But, if that's your idea of an NFL O-line, then I wouldn't expect to see much offense in the future.
But it was more than just a horrible O-line. It was Herm Edwards' inability to even notice, until he was out of QBs. Even after a career of QB injuries in his offense.
It was having a horrible O-line and running an offense as if you still had Roaf and Shields out there, and expecting a young QB to be able to handle it ta-boot.
Thigpen had the decisive advatage of getting to play in the QB-friendly gimmick offense, instead of rying to play NFL QB without an NFL O-line.
If you accepted an injury in '07, then how do you have a problem with it in '08?
The line was no better.
Herm has always been a QB killer.
He killed QBs every single year of his career.
The only reason Thigpen survived is because the team was out of QBs, and went to an ultra QB-friendly offense.
Not sure why I am telling you this, as I have seen you point it out to others on several occaisions.
Just because you don't know how to interpret what I am saying doesn't mean that you need to make it up on your own.
Regardless of what either QB is getting paid, you should be looking to put the best player for the team on the field.
If, as most expect, Cassel is put in a position of "his job to lose", then you don't get a a fair sample from the two "competitors".
I think there should be a fair competition between the two. But I don't think there will be.
And that would be a bad idea. Though, even bad ideas work out sometimes.
But, let it be known, that I think Thigpen will wind-up being a poor QB in the long run.