Who is Albert Brandon? :lol::lol:
Originally Posted by KansasCityChris
As soon as you figure out that it is better to have five O-linemen than it is to have two.
Originally Posted by warcrychief
In fact, it is better to have four o-linemen, and one QB, than it is to have three o-linemen and two QBs.
The fact is that there really are other players on the field, than the QB.
I know the camera always focuses on the QB. I can understand someone being fooled by that.
The average fan only ever sees the QB, the WRs, the HB and occasionally the TE, because that is where the camera goes during the game.
That's where the ball is at. And it is fun to watch the ball.
But the defense has eleven players without the ball. (Most of the time.) And there is only one player with the ball, at a time, on offense.
Believe it or not, those offensive players that don't have the ball make all the difference in the world.
You certainly wouldn't enjoy the game for very long, if there were eleven defensive players going after the couple of guys who get the ball.
For some reason, you seem to be under the impression that you can just use whatever players noone else really wanted to play the non-ball-carrying positions. As long as we get great ball-carriers.
There is a reason that Brett Favre had some fantastic seasons, and some horrendous ones.
He didn't just amazingly suck some years, and was the king of the world two seasons later.
It's because QB play, more than any other position, in any of the major sports, is dependant on the play of his teammates.
If you take a young Joe Montana and a young Peyton Manning, with no offensive line, I'll show you two lack-luster, very short, careers.
On defense, you have eleven players on the field. On offense, eleven more.
Which position you believe to be more important is irrelevant, as the importance advantage would only be slight, in any direction.
Now, if you have one good player at the position you feel is most important, and three other positions with poor players, and you have a chance to add another good player, what position do you want to add a good player to?
Obviously, as you continue to announce it, you prefer to get another good player to play the position that you already have a good guy at, and ignore the rest. (throw in whatever you can find there.)
This boils down to you wanting your best players on the bench, while I want the best players on the field.
When Joe got here, we had one good component of the offense. We had an offensive line. We didn't have any receivers. But we did have a pretty good offensive line.
Originally Posted by KansasCityChris
In the current situation, we have a terrible offensive line.
And...are you really suggesting that Cassel is of the same caliber as Joe Montana?
Talk about your long-shots.
Cassel has played well for one season. Montana had won four Super Bowls, and played for 13 fantastic seasons when he came here.
To say that that comparison is a reach is extremely polite.
I dont want a 14 mil a year QB holding a clipboard unless he is injured. TBH, I think Cassell coming in to "compete" for a starting job is just being polite to Thigpen. Thig did a good job for us last year with what he had to work with. I think Pioli and Haley already have slated Cassell as starter.
If Cassel is the starter I want it to be because he is the better QB. If I remember correctly the Fubbalo Bills had Rob Johson as their $14 mil QB and when they took Flutie out and put in Mr. $14 mil. They lost. I don't want a guy in there just because he gets paid a lot. I want him in the because he is a good player.
I agree, my first sentence was more tongue in cheek. Although, i do really think its his job to lose and not Thigs or even Croyles to win.
Originally Posted by Canada
If we are forced to have Cass as our QB then throw thig in as a WR and have the D keep guessing when we are going to pull out the trick plays with two QB's on the field and keep them more honest. Put Thig out there for about 10 plays agame and he will complete atleast 2 bombs out of 4 actually trys, I am not saying throw to him each time he is out there but help our OL with some misguided direction. If good RB's can throw TD's then what would a QB/WR do.
Has someone been lighting the hippy lettuce? What would you put whats going to be the #2 QB on the field for? We havent even addressed the O-line yet! With our O-line that would be the stupidist move in history. I'm sure we have a RB or WR that can throw a ball. Hell i can throw a ball atleast 30 yards! Lets keep our trick plays in secret till Cassel gets done "competeing" for the starting job and see whos going to be the back-up before we throw Thig into running a crossing route to confuse an opposing defense!
Originally Posted by Lazeye
Yes I have. :beer: cause i am reeeeeallllly thirsty!! :D
Originally Posted by jtandcrew