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    • That statement is flat untrue. And naive. QB is not simply an A is better than B player.  The real question is a series of questions: 1. Who gives us the best chance to win this week? 2. Who gives us the best chance to win in 6 weeks? 3. Who gives us the best chance to win next year? 4. In two years? 5. Can our QB be the leader of this team in 5 years? A lot of head coaches in the NFL get tunnel vision on each game, and especially when their job is in jeopardy are only asking the first question. You can argue that McClown is the answer to question one. But in almost all organizations the head coach reports to the GM because at it's core and especially for QBs those other questions must be asked. And the reality is, when you have a young growing team question #1 is BY Far the least important. It is almost irrelevant. The teams goal this year is to try and win every game while building a developing a team.  McClown is not even in the conversation for questions 3,4 and 5. He is a 38 year old JAG, that manages a game OK, puts up OK stats but really does not do much to help you win. Starting McClown is devastating for this team. You need to answer all of these questions. Every rep that McCLown gets is a rep Petty does not get. Every game McClown starts is another game that we have no idea of Petty is the answer to questions 2,3, 4 and 5, which again for a young team like the Jets are the more important questions. We need the answer because it completely dictates how we approach the offseason.  Look at the Eli situation. Eli was NOT a better QB than Warner. He was not likely to be better than Warner in 6 weeks, or even a year. But in 2 years, 5 years down the road they needed to see if Eli was the guy. And every rep, every snap every game was critical to him developing and answering those questions. So they manned up and started Eli. (Also remember Warner was really not HOF Warner he was really hampered by that thumb) So it is IRRELEVANT whether Petty is better than McClown today. What is important is can he be the guy of the future. And the only way to know that is to play him, Playing McClown is literally sacrificing the future of this team for some short term gain that is not even likely. Reality is that starting a veteran retread QB over a young QB, especially for teams like the Jets are very young is literally the worst possible decision an organization can make.  All it does is continue a cycle of mediocrity. Petty might not be the answer, but he may be. And that is very very valuable. It's like if someone came up to you and said I will give you $1,000. But you can turn the $1,000 down and instead give me $1,000 and you will get 25% of the stock of this startup that has a revolutionary product. Many would take the $1,000. Some would invest and lose it all. Some would invest and become millionaires. Starting a veteran is taking the $1.000. You will never become a millionaire, which is winning the super bowl. And yes, you might lose it all, but the NFL is a socialist state so if you lose your $1.000 you have the opportunity to invest in the next company at a discount. (higher draft pick) You want the $1,000. A head coach left to his own devices actually deep down wants the $1,000 because he gets another year of getting the $1,000. A well run team goes for the millions.
    • I'm not against the idea of parting ways with Bowles, but please please please no more rookie head coaches.
    • Cumulatively that should occur in late 2018.  If you mean all in one season?  I can't help you.
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