I wish I could trust our coaching staff to know the right move as to who should be our week 1 starter at QB, but not a single person on this staff has any experience choosing players, starters, personnel, etc. Jim Caldwell might have been quite helpful in this regard, but we all know he’s gone. So now it’s up to the gang of inexperienced assistants, and they are in a lose-lose situation.
If Fitz starts and excels, then we will have wasted a 2nd round pick to bring Rosen in. If Fitz bombs and we go with Rosen, then why have we wasted millions of dollars signing Fitz in the first place? Same thing if we start Rosen. What if he plays adequately, we win 5 games, and we end up with the 5th or 6th draft choice next year. We seem to have no plan.
And what if we DO have a plan? Do you trust the gentlemen who did the planning?
Onto another topic…I gave this a lot of thought, and I believe it’s time to cut Kenny Stills. The distractions he causes simply aren’t worth his average-at-best production (and his salary). He’s still young, but he’s also learning a brand new offense, so his “experience” with the current offense is nil. I’d love to read about how he’s tutoring the new WRs instead of reading what music he plays in the locker room. I’d love to see close-ups of him when he makes a touchdown, instead of kneeling down during the anthem. I’d love him to mind his own business when someone donates money to causes, but instead he publicly brings negative attention to the team…for 3 straight years. I think it’s time. It won’t shock me at all if he’s gone. But they’ll wait until after pre-season, just in case we can get a 6th-round pick for him in the meantime.
And just for a minute, let’s ignore Stills’ protests and music, etc. I feel our best WRs are Grant, Wilson, Bryce Butler, and the new kids Isiah Ford and Preston Williams. They deserve a shot. Even Allen Hurns from the Cowboys has stepped up this August. You all know how I feel about DeVante Parker. I’d cut him in a second, but we know management loves the guy and he will remain with the team. Logically speaking, then, Stills is the odd man out financially.
Speaking of WRs, I was pleased to see that Jakeem Grant got an extension. Adam Gase was just beginning to use Grant more and more last season when he go hurt, and I think there’s more to come. The guy can play. If he and Albert Wilson are both healthy, they offer a very exciting and formidable tandem that is unlike a standard WR duo. They aren’t really long threats, but they don’t have to be. They just have to catch the ball in a little bit of space, and take it from there!