Those comments were two [B]different[B] posts. One post we were discussing Rosario, and I mentioned that I thought the coaching staff is responsible for his under development. The other post was about Clausen and how I feel he plays scared. I am not sure any coaching staff could, or can, fix that. Two different posts about two different situations.
I believe Rosario has talent and has been under utilized. For that I blame the coaching staff. They very well could have made him an option, but they never utilized his talent. We do not know if Dante is average or not, because he has never been given a chance.
Whereas with Clausen, I do not believe there is anything, or anyone, who can fix him. Are we supposed to dumby down the play book to make him comfortable? I am sure opposing teams would love that. He could not move the offense, nor did he throw a TD. Sure most rookie QBs look bad, but Clausen set a new standard. I am not sure any coaching staff could have made him look better. I do not blame the coaches for how Clausen looked, I blame the coaching staff for drafting Clausen to begin with.
Rosario has shown glimpses of what he can be. Clausen has shown nothing. Rosario has shown he deserves a chance. Clausen has shown he deserves to be #3 or worse.
I hope that clarifies things for you. And GOOO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!
I see where you are coming from, but I just don't see it with Rosario. If I had a dime for every time Jake Delhomme or John Fox threw their hands up in the air because Rosario ran the wrong route or dropped a pass, I could get free coffee for a year.
I think Rosario has incredible athleticism, but he is a constant tease as another poster put it. I also disagree that he has been underutilized, he has been benched because Jeff King is a better tight end. Jeff King wouldn't be a starter on any other team in the NFL and Rosario can't beat him out. When you run wrong routes and drop passes you don't get many opportunities. This isn't because they haven't tried to use him - instead they have and he squandered those opportunities.
It is sad to say but Rosario is a back-up on a team that doesn't have very good tight ends. At this point with Shockey, he is probably 3rd on the depth chart. It wouldn't surprise me to see him launched after the CBA.