This is the sad truth of the QB shuffle in the NFL.
We are in a pickle. We need a QB to build around, and we're now so desperate that we've reached twice in the draft (Jackson in the 2nd round, Ponder in the 1st), and pulled in two out-of-gas veterans (Favre and McNabb) to try and jump start the franchise.
Nothing has worked for several reasons.
1: "Our team is not committed to the idea of bringing in a PREMIER QB. "
Washington was...and went after RGIII. Denver took a chance with Manning. A few years back, New Orleans went after Brees. New York mortgaged the farm for Eli Manning. And so on and so forth. Granted, not every team has hit the lotto by taking chances - Seattle overpaid for Flynn, but wound up hitting gold (so far) with Wilson.
We have played it cautious, somewhat, and squandered season after season hoping that our limited reaches would pay off. They haven't.
We need to target our guy, and go after him. REALLY go after him. If taht guy isn't in this draft, then we find someone (Alex Smith?) to carry us through until our guy IS in the draft. Then we get him.
"2: Our franchise isn't equipped to develop that QB anyway."
Does anyone really think Bill Musgrave is going to bring out the best in a young QB? The only thing this guy has over the Chiller is a different last name. He's not even an upgrade over Bevell...and that shouldn't have been tough to do.
3: "Because our Head Coach is incompetent."
OK, that's a bit too harsh. He's simply not the right guy to lead this franchise. He's not creative enough to find a staff who has the fire to win, and he seems to be completely without any sort of fire himself. He's like oatmeal. Safe, predictable, and boring.
Everyone should be familiar by now with my position of the Wilfs (Stay in the owners box and enjoy a nice hot cup of STFU!!!) and my curiosity/indecision about Spielman (We don't know if he's worth a crap or not because we haven't seen HIM pick anyone important yet). until we address the question marks at the TOP, everything below is going to continue to struggle. It's time for Spielman to take the reigns - for good or for ill - and bring in another HC and staff. It's time for this franchise to commit itself to pushing forward, instead of committing itself to....oatmeal.