Re: Start Tarvaris? No, start THINKING.
I want Tarvaris to start soon, and I'll attempt to (in a non-idiotic way) explain why. I'm sure mostly everything I'm about to say has already been covered in this thread many times.
We have no chance at making the playoffs this year. We've lost to some teams that we have absolutly no business losing to. Every game we've won, we've somehow avoided playing against the opposing teams superstar players. (Steve Smith, Shaun Alexander, Shawn Springs, Roy Williams). Not to mention we avoided playing against Clinton Portis and Matt Hasselbeck for full games, and both did fine while they were in.
The point I'm getting to here, is I think we're headed for a losing record at seasons end.
Now, if we're going to have a losing record, I think we should start Tarvaris. In a losing season, this offense under Brad is going to be boring, flat, and weak. Under Jackson, the offense will have it's mistakes, no doubt about it. But I just feel like the highs will be higher than the highs under Johnson.
Gains experience, look at the future, blah blah blah. You've heard all that. You also know he can run on his own. Heck, when it's third and 8, Jackson could run it instead of the dump off to Mewelde. Less predictable, is what I'm getting at.
I'm fully aware if we start Jackson, we'll have some pretty bad games. I just feel like it could provide a spark. If we start him now, we may go into next year knowing which kind of QB to get in free agency. Do we need a starting calibur like Drew Brees to come in and start right away? Or do we need a Joey Harrington or Griese to simply compete or mop up if Jackson doesn't get it done? We won't know for sure unless Jackson plays a decent amount this year.
Well, I guess thats the best I can explain my thoughts. Reading through it, I know it isn't very convincing. And you can brush me under the rug of the idiot knee jerk fan if you want, I don't care. And I also realize that this whole post is nullified if Jackson's knee is still hurt, then he should definatly not play.
"There is good and there is evil. And evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I will not compromise."