Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
We've had this conversation before but...
Arian is a HORRIBLE example.
He, himself, said that he was in a bad place after not being drafted. When he was put on the practice squad, he gave up and stopped really trying because he thought he didn't have a real chance of playing.
Then when he saw a PS player on MNF get called up, he had a talk with Kubiak and he rededicated himself. As the season went on, he learned the playbook and when he was ready, they started giving him some snaps.
Was Arian more talented than Chris Brown and Ryan Moats? Yeah. Was he ready to play? No.
I think that makes Arian the perect example. Who knows why Mitchell didn't start? Maybe Wade had it against him or eating the last chicken wing. Maybe he didn't "push" enough.
I heard Kollar say even though Mitchell didn't start, he had as many snaps as Cody, meaning they probably saw it as a 1a & 1b kind of thing.