SalishHawkFan wrote: MysterMatt wrote:
hawker84 wrote:by the way.. where is our quick slants and quick outs.. can honestly say i don't remeber seeing one this season... could be wrong.....
Did you not see Tate's epic drop on 3rd down last night? I believe that was a slant.
Anyhow, to anyone who is surprised that Wilson gets critisized, I honestly don't know what to tell you. It's almost mind-bloggling to me that anyone thinks the QB position is somehow above that sort of thing. Objective criticism is a good thing.
This thread's agenda, if it has one, is based on the premise that Wilson will remain our starter for the forseeable future. With that in mind, what do we think he needs to do to improve? I'm trying to have an objective conversation about our starting quarterback, not bitch and whine about WRs, coaches, bad OL, etc. This thread, I hope, will focus on constructive observations and recommendations and NOT excuses.
Excuses are cheap, and they've all be made. I want to know what you geniuses think he can do to improve.
I think that to improve, Wilson needs to sit and watch for a while. Practicing with the second string will help him to get his fundamentals down. STeve Young was considered a bust until the Niners took him from TB and had him spend some time learning as the backup QB. That approach is a tried and true approach that has worked for many successful QB's. The teams that don't use that approach tend to be desperate teams who are rebuilding. And the majority of the time, those QB's get shellshocked in the process and are ruined. It's better to start on a solid team like Seattle's. It's even better than that to start on a solid team like Seattle's after you've had a couple years gaining invaluable experience in practice.
That's why Flynn did so well for GB. He was on a solid team AND he'd had a few years to learn the system inside out and get acclimated to the NFL.
And that goes back to the primary difference in philosophies between lots of folks on this board. Some people think that sitting on the bench leads to better play. Others think that the best way for a QB to improve is to actually play. And for every QB you can name in support of one approach, you can name another equally as good in support of the other.
Me, I think if a QB has the talent, intelligence, leadership, etc., then he needs to play. And I think that Wilson is the best QB on our roster. I think his athleticism and arm are top notch, and I think he has that intangible "IT" factor that tends to lead to late-game heroics like we saw against NE. I think as he gains experience BY PLAYING, he will get better and better, and that he has the talent to lead us to greater results both now and in the future than any other QB we have.
Matt, Wilson's work ethic is already well-established. He's been improving all elements of his game thus far. It seems to me that he and the coaches have been identifying areas for improvement and addressing them each week. That process needs to continue.
And Salish, Flynn did do well in his last start for Green Bay. That's because he was in the same system for 4 years, was throwing to an outstanding WR corps and TE, and the Lions couldn't gameplan for him. None of that indicates that he would (or even could) do the same in our system with our offensive weapons.