02-28-2012, 03:35 PM #21
I mean ... we could start 0-6 with Ponder hovering around 75 rating and keep him in instead of going to Webb just because apparently it takes 45 games or so to adequately judge a QB. We did it with Jackson for a few years and it won us a bunch of Super Bowls.
Some QBs you can tell are good even when they are struggling (Peyton Manning early in his career, Matt Stafford early on) ... some you can just tell aren't (Ryan Leaf, Dan McGwire and Tim Couch for example ... or Joey Harrington — who still got a shitload of opportunities for some reason). If we are 0-6 and Ponder is not looking good, there is NO reason not to give Webb the rest of the season.
02-28-2012, 03:46 PM #22
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If we do wind up going with another option, we don't have that much invested in him. To compare, we gave McNabb a one-year, 7 mil contract, and Favre a 1-year, 20 mil contract. When we signed Rosenfels, it was a 2-year, 9 mil cotnract. HOlcomb was 4-year, 6.6 mil. TJ was 4-year, 2.9 mil contract. Sitting Ponder would be one of the cheapest QB options since TJ and Holcomb.
03-01-2012, 03:49 AM #23
I just thought that was what you meant when you said you would go to Joe next season.
I'm of the mind that any credible staff would know who gives us the best chance to win, not only for the short term, but from a long term standpoint as well......
In short, I don't think you do anything but let the kid play next year (whoever itis). If you don't think he's the guy (whoever it is) then you should be going with the other guy.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.