Guys, you CANNOT just compare stats of two rookie QB's and make ANY rational deductions.
Clausen and Bradford play in competely different offensive systems. To their credit, the Rams have adjusted their play calling to put Bradford into positive situations. However, our coaching staff is too stubborn to do ANYTHING different.
We have a rookie QB with an OLine that is struggling. Where are the 3 step drops?
Where is the tightend? Where is the short passing game? Where are the screen passes out of the backfield? No where to be seen.
Fox/Davidson still are determined to try and pound the ball and then use a deep passing game. It is not working and it is the coaches fault.
I am not making any type of judgement on Clausen or Moore. Only that our coaching staff is unable or unwilling to change their philosophies to try and put our young QB's in the best possible situations.
They MUST go.
I could not have written this any better.
Jimmy Clausen would be much more successful at the Rams or any team that actually tailored thier offense around their talent.
Colt McCoy threw tons of short passes yesterday and did ok. I mean, a 28-10 loss is a 28-10 loss anywhere in the NFL but he did well throwing lots of short passes to his playmakers just like Bradford does every week.
I watch these games via Sunday ticket every week and wonder why the Panthers are not doing the same thing.
Instead Clausen gets put in a 3rd and 9 situation almost every series where he's forced to line up in a spread formation, facing a sure blitz, and try and throw vertically. Doesn't excuse his poor play, but I don't think they could try any harder to set him up for failure.