A couple weeks ago I called in to Panther talk and posed this question to Eugene Robinson:
Why does everyone who gets paid to talk about football have so much faith in Delhomme while the rest of us nearly have a heart attack every time he rolls out of the pocket?
He turned it around on me with the following questions:
Q: Since becoming a starter, what has Jake done for the team?
A: Super Bowl appearance, 3 trips to the playoffs including 2 trips to the NFC championship.
Q: What happened last year without him?
A: 7-9. But we also set a record for starting the most QBs in a single season. Lack of depth at teh QB position is deathly obvious.
Q: How did fans feel about Eli Manning last year, and look what he accomplished?
A: I'm not comparing Eli Manning to Jake. Eli is arrogant and was forced to prove himself under his own terms.
Q: Would Jake not have a Super Bowl ring if Kasay hadn't kicked the ball out of bounds?
A: Impossible to answer. (What I wanted to say was I wonder if you would have the Bart Starr award if you would have been arrested for soliticiting prostitution before receiving the award and thus blowing coverage in one of the biggest bonehead moments in Super Bowl history)
Q: Do you not think Jake has what it takes to lead this team to a Super Bowl victory?
A: Not unless he remembers there is a "blind-side".
Robinson then went on to basically call me a dumbass and took the next call. Well guess what---6 turnovers and no more Carolina football for 7 months. Ok, it's not all 17's fault. Why we abandoned the run is beyond belief. Why we played zone D and left Fitzgerald all alone in the flats time after time absolutely amazes me. So what do we do?
>>J Pepp--adios---thanks for the memories
>>Jake---5mil a year pay cut and a trip to the #2 spoet. "Mini-Me, move down the bench"
>>Graham Harrell---threw for nearly 4800 yards last season and is expected to go 3rd or 4th roud. Think about it.
>>Gamble---we've gambled on you too long. Don't let the door hit you in the ass.
>>Lucas---a good play here and there doesn't cut it in the NFL. report upstairs imeediately and bring your playbook.
>>Jeff Davidson---the run got us there, so WTF? If I were Eric Cartman I'd kick you "squah in the beanbag"
>>John fox---Oh Johnny Boy. You're the coaching equivalent of Jake Delhomme. Everybody likes your heart-on-the-sleve style and modest ego. We also like to win outright instead of squeezing out these 3 pointers at the buzzer. Get it together, or you're done after next season. Sorry.
Ahhh....I feel better.
Edited by walt227, 12 January 2009 - 02:41 PM.