Ok, ok let me say this because I see SOME of you want to play the (I gotcha game). For arguement sake the Seattle Seahawks did NOT break our will. HOWEVER, Matt Shaub has played terribly and I was not in favor of trading for him and again made me question RM decision making, especially giving him $8mill guaranteed. I SERIOUSLY questioned DA COACHING and decision making because even now(although vasilating a bit now saying we have THREE qb's that could start) he is saying that The plan is for Shaub to be the starter. BASED on DA's decision to start Shaub which he would have Had he not mysteriously come down with Flynndinitus in his elbow SEATTLE WOULD HAVE BROKEN OUR WILL! Because there is NO WAY Shaub could have done what Carr did! I could easily see Shaub throwing a couple pics against Seattle.
As for taking your blinders off. Well DENNIS ALLEN TOOK HIS OFF! Benching Shaub and starting Carr! For the record I am not big on Marriotta or Winston. I think Winston is immature and Marriotta appears to be TOO reserved and not a great passer. I don't think EITHER will be a better passer than Carr. So to add clarity to that statement(for some of you) again that was based on DA and RM being obstinate and starting Shaub to justify their trade.IF SHAUB was to start ALL year(as DA said he could see Shaub starting FOUR years for us) Dennis's Allen WOULD get fired and yes if a new regime came in I could EASILY see them drafting Marriotta or Winston because Carr was THIER guy! Also if Carr was on the bench because of Shaub, NO ONE WOULD KNOW WHAT CARR COULD DO!
All that being said I liked Carr coming out of Fresno but I LOOOOVVEE what I saw from him. However I still wouldn't start him. I would start McGloin the first four games and start Carr after the by for a couple of reasons. The main reason is I still don't wanna throw Carr to the wolves. Second, if McGloin plays well he may have trade value in the off-season. Shaub would be third string.
interesting though, the SAME people who said dont overreact to pre-season games are the VERY SAME ones using the FOURTH pre-season game the MOST MEANINGLESS where most teams DONT game plan to justify thier arguement that RM/DA are doing well.
RM goofed on some earlier drafts,and I am Not crazy about some of his off-season moves but I will give him credit as I did before THIS IS THE BEST DRAFT WE HAD SINCE THE TIM BROWN DRAFT!! I do think the Saffold debacle helped him. He did step it up. If DA does the same, **** I WILL BE ESTATIC!! I do believe McGloin/Carr can save his job. If he starts Shaub and sticks with him that would be his ruin.
So NOOOOOO I'm not back peddling if anything DA is back peddling on Shaub. If he starts and stays with Shaub as he says I stand by my statements.