Originally Posted by sieglo
Jets fans are ******* morons being unhappy with Pennington the way they are. He may not have a rifle arm bu he is one of the top 10 or 12 QBs in the game. How can you argue with a guy that has a 77% completion percentage and a QB rating of 106?
JETS FANS ARE MORONS!
Yes, of course we are. Moron though I may be, if you'd like me to engage you on the point, I certainly will. I can even put it in terms that you'd understand more than any other team - posed in the form of a question:
Stuck with a good, not great, quarterback, with one glaring
weakness, is it better to stay with the guy who you KNOW can't bring you to the next level, or move on to the next option? Chad has had the benefit of every doubt, and I'll always remember him fondly for his competitiveness, accuracy, leadership, etc.. But Chad's weak arm means that our offense has no capacity to stretch the field and teams get to cheat on us.
You may appreciate this. I may get some of the smaller details wrong, but there's a story about Bill Belichick preparing his Giant defense for a Superbowl match against a seemingly unstoppable Buffalo offense. He asked his defense the question: If I told you that all you had to do to win was to defend a 5x5 sqare 5 yards off the line, could you? Everyone agreed that they could. Of course. He then showed them film (*cough*), and the defense saw a good healthy portion of the K-Gun offense, consisted of passes dropped into a 5x5 square, 5 yards off the line - particularly everything
thrown to Thurman Thomas. Just by defending that square, they could take Thurman and a large chunk of the Bills' wicked
offense out of the game. I believe that gameplan is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame - but someone may correct me on that.
The point being, if I told my defense that all they had to do to beat the Jets was to defend a section of the field between the hashes from five to twelve yards out, I'm making my defense's job so much easier. And, as we saw last week, when a team is unable to throw a sharp out-route, the two minute drill takes FOUR minutes. Everything is in the middle of the field. It's maddening. Much in the way it was maddening for you, I'm sure, when Drew Bledsoe stood in the pocket surveying the field for an eternity, before his world caved in on him.
But, I'll remain a moron.