bdrotoronto wrote:Contrary to much opinion here, Mularkey wasn't the problem with the Bills. Donahoe was. The Bills fought hard for Mularkey last year to rebound from an 0-4 start and nearly make the playoffs. Mularkey also had JP Losman stuffed down his throat by the front office this year; he actually fought hard to win this year by using Holcomb as his QB for many games instead of Losman, which made the front office look bad, but which earned respect from his players and got them two or three wins they probably wouldn't have gotten otherwise. The defence only collapsed this year after Takeo Spikes went down, who was the heart of that unit.
I dont know how Murlarkey's QB juggling can be anything but a bad coaching move. I understand tht players and fans want their team to win, but when you select a young guy and put him in there for the first time, you have to let him develop. The Bengals, and the Giants both took their lumps last year (especially with Eli), but it has paid dividends for each team this year. You have to give your new QB at least a year of playing time to develop before considering benching him. Then if he's still stinking up the joint you can look elsewhere.
By switching QBs, Murlarkey has possible shattered Losman's confidence. Certainly convinced his team he has no confidence in the kid, crippling any realistic chance Losman has of being a leader for the Bills like a QB needs to be. And will go into next year with a mediocre at best veteran QB, and an undeveloped youngster with 2 wasted years of football under his belt. That's an even worse QB situation than going into this year.