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I honestly don't think he will win the starting job. Fitz will get the nod because of his experience level.
Rosen has outplayed Fitz at mostly every turn this off season but because of "other factors in Flores' head" he won't be the day one starter. (IMHO, mostly the early season schedule and the team not wanting to appear wrong on the trade should Rosen struggle early against last seasons playoff teams) I think by around week four he will be in there for the duration...and then we will see if we are looking at Tua or Herbert.
Very interesting take Ken! I havnt seen enough of Flores to judge him like that, cant say what he will make his decision on, but I guess that's entirely possible. Rosen just looks so fluid. Fitz looked like he was going by the seat of his pants.......but he was also up against some pro bowl defenders.
The only reason Rosen shouldn't start is that the offensive line is so bad that I think they might not want to throw such a young guy to the wolves a la David Carr. Maybe they want to give the line some time to develop before they let Rosen play. Might not be a bad idea. That line is going to get someone hurt. Ballage looked like he was running into a brick wall or vice versa. It's amazing that this team has been unable to field an even average offensive line in so long. That's been my concerns about Grier. He's been here for a long time and the level of talent is pretty poor. Now I understand that he hasn't had final say on personnel decisions until now, but still he was certainly one of the main guys evaluating the talent. Let's hope Dieter develops quickly and Shaq surprises us.
Yeah, 72, you and I remember 1972 when our offensive line was the main reason for our dominant success. Jim Langer at center, Bob Kuchenberg and Bob Baumhower at Guards, Wayne Moore and Norm Evans at tackle.
But BTW, I saw the preseason game between the Patsies and the Tennessee Titans...guess what..............
TANNEHILLS STATS WERE BETTER THAN TOM BRADY'S!!!!!
BUT YA KNOW WHY???????????????????????
BECAUSE THEY HAD HIM OUT OF THE POCKET AND IN A READ OPTION OFFENSE!
Instead of Treasure complaining about the way we misused his favorite player, he continued to blame Sam and I for pointing out how Tannehill was a "deer in the headlights."
I kept saying that Tannehill was never meant to be a POCKET quarterback.
I'm leaning toward Fitzpatrick to start the first game of the season. Agree fully that the O-Line is very inexperienced and not very good. Giving the big men a chance to gel will save Rosen from getting the crap kicked out of him and perhaps save him from injury. The old guy is savvy enough to survive.