Originally Posted by srrono
Just as an example K.Martin drops a pass we don't see him on the field for 4 games yet when Jacoby goes 1 out of 10 targets in replacement of AJ Kubs stands up for his vet.
I agree. Kubiak doesnt allow his rookies much opportunity if they make a mistake before he puts the hook in them very quickly for long periods of time. Of course, the kubiak fan club will say he's "coaching them up" & teaching them "how to be a pro". I disagree because despite those occasional mistakes, which should be expected from rookies IMO, it removes a potential playmaker from the field & doesn't allow them the opportunity to learn on the field. Kubiak did the same thing to Arian at the end of the 2009 season. Arian showed flashes towards the end of the season, but as soon as he messed up he was benched in favor of the bum C. Brown or fumbling Slaton. The Texans were desperate for any type of running game & instead of giving Arian a true opportunity kubiak benched him quickly & often. When Arian finally got an opportunity at the end of 09 he played well, but the Texans didn't know what they quite had. Ultimately they used a high pick on Tate when it seems they could've used that pick elsewhere if Arian had only been given a better opportunity to prove himself in 09 instead of being benched to be "coached up" or taught "how to be a pro".
You cannot honestly tell if a rookie is capable of playing at high level if they are not given a true opportunity IMO. The opportunities for the young wr's simply hasn't happen that often w/ Walter in the way & Kubiaks quick benching of rookies which goes back to at least Arian. Thank goodness the owner stepped in again to point the HC in the direction in saying a playmaking wr is needed, even if it's rookie.