Originally Posted by bigbluedefense
Honestly, I think you're either ready or not. Bad qbs will fail regardless of their situation, and good quarterbacks will succeed regardless of their situation. It's really just excuses.
Do you honestly
think this? You don't think coaching and/or organizations/teams have anything to do with an individual quarterback's success? I think what you just said is absurd. Learning doesn't stop when a player graduates from college, nor should it be expected to. What's more, the league is jam-packed with examples of good quarterbacks who were not ready to play as soon as they entered the league.
David Carr was going to stink regardless of his situation. Same with Sanchez, same with Joey Harrington etc. The league is much more qb friendly now, you can tell within 2 years if your qb is going to succeed or not.
There's really no need for these guys to sit anymore. Look at Kevin Kolb. Sat for what, 3 years? Still sucked.
You either got it or you don't.
All you did was name quarterbacks who never/haven't panned out. How about Alex Smith, Kurt Warner, Trent Green, Drew Brees, Matt Hasselbeck, Eli Manning, or any number of quarterbacks who took some time to transition to the pro game? They all
had help and their success can't be appreciated without considering the people they had around them. No one's saying that simply sitting a player will eventually make him into a starter, but there are surely players who needed
to learn and develop for a bit before they were able to unleash their full potential.