Quarterback Quandary: Key NFL Position As Volatile As Ever

September 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What a difference a few weeks make. 
Just this afternoon Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards was released after a series of pedestrian performances, where his QB rating averaged in the low 50's. And this a mere three weeks after new head coach Chan Gailey lauded him with praise. 
So much for loyalty. Mind you, that's not a dig; I'm all for going with whomever gives you the best chance of winning (see my previous article on the ever-irrelevant Michael Vick-Kevin Kolb debate). 
But to see the myriad QB changes happen so early is baffling. Perhaps it is a reflection of the NFL owners' increasingly eroding patience. The days of a future Hall of Fame coach being allowed an occasional "off" year of 7-9 are a thing of the past (Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher notwithstanding). 
A coach on the hot seat shortens the leash on an under-performing quarterback. In fact, even Fisher himself benched Vince young in Week 2 to "provide a spark." Granted he'...

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