Originally posted by oldman9er:
I'm moving this from the Gore thread to here, D Niner.
Originally posted by D_Niner:
There's the discrepancy. No one was blaming only Alex. You tried to make it look that way; but, everyone was talking about multiple issues with our O.
Well that's just it. (and I like the civil discussion... might actually make me see an error in my own thinking) If all of those issues exist simultaneously? Why should some put so much of the blame on the QB? Simply because he is supposed to be the shining knight that can rise above all of the problems? Is that a fair and reasonable demand? Has any QB in the history of football done this and shined through it? Has any team suffered so many problems at once?
That would be a good point if that's what the poster was doing; but, he was evenly distributing the blame between coaching, line play, receivers, and QB's. It was your post that seemed to ignore the distribution of blame and single out the QB position.
Now to answer your question... "Why should some put so much of the blame on the QB? "
It's unfortunate for the QB's that play this game; but, it's the nature of the position to have so much blame placed on them. If they get it right though, they have so much of the credit of a teams success associated with their name too. So it kinda balances out in the long run.
The QB position is a make or break position for any team. Look at the Cards without Kurt Warner...
An average to below average QB is victim to talent he has around him. He needs all the pieces to work well in order to have success. Think Trent Dilfer winning a SB.
An above average QB makes the talent around him look better than it is. This type of QB doesn't need everything to be functioning right to have a good game; he can make the best of the situation he's in. Think of Kurt Warner going to AZ, all the pieces started working once he showed up; but, stoped once he left...
Now we all agree that the line, coaching, and receivers had some problems. The question becomes was the QB position affected by these issues or did the QB rise above and make the team function despite these issues.
IMO Alex has always been a QB affected by his surroundings instead of one affecting his surroundings; which is why I see him as only an average/below average QB. People change though and maybe he will rise above and surprise us all...
[ Edited by D_Niner on Jul 8, 2011 at 9:48 AM ]