Friday, August 28, 2009

Ruskell's Next Major Test: Replacing Matt


It was so shocking to see the RBs Timmay has passed on that I started looking at other positions on offense. The next one lurking out there is QB. We all know Matt is in his last few seasons, and that Seneca has shown limited potential as a starter. I believe Seneca could lead a team to the playoffs, but I think that's his ceiling.

What's more unnerving is that as I started searching the last three drafts for QBs drafted in rounds 2+ that we missed out on, I literally found none. The best ones I found were Kellen Clemens and Tavaris Jackson. I can't say I'd be doing flips if we had one of those guys around. The takeaway for me is that a franchise QB is incredibly hard to come by, and if you don't plan *way* in advance of your QB retiring, the team will be relegated to the basement. Look what happened when the Hawks lost Dave Krieg.

I like what I've seen from Mike Teel, but who knows how he'll progress. Our two first round picks next year will come in a QB rich draft class. If Timmay picks another linebacker or defensive end or corner, he should be fired on the spot.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Replacing "We want the ball, We're gonna score..." is one of the main reasons why we need to bring Holmgren back. I have absolutely no confidence that current GM will be able to do the job of finding the next franchise QB. He can't even find the next CB (how many draft picks have we burned trying to find a running mate for Trufant)?!

hawkblogger said...

Ruskell's contract is up after this season and Holmgren will be on the market...just sayin...