Canadian_Cheesehead wrote: Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:Joey Harrington hasn't really shown me anything to prove that he wasn't a Tim Couch-like pick.
I repeat - how do you expect a 2nd yr QB with the worst running game and WRs in the NFL to do?
I never said I expected him to put up great numbers or even to win them a couple of games. I said that he hasn't shown me anything. The kid looks scared to death on the field and has no poise in the pocket. He doesn't throw the ball downfield and he makes a lot of bad decisions. If he can't succeed this year, he is never going to succeed.
I still cant see how you can judge him on his performance up to this point. He looked scared in the pocket because no one could get open. He doesnt throw the ball downfield because his WRs couldnt run that far that fast. When Rogers was healthy, and able to stretch the field, Joey seemed quite good at putting it in his breadbasket - it was Rogers that looked bad. How can he make bad decisions when he was given no options?
I fully agree that this is a crucial yr for him and he needs to prove he belongs. I also know he hasent looked all that impressive. HOWEVER - there is no way anyone should expect him to "show me anything" up to this point. The best QBs in the league would have looked bad on the Lions last yr.
For goodness sakes - his best options were Schroeder, Hakim, Bryson and Orlandis Gary
Give the kid a break.