The Fun Begin: Part I.
took a chance cutting Hoyer. Stidham was great as a rookie QB in the
Preseason. However, if Brady gets hurt he is not going to step in and win
a game. Now I know Hoyer isn’t leading anyone to the Super Bowl. But if
Brady missed a few games he could step in and win a couple.
don’t step into the NFL and win games. “I thought both players played
well in camp and I liked both players,” BB said. “But in the end,
there are a number of considerations that you have to make. So we did what
we thought was best for the team. I still think Brian’s a good player
and it’s a long season. So we’ll see what happens.” Stidham seemed
to pick up the system very quick for a rookie.
QBs don’t win in the NFL. If Brady misses a few games they will all be
loses for the Pats. Now this is more of a minor argument. If Brady gets
injured for real, the season is done, whether it is Hoyer or Stidham. In
that case the Pats would be better playing Stidham. Stidham is going to be
the next starting QB for the New England Patriots.
rated in the Top-16 in my first Player Ratings after the 2017 season. “I
got the news that I was the number two guy,” Stidham said. “And you
get very excited for this role, obviously. But now I’m getting back to
work, working as hard as I ever have, and trying to do everything I can to
help out this team, and to help Tom out. That’s my job.” I shifted him
down because it became obvious he was not going to go in the 1st, and
didn’t play as well in 2018.
seemed to plummet during the Draft Season. I lowered him 52. He was a
great pick in the 4th. He should develop into a winning starter, after two
or three years on the bench studying the GOAT. But
I was shocked they kept Gunner. I thought for sure they’d keep Hoyer.
really, in the trade of roster spots it came down to more Gunner Olszewski
than Stidham for Hoyer. “He's very competitive and he works hard. And
he's improved,” BB said about Gunner, who could start at gunner as well.
“He has a long way to go but he's made a lot of improvement. He's making
a big jump from where he played, to where he's playing now, positionally
and so forth. He's improved a great deal.” So they kept a young special
teams guy they probably could have stashed on the Practice Squad.
release was a gamble for BB that could ruin the season. If Brady sprains
an ankle or a back (like old men do;), the season is done. Stidham got the
Michael Bishop Preseason Hero Award this year. He dominated against the
3rd and 4th string players in exhibition games that made fans go nuts over
nothing. If you have to break the glass, he will not win a game.
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