This is NOT a "Wilson vs. Flynn" thread, at least this isn't my intent, and I'm hoping there can be some constructive conversation. I don't mind wisearses, but I hope the vitriol can be held to a minimum.
Anyhow, last night I snuggled up with a whiskey after the game and pondered our offensive woes. Here are a couple observations:
1. I agree 100% with English and many of you that WR upgrades are essential for our next offseason. Ours just aren't passing muster and miss too many opportunities. For now we have to go with the players we have.
2. Russell Wilson is not a complete QB at this point and, other than a beautiful long ball and his ability to use his feet, the rest of his game is lacking.
3. Russell Wilson is our starting QB, barring injury, so anyone who doesn't like that will just have to deal.
I'm going to leave observation #1 alone because it's been covered in another thread.
As for Wilson (also, admittedly, covered in about 700 other threads), I think that his weaknesses are Flynn's strengths and vice versa. There is no way in hell that Flynn could have made the game winning throw against New England, but from what we've seen of him in his starts and during preseason is that he is one of those precision short/mid range guys, much like Hasselbeck or other West Coast QBs. That is precisely the kind of QB we need against vicious defenses like SF. His vertical game is, however, suspect.
So since we can't make a FranckenQB out of the two, which has the potential to become the better QB? In my opinion, that is Wilson, but for the love of DAWG, he's got to get better at faster reads 5-10 yards down the field...in the middle of the field. Drew Brees has admitted that there are often plays to certain parts of the field that he doesn't see his receiver clearly, but that he sees enough to know where they will be and can throw to that spot. This is directly due to his lack of height, but he's learned how to compensate for it. I think this is key for Wilson as well.
I'll say it again, for Wilson to become a complete QB, he has simply got to be able to find guys in short and medium range in the middle of the field.
So what do you think? What's it going to take for Wilson to be a complete QB?