Originally posted by billbird2111:
Now -- before you get excited -- hear me out kids. Yes, indeed, I am sober this morning and thinking somewhat rational thoughts. This is not another "bash Alex" thread nor is it a "I love Shaun's jockstrap" thread.
Call it an "I wonder" thread.
Just got done reading the Barrows report on Coach Singletary's assessment after the game. The line of, "I thought Alex did a good job," caught me off guard. I mean, even the most fervent Alex supporters will admit the dude simply has not performed the way they think he can. They keep waiting for the light to snap on.
But when I see that line of "I think Alex did a good job," man I'm wondering if Singletary is watching the same game I am. To me -- it's akin to Singletary uttering the line of "Hill has the strongest arm in all of NFL football." Many of you would sit up and say, "what?" Is he watching the same QB I'm watching?
There is absolutely NO MENTION of inserting Hill back into the lineup, which leads me to believe that it's probably not going to happen. It's like the man has fallen off the charts or something. Singletary has made it clear that he's going with Alex -- come He** or high water.
Now -- I understand that Hill is not going to lead us to the promised land. But the man still delivered three wins. He won an open QB competition in camp and was installed as the clear #1 to start the season.
He was handed the starting job because he was the safe bet. Alex just didn't play well enough in Preseason to take the job. Translation: "We wanted to Start Smith but we knew that we would have been lynched by the ponHillicators." So be honest, Hill didn't win ANYTHING. He was given the Job based on last season with a different Coordinator.
In the space of less than eight games -- he went from clear #1 to not even so much as a mention. To me? That's seems strange. It just doesn't smell right.
Which makes me wonder.... What -- if anything -- did he do wrong? He's been awfully quiet lately. No Hill quotes that I've seen.
Am I dreaming? Or is there smoke there?
Shaun didn't do anything wrong. They knew from the beginning that he was only a Backup NOT a Starter. There is nothing wrong with being a backup. Look at Matt Cassel right now. The guy played well in New England filling in for Brady. Now how is he doing in KC? Some guys were meant to be Backups. Hill was NEVER the clear #1. Alex's last rating was 79.5. Shaun Hill's rating when benched? 79.6.
The difference being that Alex moves the Offense and Shaun only does it in the 4th quarter.
On top of this we REALLY ought to know what we have in Smith before we part with him. But I guess that doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things.