I did NOT bring up Moore. I'm tired of people rewriting our early game history. We blew when Moore was at QB against everyone but San Fran. Seriously. Get over it. He was bad, the entire offense was bad.
Clausen has undoubtedly been a worse quarterback, but the offense as a whole has been at the same level of terribleness under both. If you look at games they started and pretty close to finished (so excluding Chicago, since that was a poo show for both of them, and NO since Moore got hurt, and Baltimore since Clausen was injured), they are literally at like 14 points per game average each. Yes, Moore had more TDs than Clausen himself, but his overall number of drives he had, time of possession, etc, was all pretty even until recently. I actually did the math on this before Moore got injured... and yeah. I was wrong about Clausen in terms of him being better than Moore, but the numbers show Moore wasn't any good, either.
Take home message: Both have sucked. Clausen has more to work with from the running game and still can't do it. That doesn't make Moore's numbers good at all and only look better in comparison to Clausen, not in comparison to any other team.
edit: as to the above, I now think Fox should have sat Moore against TB, and then brought him back in against Cincy, but either way, it's not like Moore was benched in the later portion of the season, he was put on IR...
well that isn't true. Run game was doing nothing early in the season. Clausen currently has a run game. Last 5 weeks they look like Carolina again in that department. Moore overall had to put up the little offense we got. The little offense we get now is when Clausen is taken out of the picture.