Josina Anderson on ESPN last night explained the situation a little differently which seems to make more sense with the way each of these two approached this. She said that IK confronted Geno while he was sitting at his locker getting ready for practice and Geno told him this was not the time or the place for this discussion. Then IK put his finger in Geno's face and he turned to walk away and was hit by the punch that knocked him to the ground. Geno got up and said he was not going to do this here and the players then broke it up. That sounds a lot more logical to me. IK is a huge dude and was really angry, the whole sticking a finger in IK's face thing just didn't make sense.
I can't wait for the posts about how this team has no idea what it is losing from not giving Simms a chance. I can put them with the same posts about Brett Raitliff. I mean Simms couldn't even beat out Tyler Bray at Tennessee, come on.
They handed him the starting job because he is the guy most capable of becoming the QB they need to win games. Carrying on a sham of a QB battle between a third year pro who is a former 2nd round pick and an aging veteran who was never more than a slightly below average QB is kind of foolish. If Geno takes another step forward this season as he has previously, he is a far better QB than Fitz.....if he doesn't then he gets benched and we get the high draft pick we need to replace him.
I love how so many fans think that somehow a guy who has been playing QB since he was a little kid doesn't understand that his current level of play is causing the team to lose games and that somehow putting him on blast is going to set off a light bulb over his head and either turn him into Peyton Manning or get him to quit the sport and leave the business. Geno is not getting the job done right now and is a sub par QB because he stinks, not because he doesn't understand or feel like his job is in jeopardy. The best way to maybe get something out of him is to work with him and develop his talents (whatever they are) and try and round out the rough spots. You don't do that by coming in and ripping him on day one. Chan took an objective look at his QB's and sees that right now Geno has the most upside and the most aptitude to carry this team this year. If you are being objective, he is correct.
You keep telling yourself that if it makes it easier for you. But the coach that knows Fitz better than anyone annointed Geno as the clear starter any way you slice it. The good thing is that if Geno fails, we should be in a good position for a good QB in the draft.