Originally posted by BETTERDAYZ9ERS:
I will say it again, I totally hate QB competitions in camp and preseason. Once again we should have just named Hill the starter from day one and see if Alex could unseat him. Jimmy Raye wanted it that way, it helps the starters to continue to build the continuity and sets everything in place.
Why all the bickering about who looks better in preseason? It's hard to gauge both Shaun and Alex when neither one has played with a full starting 11.
No Gore (extended play)
No Bruce (extended play)
Limited amount of plays
Lots of hand offs
Preseason is to see what we have in rookies. I think everyone knows what we have in Smith and Hill.
I won't get involved in a lot of bickering about Singletary, but this issue of "naming" the starting QB is why I do not like a defensive coach as HC - they just do not have the proper "feel" for how important the position of QB is to the team.
The HC and starting QB must be joined at the hip if the offense is to run smoothly. That doesn't preclude a defensive coach from having a good offense, just that it puts one more hurdle in the path of offensive success.
We must remember, MS came from a championship Chicago team that had Jim McMahon
as the starter for much of Singletary's time there. The team won by running the ball and playing great defense.
It if further interesting to note, that franchise has continued to struggle for lack of quality play at QB ever since. (No, I don't think Cutler is the answer but that is for another thread)