While most of expect TJ to be the starter in 2009, he has not been appointed as such yet.
If Holcomb does Start this weekend(or Bollinger God forbid) and he Lights it up ala derek anderson Week 2 vs. the Bungles, well at least has a very good game. If Tjack is helathy the next week does he get his spot back? What is chilly's policy on loosing your spot to an injury, I don't remeber hearing what his take on it was.
Hopefully, or he will lose his team, his stance is that injury does not cost starters their jobs.
If Holcomb performs well against KC and GB, TJack wouldn't be losing his job because of injury
That applies more to when a player is doing well (or at least not bad) and then gets injured.
As much as I like TJack, he was playing badly when he was injured.
Is Kelly Holcomb going to be the Vikings starter in 2009?
Because the plan is that Tarvaris will be.
We all knew all along that there were going to be BRUTAL games for TJack this season.
He's 1-1 as the starter.
The reason Holcomb is playing is because Tarvaris is hurt.
If he's not hurt, he's the starter.
Holcomb hasn't earned the starter's job - it was given to him.
Holcomb playing well as the starter (if it happens) is irrelevant.
In fact, I believe that Childress makes it a point to encourage competition during training camp.
And for the record, even if TJack is benched in favor of Holcomb for the remainder of the year, I would be surprised if TJack did not re-earn the spot in camp.
I knew that there would be some brutal games for TJack.
It is part of learning.
And for that reason, I don't think Childress would yank him after only one bad game.
But Childress didn't yank him.
He got injured, and thus gave Holcomb the opportunity to start.
If he goes out and pulls in two decisive victories against KC and GB (and it can be attributed to O, not just D), then I think Childress would be hard pressed to keep him starting instead of TJack.
Yes, we are building a team that will endure, not just flash for a year.
But at the same time Childress has a responsibility to Wilf to win games.
And in a year when ticket sales are down, and there are still six home game with available tickets, I think Wilf would rather see some wins and excitement over the continued experience gaining of TJack.
I still a TJack fan, but I am a Viking's fan first.
If Holcomb plays well, he will get my vote for the starter job.
It isn't a knock against TJ, just a realization that he could possibly still learn from Holcomb's veteran presence while he is our #2.
Maybe this will be moot.
Maybe Holcomb will play like pooh against KC (although our D will still eek out a win) and TJack will be back in to light up the crowd against GB... ;D