Seriously? One Good or One Bad game is how you pick a future QB (1 Viewer)

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Look, I'll put it this way. While a layman (i.e. this board) can't know for sure how things will turn out, we can look at history and know what we are up against. I'm trying to think of a QB who has looked as bad as Taysom Hill at 30+ that turned into an elite starter and I can't think of one. That's not to say it can't happen. That's not to say he won't ball out against Atlanta (I even said I kind of expect it in my other thread). But we need to also be realistic. Hill is getting his tryout and it's not going especially well.

If that makes me a "hater" so be it, but I don't think it does.
 

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Im comfortable in saying I dont think Loomis and SP will be comfortable with Taysom as their starter long term. But youre right, I shouldnt have an opinion.

If he continues the way he played yesterday, staring down his primary, holding the ball if the primary isnt open OR trying to force it - while other receivers are clearly open - he needs to be honest with himself. He can get washed out of the NFL trying to be a QB, or he can continue to revolutionize a position that no one has ever really done before. His position is no position. He is the Jeet Kune Do of football. No one plays ST, TE, WR, RB, QB. Theres a legacy in creating something in a league that has very little in the way of originality at this point.
 

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Im comfortable in saying I dont think Loomis and SP will be comfortable with Taysom as their starter long term. But youre right, I shouldnt have an opinion.

If he continues the way he played yesterday, staring down his primary, holding the ball if the primary isnt open OR trying to force it - while other receivers are clearly open - he needs to be honest with himself. He can get washed out of the NFL trying to be a QB, or he can continue to revolutionize a position that no one has ever really done before. His position is no position. He is the Jeet Kune Do of football. No one plays ST, TE, WR, RB, QB. Theres a legacy in creating something in a league that has very little in the way of originality at this point.

Love the Bruce Lee reference you can also use "the way of no way" and 'be like water' to describe him.
 

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I don't think that's how the Saints pick starters, but personally I don't care how many good or bad games Taysom has between now and then - he wouldn't be my choice for the next starting QB.
 

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OP is right to the degree that we don't have enough information to assess whether TH will be reliable or not

just like we did not have enough information at the beginning of the year to rate Drew's arm or DA's playcalling or Cam's laziness or Latt's head casedness or DD's regression or any of the ridiculous conclusions we jumped to with a small sample of data
 

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I'm 35 and have no idea who that is. But I take your point if he's an example.
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Look, I'll put it this way. While a layman (i.e. this board) can't know for sure how things will turn out, we can look at history and know what we are up against. I'm trying to think of a QB who has looked as bad as Taysom Hill at 30+ that turned into an elite starter and I can't think of one. That's not to say it can't happen. That's not to say he won't ball out against Atlanta (I even said I kind of expect it in my other thread). But we need to also be realistic. Hill is getting his tryout and it's not going especially well.

If that makes me a "hater" so be it, but I don't think it does.
Rich Gannon.
Although he was just meh, until he went to Oakland. Then suddenly became a great QB. I used to serve him at a restaurant I worked at. He told me that it took him awhile to find the right environment and get completely comfortable with everything that comes with being “the main guy”. His words
To add to my post: the Raiders fan base was not thrilled when they signed him.
 

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