It isn't just not starting. He hasn't even been on a 53 man roster for a significant part of that. The only game time he's seen has been garbage time.
You don't consider seven more years of the NFL as numerous? Yes it hasnt been starting, but regradless I would have to belive he knows and is more prepared at this moment then Pike would.
His experience essentially amounts to eight years of practice, and less than a week of that being with us.
We also wouldn't be nearly as well set-up for the future as we are now.
The third possibility is he is trying to do the best he knows how with the crap hand he was dealt. He didn't make the decisions and had to choose between a crappy rookie who has had no reps and a crappy veteran who has at least played 5 preseasons so while he has only thrown 5 passes in the regular season, he has infinitely more experience than Pike or edwards who have little to none.
Not trying to excuse him but seriously I guarantee if he had his way, we would have tons more veterans on this team and we wouldn't be this crappy.
My two possibilities essentially are that it's bad blood or bad judgment. Which is worse? Debatable.