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"We are not starting him becasue he's a rookie and not ready"  Huh?  WTF is he saying?  Or maybe Vacchiano misquoted him.  Makes no sense.

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1 minute ago, Lith said:

"We are not starting him becasue he's a rookie and not ready"  Huh?  WTF is he saying?

I caught that too. Either a typo or Bowles hasn't been sleeping a lot recently 

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1 minute ago, Untouchable said:

I think he means to say that they aren’t just throwing him out there because he was a high draft pick. Which seems to be a thing in the mainstream media with the Doug Gotlieb’s, Skip Bayless’, Max Kellerman’s, etc.

He’s earned the right to start.

This is how I read it too.

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6 minutes ago, Lith said:

"We are not starting him becasue he's a rookie and not ready"  Huh?  WTF is he saying?  Or maybe Vacchiano misquoted him.  Makes no sense.

Really odd way to phrase that Todd, couldn’t have just said “best chance” and we could have avoided speculation.

I think Sam has earned it but I wonder if Todd doesn’t.

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Nobody can say Darnold isn't ready to play right now.

Still... I am not sure this is the right thing to do given the start to the schedule.  

Hopefully, he has the expected ups and downs... shows the maturity and composure we have seen... and all the fears of us "jittery" fans conditioned to expect the worst will be put to rest.

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Just now, bla bla bla said:

Really odd way to phrase that Todd, couldn’t have just said “best chance” and we could have avoided speculation.

I think Sam has earned it but I wonder if Todd doesn’t.

Yeah it's annoying that his clarification comments create questions. 

It's possible that Bowles feels McCown gives them the best chance to win week 1 but that Darnold did what he had to do with his opportunity 

All that matters to me is that Darnold is the starter and I bought tickets a month ago and a Darnold jersey 😁

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6 minutes ago, RoadFan said:

Nobody can say Darnold isn't ready to play right now.

Still... I am not sure this is the right thing to do given the start to the schedule.  

Hopefully, he has the expected ups and downs... shows the maturity and composure we have seen... and all the fears of us "jittery" fans conditioned to expect the worst will be put to rest.

The only thing that had me hesitant about Darnold starting was the 3 games in 10 days. Sounds like he’s good enough to overcome that, here’s to a good start. 

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11 minutes ago, dbatesman said:

This is how I read it too.

Bowles really didn’t have a decision to make. Just a head nod, a smile and pray his ass off the ginger king of NY saves his job. 

If he didnt start him he might as well go home and talk to his wife about what is the next chapter of their lives. No choice whatsoever! 

 

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