Point still stands that "vet mentors" are overrated and it is the job of the QB coach and OC to prepare the QB to play. Favre knows this, Smith knows this, plenty of people do. Oh well. Bring on Volek
There are loads of stories about players taking young players 'under their wing', so for you to casually dismiss it is kinda bizarre.
The thing you seem to be over looking that most players make friends on the roster with other players, not too many get to that level of friendship with any coaches. That is kinda the difference between what a mentor on the roster can do, as the younger player feels like he has someone he can go to at all times.
For coaches they have to distance themselves to a degree due to the level of turnover on the rosters.
Whilst it's not the most significant aspect to having a QB on the roster, but it's certainly beneficial if the old guy is actually welcoming to the other QBs.
Again, having someone who can play and mentor is great, but right now I do not see anyone who can. This is all based on the FO wanting to give Clausen the shot, if not then we can bring in an Alex Smith type to compete.
You also chose two of the most self centred players in the history of the NFL as examples as how mentors are over rated. DWill took Stew under his wing, how did that turn out?
Edited by Urrymonster, 13 January 2011 - 03:18 PM.