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    Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    Still scratching my head over this one folks. Granted we could use a win here against the Chargers Sunday but why risk him? Even if he can take snaps, make handoffs and possibly throw the ball all of those tasks will be difficult with an index finger less than 100 percent. Why not give him a chance to heal up fully and give Brooks a shot? He filled in and played well last week. I think he surprised some of us.

    I am sure T.Jack was evaluated all week in practice and they feel he can go...but I am not sure how accurate he will be on throws....and how much banging around that hand/finger can take.

    Am I missing something in this logic other than pushing T.Jack back to install the feeling that he's still the number one guy for the team? Is there more to it than that??

    I am worried that if he plays and has a poor showing it will set him back even further in his mind set. Or worse case scenario he gets it re-injured and is out potentially the rest of the season??

    Am I being paranoid?? Over protective??

    I'd like to read what you other fans think


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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    No, you are right:

    Tarvaris: 47 QB rating.

    Bollinger: 97 QB rating (better than Favre right now).
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    Oh, let's also mention that Tarvaris has a broken finger.
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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    "StillPurple" wrote:
    No, you are right:

    Tarvaris: 47 QB rating.

    Bollinger: 97 QB rating (better than Favre right now).
    :

    Oh, let's also mention that Tarvaris has a broken finger.
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    Are you expecting the playoffs this year?
    Tarvaris may not give us the best chance to win, but we need
    to play him to determine what to do for next year.


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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    Your talking like TJ was accurate before the broken finger? Nobody has said when it got hurt, it might have happened first game
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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    how about this logic, we have only won when TJack is our starter
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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    T-Jack needs to go if he can. I think that if he is willing to play through the pain and the coaches show enough confidence to play him through the pain it is a good thing for the rest of the team to see. I hope he can grit it out and earn some respect from the team and defenses by putting up a good showing. Brooks is not going to lead us anywhere ... we need to see if T-Jack is someone we want to rely on in the future.

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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    O.k. first of all we really didn't see a lot of BB and what we did see was just way too small of a sample size to gage much from his ability. The main reason being that unless you think brooks has a future in this organization in any way as the starter then you have to play your guy to get a better sample size in order to make better decisions on the future of the organization. TJack isn't going to learn on the bench and this is well evaluated. If he does show signs of limitations in regards to the injury then you have to pull him. I gotta say that he's tough as nails to continue to play through that pain a few times this year.
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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    How about this...we have never lost with Bollinger as our starter.

    And...my "T-Jack" sample is large enough at this point thank you.

    Win now.

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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    "Frostbite" wrote:
    Still scratching my head over this one folks. Granted we could use a win here against the Chargers Sunday but why risk him? Even if he can take snaps, make handoffs and possibly throw the ball all of those tasks will be difficult with an index finger less than 100 percent. Why not give him a chance to heal up fully and give Brooks a shot? He filled in and played well last week. I think he surprised some of us.

    I am sure T.Jack was evaluated all week in practice and they feel he can go...but I am not sure how accurate he will be on throws....and how much banging around that hand/finger can take.

    Am I missing something in this logic other than pushing T.Jack back to install the feeling that he's still the number one guy for the team? Is there more to it than that??

    I am worried that if he plays and has a poor showing it will set him back even further in his mind set. Or worse case scenario he gets it re-injured and is out potentially the rest of the season??

    Am I being paranoid?? Over protective??

    I'd like to read what you other fans think


    Cheers!
    A poor showing.
    Do you think he could be any worse than the Dallas and Detroit games.
    Lord, I hope not.

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    Re: Logic Behind Starting T.Jack over Bollinger

    "kramer9guy" wrote:
    How about this...we have never lost with Bollinger as our starter.

    And...my "T-Jack" sample is large enough at this point thank you.

    Win now.

    Win later.

    It can be done.
    So you didn't think the 60 yard Tjack to TWill bomb wasn't awesome? How about the first down run where he spun away from the defender and picked it up? I want to see more then a few games from such an inexperienced but talented guy. BB had chances to win the game and he didn't. Don't crown him just yet.
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