You're already setting money on fire by keeping him. He's useless. Knowing the sytem sure did us good last season
You cut him because...
#1 He'll be interfering with competant QBs fighting for the starting job
#2 You don't want him teaching anyone anything
#3 He brings absolutely nothing to the table and if anything will hurt the team more if he sees the field again
#4 Other QBs on the roster will realize they have a legit shot at the starting gig without looking over thier shoulder
#5 He's taking up a roster spot that can be used for someone that can actually play QB
So in the end if it means we have to pay a lil more to get rid of a worthless QB and sign another thats worth a poo, so be it. Hurney and Fox got themselves in this mess and they'll have to bite the bullet.
1 - Doesn't make sense for cap reasons. There's no real savings from cutting him, and if you sign another vet (especially an expensive one) you're paying for two QBs, only one of which is actually on roster.
2 - Actually, yes you do. Delhomme's leadership, intangibles, work ethic and knowledge of the system are phenomenal. I'd absolutely want those passed on to Moore if at all possible.
3 - I don't generally want any
backup to see the field, but you still have to have them on roster. As to why Delhomme makes sense, besides his knowing the system well, see response number one.
4 - Other than obviously Moore and McCown (who's not actually on roster) there's no one I would want
to have a legitimate shot at starting.
5 - See number one. And while you're at it, see the free agent pool. There's nothing out there. And no rookie should have a legit shot either.
Lol delhomme can't read a defense well himself but at the same time he's helping Moore learn how to do it
Actually not true, as P55 pointed out.
Rip Scherer can read a defense, but if you put him out on the field he couldn't play the position. That, however, doesn't affect his ability to be a good coach. For that matter, the general rule is that average players make way better coaches than great players.
Bottom line: Sorry guys, but you sound like you're going more off emotion than reason. Yes, he played badly last year and the team suffered for it, but there's plenty of logic behind keeping him as a backup.
No, I don't want to see Delhomme have to take the field this season. I didn't want to see Rodney Peete take the field again after that awful performance against the Jags in 2003 either, but he played a valuable role as backup QB and Jake's mentor.
Jake's come full circle now, and I think he can fill the role just as well as Peete did.(and hopefully, he'll see the field just as often as Peete did, too)
Edited by Mr Scot, 18 February 2010 - 10:53 PM.