I don't understand the label of "Clausen apologist" being applied to people who are dispersing blame instead of letting it all fall on the shoulders of a rookie whom the coaching staff made absolutely no attempt to adapt their gameplan to. :/
It's a bit childish, granted I'm sure some of Clausen's supporters are quick to insult as well. Is this where we put labels on everybody because of their opinions on the QB position? Clausen apologists, Clausen anal-ists, and Clausen apatheticists?
At least Clausen played well when he had those targets. Palmer has options that other QBs would kill for and he still can't hit them.
I'm still waiting for training camp. I expect rookies to play poorly. They're boys out there against men still trying to learn what to do. Whatever happens in training camp is the only thing we can really wait on for the QB position next season.
Clausen is the QB though, and if people want the #1 pick leave him in. If people want him to develop, leave him in. If people want him to get killed, leave him in. Long and the short of it is that Clausen is going to be taking the snaps. We can either sit and bitch about it, try and be supportive, or go watch other teams with efficient offenses.
I'd highly recommend not doing the later. When I went to the Falcons/Packers game, it was like walking into Santa's workshop. Omg completed passes? Oline protection? Passing routes that had players being dispersed all over the field instead of somewhere 15yds down on 3rd & forever with the blitz coming!? MADNESS!
He wasn't dispersing blame, he was telling outright lies for the sole purpose of defending Jimmy. You won't be able to find anyone with half a brain that thinks the Notre Dame receivers were below average. Golden Tate 2nd rounder and Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph will both be in the NFL. How is that below average?