Originally posted by Joecool:
You don't compare Alex to a proven player like Hasselbeck with stats. You compare them this way:
If Hasselbeck were on this team, who would be the starter, Alex or Matt?
That's why he's ranked higher.
That's a surface level way to look at it. It wouldn't be a smart decision IMO to start Hass over Alex. I'd rather let Kaep start to be honest or we should have signed/drafted someone who was READY to play day 1 and could be at least a HEALTHY stop gap (Carson Palmer) or a long term solution (Gabbert).
LOL and why can't we compare their stats? Smith's done better over the last 3 years and has done better against the Seahawks. I guarantee if the numbers were reversed you'd be using them all day. C'mon Joe.
Again...I'm not arguing who's the better QB or who would start..I'm talking strictly from a business POV as far as who's the better solutions right at this time? Hass is old, slow, and is clearly on the decline. Smith is still young, somewhat mobile, statistically on the incline (snails pace I know), but he's Alex.
Kinda hard to win with either IMO. I wish we made a bigger push for Carson.