Originally Posted by Carr Bombed
The two situations aren't comparable at all. Eli is a 2 time SB MVP and has already proven he can lead a team to a title.. Coughlin has won 2 SBs and has proven his system/style of coaching can win titles in this league (also had the upstart Jags in the AFC Championship). Those guys get the benefit of the doubt, because they've both proven and have won at the highest level in this league multiple times.
Kubiak and Schaub haven't proved crap yet outside of being able to beat a young Bengals team and when they face the top teams/coaches they usually crap the bed..they don't get the benefit of the doubt. Not to mention that Schaub is surrounded by a lot better talent than Eli who's pressing, because he has one of the worst defenses in the league and little offensive weapons. For Christ's sake Brandon Jacobs came off the street and is starting for them.
A super bowl mvp QB down to an 0-6 starter with 15 ints and a fumble is certainly a greater fall and a middle of the pack QB 2-3 starter with 9 ints. Matt certainly has to do less work to get back to the norm