Fitz is always good at starting out hot, looking good, then teams catch on, he hits a wall, and becomes the middling career backup he's always been. Great dude, and is good for spot starts, but isn't built to play 16 games and take a team to the playoffs.
Meh. Without Rex, our defense was also really good last year, and we still lost to them here and gave up like 37 points. We were able to shut down a great QB in Luck the week before. It's just Brady. He's the best there is, there's a reason he's the reigning champ, and has been atop our division basically forever. The Pats still own the AFC East until one of us can knock them down. I don't see any of us doing that this year, as of know. They look real good.
That being said, we lost by 8, with 14 penalties, and 3 or 4 turnovers and our defense played awful. The sky is not falling. We still have a solid team. I'm not worried currently.
That's about right. He's just not good enough to get you to the playoffs if he starts all your games. He's good for spurts, which is why is a tremendous backup QB. If you roll with him 16 games, you'll be lucky to be 8-8.
Our team is already more talented than last year (returning 10 of 11 defensive starters, and adding McCoy/Felton and hopefully Clay), and we haven't even hit the draft or finished free agency. Cassel/Manuel just need to manage the game, like Cassel did in his multiple 10+ win seasons he's had. Missing out on 1 single player at a later 1st round pick isn't going to destroy us, we'll be just fine without it for a year. It's not like it's a top 5 pick.
There is no doubt we got better. Out defense was BETTER last year, without Byrd and without Alonso. We are adding a top RB in the league to our offense, which badly needs help, and taking nothing away from our top defense last year.
Don't forget Alonso is coming off his 2nd ACL surgery, and the last 12 games his rookie year he was actually average. The first 4 is where he had a crazy run of games.
He didn't sign today and is going on other visits. I'm not sure how I feel about it. He's probably one of the best options out there, but in such a horrible offseason for QB options, it doesn't say much.
I think I'd rather have Locker, who despite injuries has a higher upside and is younger, to compete with Manuel. Though they could have a few guys come camp competing, which I think will be the case.
Pretty much this. He also ****ed over all his assistants too, as a bunch now don't have jobs. So he gets his 4 million (maybe 2-2.5 after taxes?) and now can coach OLs, a position that regressed the worst in his tenure here, and was a total disaster. We didn't even have a single 100 yard rusher this season in a game.
Hes a conservative tool, and he'll end up just being another random football coach.