First off, that would not have been my way, that is just the position Carroll and Schneider have put themselves in. I would have handled the QB position much much differently (as I described above) but this is where we are so now you have to ask, what is the best long term scenario?
If they believe its Matt, extend him.
If they believe its Charlie, play him.
If they believe its neither, what they hell are they doing? Waiting till the 2011 draft? Are they in the "lose for Locker" camp?
Coaches often have to take a leap of faith at QB, these guys are hedging their bets and leaving the team with no long term options, that is why I am so bothered.
I read your previos post, about what you would have done, but the thread is what should we do now. Not what should they have done.
As for extending Matt nowl, maybe you didn't read my whole post, so I will say it again.
Its is very possible, John and Pete, don't think matts age, 34 almost 35, is over the hill and therefore they think he may be able to obtain his old form, with better weapons around him. But even if they think that, they would be smart to wait until they actually see what Matt has remaining, before offering a new contract. QB contracts, even for 34 yr old QB's aint gonna be cheap.
You also have to question, does Matt even want to sign a new contract right now? Based on his last couple years, I can't imagine the club is willing to offer up much and Matt likely believes he still is a top level QB, so why would he sign for cheap?
So the question of the thread is what would you do NOW. I haven't reread all your post's, but I am pretty sure, you previously stated, you would start Charlie. If thats the case, what do you do if either of the scenarios I posted above actually happen?