Before last night, McCown was the competent veteran backup who 'almost beat a great Carolina team'. Not to suggest he'd be anything more than a stopgap answer for the future anyway.
Grayson is, of course, only a second year guy who has seen very little pro action. How can anybody possibly know for certain what the future holds for him yet, coaches included?
And let's not forget, Brees was pretty pedestrian his first couple of years as the starter in San Diego.
I hope, like pretty much anybody else, that a deal gets done with Brees soon. I want to see him finish his career here. But even so, our instant-gratification society could stand to pump the brakes a little and give things some time.
When you have a once in a generation talent, you take the chance.This is a tough call for ML.... Right now DB looks as sharp as ever and no indication that he is slipping. On the other hand if you tie up $60+ million in guarantees and he does slip or God forbid get hurt, many will criticize an extension....and more important than fan criticism severely hurt the future of the team.... I trust ML despite some obvious errors.
Sure. There's not a guy on the roster who is going to pick up where Drew leaves off. Not now, not down the road.Next year is only 12 months away. I am getting nervous about our QB future.
That's not the point - the issue is what people read into that assessment, and what barometer they are using as a means of evaluation.The only time you will see the back up QB's play is preseason. When else are you going to access things?
Right. To expect ANYONE to come in and perform at Drew's level immediately is simply too lofty of expectations. There's few WBs in the league that can say they're on his level. It's not fair to expect the next guy to be able to. We have been spoiled with Drew, and this blog is further proof of that.Sure. There's not a guy on the roster who is going to pick up where Drew leaves off. Not now, not down the road.
If the end of the era does come sooner than we'd like, it's going to take some time to develop somebody, whether that's Grayson or another player. I like Luke, but he's not Drew and he's not going to perform like Drew. He's on the downslope of his career, too.
What I don't understand are the overreactions to preseason games. Again, and it's important to remember, Drew didn't play like an all-time great when he started out. It takes time.
Shouldn't be the expectation, but nor should people be reaching the conclusion, right now, that he never possibly can be.Were people honestly expecting Grayson to be franchise QB material ever?
Well, in his defense, he was playing in a Marty Schottenheimer offense that was pretty much run left, run right and throw if you have to. It may take a little extra time to develop QB's in a system that mostly runs.Again, and it's important to remember, Drew didn't play like an all-time great when he started out. It takes time.
And by the same token, Grayson playing a lot of his very limited action spread over a handful of preseason games, where not much goes into scheming and play-calling, with a supporting cast, many of whom will either be depth or won't make the final cut, has to be taken in the full and proper context.Well, in his defense, he was playing in a Marty Schottenheimer offense that was pretty much run left, run right and throw if you have to. It may take a little extra time to develop QB's in a system that mostly runs.