So tell me again why Ian Book can’t start or play? (1 Viewer)

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Valid point but 4th round picks are not necessary viewed as critical to the team.

I know you are right. But, then why did Sean keep at a premium, 4QBs on the active roster? Former GM of GB Ron Wolf (Farve and Rodgers) loves this guy and he knows a bit about QBs
I don't it's a question of whether or not Sean likes him but whether he planned on playing him this year. You heard that discussion with 1st round picks (Mac, Justin, Trey, etc.) but I don't think 4th round guys are viewed with the same sense of urgency. Dak played because he was the only backup to Romo. If Book was the backup, maybe I could see it but he's the 4th QB for a reason.
 

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Didn't Heineke win last night? Didn't PJ Washington start games? Why not try something. Make it interesting so we can get draft capital lol
Heinke was with Ron in Carolina, he's not a rook and he balled out in the playoff game last year even though they lost.
 

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Us fans haven't really seen what they're working with in him. Maybe it's promising, maybe not. But with the way this offense is... I wouldn't want to destroy his young career before it even has a chance to take off.
Yeah it would be one thing if the guy had a full compliment of receivers and an O line that was playing well. Maybe then you throw him out there and see what you have. Get him some experience at least. But if you put him out there now running for his life and nowhere to throw the ball, what good is that going to do?
 
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Payton said they are impressed with what they see from Book at this point, but he is not ready. It's really not hard to understand. As to your statement, "nothing to lose", that is clearly not the case. Regardless of how bleak things may look, we are not eliminated yet, so there is no reason to do something illogical just because we are going through a rough patch. When we are officially eliminated, Payton may decide to give him some playing time if he thinks it would be beneficial, because at that point, you'd have nothing to lose. Right now, Taysom gives us a better chance.
 

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I don't think that you put Book into the game knowing that he will fail. At this point, I'm pretty much certain he would fail. The offense is in shambles. Even a prime Drew Brees would struggle to manufacture offense right now...there is no way that you can expect much from a 4th round rookie QB who Payton won't play behind Trevor frickin Siemian.
Tom Brady was slow and had a weak arm and Drew Brees was too short for the NFL. We need to see what Book can do.
 

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QB's have to be the most mentally tough player on the team. I believe the "throw Book to the sharks" narrative is misguided. If he was that sensitive to failure, he wouldn't have made the 53, and would never be good anyway. I wouldn't be a bit surprised for Payton to give him snaps if he's on the 47. Whatever the reason that Payton's not starting him is knowledge or mechanics, not a tender psyche.
 

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I don't it's a question of whether or not Sean likes him but whether he planned on playing him this year. You heard that discussion with 1st round picks (Mac, Justin, Trey, etc.) but I don't think 4th round guys are viewed with the same sense of urgency. Dak played because he was the only backup to Romo. If Book was the backup, maybe I could see it but he's the 4th QB for a reason.
I don't think Sean will play Book this season.
 
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Maybe I missed it somewhere on another thread but why can’t Ian Book okay instead of Trevor or an injured Hill? I mean is he injured too? It’s not like he would be the first rookie QB to play in a regular season game. I mean I just don’t get it sometimes with this coaching staff. You have nothing to lose at this point.
I have to agree with you. To me it’s like this. If you knew nothing about cars and had 3 salesmen pushing you hard. One was offering you a Mustang GT that was really nice and looked good. The next was trying to sell you a Corvette Z06 and it was really sweet. Then the last guy was offering you a Dodge Hellcat. They all look nice and the money was no object to you but you want to test drive all 3. We saw Jameis and he looked a little better than average. Trevor was like driving by a seafood processing plant late on a July night. You already know what you have in Taysom and he also looks like a little better than average. Bring Book in and see how he performs under fire. If he does great that frees us up from using a draft pick on a QB.
 

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People on here are wanting us to trade a kings ransom for Wilson yet he got creamed last night with Lockett, Metcalf, and a pretty good O-line against Washington’s D without their 2 best pass rushers.
I understand the argument for not giving up a king's ransom for Wilson, but Seattle's O-line is bad and has been for quite some time. They have been bottom 10 in sacks given up for going on 7 years straight now.
 

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The bottom line is, as long as we are "in the hunt" SP is not going to play a rookie QB behind that line.

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If things continue to slide the way they have been , wouldn't surprise me at all if he gets some playing time toward the end of the season..
 

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. Sean didn't bring Book here to be the back up.
more than likely that’s exactly what he did, and there’s nothing wrong with that
Last few years of Brees’s career showed CSP the precise value of QB depth
If we got a multi year backup for a mid round pick, that’s a win
 

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more than likely that’s exactly what he did, and there’s nothing wrong with that
Last few years of Brees’s career showed CSP the precise value of QB depth
If we got a multi year backup for a mid round pick, that’s a win
Yea, maybe. But, what coach drafts and grooms a backup? Then gives him a whole half of a pre season game. In a QB competition between Taysom and Winston? Then him never hitting the practice squad. Interesting. Book is a better prospect than Zach Wilson at the Jets is....today!
 

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