Originally Posted by thunderkyss
badboy is right, if Schaub or Tj flashed like Russell Wilson did (in practice mind you) they would have been starting. Yes, Vick was a rockstar, & Schaub was a pro bowl MVP, but if they led their coach to believe they had a better chance of winning, they would have been starters.
Do you realize what a joke that is? OK, name all the perfectly healthy rock star QB's who have been benched in their prime. It should be easy since it is as easy as outperforming them in practice. Must happen all the time. And no Wilson doesn't count since his competition was unproven.
The idea coaches don't have their thumb on the scale to tip it toward starters, high profile players and highly paid players is well laughable.
PS - Schaub wasn't a pro-bowl QB at the time.