10-12-2011, 04:10 PM #21Asst. Coach
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10-12-2011, 07:33 PM #23
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10-13-2011, 09:01 AM #24
Atleast for me, I'm going with the thought that a new HC, with a pretty talented team, was ready for that team to try it with a rookie QB (his words). How that changed, I assume, happened because the owner worrying about selling tickets instead of keeping out of the coaching business.
Traditionally a new coach usually has a year or two of a grace period with the fans and he should spend that time worrying about developing a QB instead of bucking an owner who wants to run a team by listening to fans.
In the end, I am 100% convinced that this team would have won atleast 1 more game with Ponder under center. Rationale is based on how well we did against teams in the first half as a bench mark for how talented this team is.
All Ponder would have had to do was make 5 to 10 throws that Dnabb failed to make and 1 more win would have been achievable IMHO. I bet the coaches are thinking the same thing not only now, but after drafting young Ponder, and before they landed a FA QB.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-13-2011, 09:04 AM #25
Our good friend I_bleed on the other hand, struggles with that a bit as he often times gets confused when it comes to following the discussion point.
Watch how many times I have to ask him "Where the hell did you get that from" or "I didn't say that"......Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-13-2011, 09:05 AM #26
10-13-2011, 09:12 AM #28
1. This isn't a bad team. We have basically kicked teams asses, that most said we couldn't in the first half. You don't do that without talent. If the QB could have made a couple plays here and there we could have won each game. Again, can't do that without talent.
2. Dalton is on a worse team. You can still see what the potential is. Newton isn't on a team just overflowing with talent either and you can see the potential there as well.
Said it before and I'll say it many time more, if the kid has it, we will know. That doesn't mean he won't make mistakes or look bad at times. All players do (just look at the Noodle last year and Dnabb the last 2 years) but atleast with a youngster out there learning you know he will eventually get better. A old seasoned vet won't. He is what he is.
Worse part of all of this is, our players know it as well. Pretty soon, if the coaches don't do it, we will see them start to ask for Ponder.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-13-2011, 09:15 AM #29
The good thing is we have been very healthy this year with no significant losses on the roster to speak of. If we lose 3 or so key players we in no way have the depth to pull up a guy and maintain even what we have. Injuries are going to determine how we finish the season. If we stay healthy and other divisional teams have key injuries anything can happen. If we get beat up with injuries then we are dead in the water.