Originally posted by foreign49er:
And if our secondary could cover a double-move. And if our offensive line was more consistent.. And if we could get a consistent pass-rush...
Kawakami wrote a great article about this today : Here's his page.
We need more than just a QB and a coach. Winning the NFC West would not make us a good team imo, it would make us the best team in the worst division.
Don't be fooled by the fact that we have 6 wins. They all came against teams with losing records and 4 of them came against teams in the NFC West (the other two being the Broncos and the Raiders).
And the funny thing is, it didnt matter if we had Alex or Troy. No one found it funny that two Qb's with two different styles played well when in their comfort zone. And different when they were held back. And in my opinion it all starts with the coaching. In my opinion also, if the defense held like it was supposed too, we would of won against NO, ATL, and maybe half the games we lost. I mean we lost at least 4 games i think by 3 pts or less.
I dont remember a year like this one where most QB's threw tons of INT's, but rebounded, and the team was able to pull out a win. And especially the Giants. Jamie Dukes even said, i cant see how u can still win, and lead the league in INT's with like 18 or 20. Eli is an avg to maybe slightly above avg QB in my opinion, and the defense, and running game helped a lot, when Eli couldnt do a thing, other facets of the team stepped up.
If the Offense was sucking, then the Defense and special teams stepped up. On our team it's like if the QB doesnt play well then we have no chance. Thats actually why Warner said he retired. He said " i felt that if i went back another year, that if i played bad, then we wouldnt win". And he said a QB shouldnt feel like that. He should feel that the team has his back, and if he's having a bad day then they can hold it down for him.
But nope not our team. So thats why i say, we need the right coach first to put whatever QB we have in the best position to be successful, as well as the other players. How many times were we maybe down in the second half, just to come out and run the same s**t, that wasnt working in the first half.
This team is way beyond just needing a QB. IMHO