Originally Posted by EVOLVIST
I baffles me how this thread has turned into a suck off for a guy like Ryan Mallett who hasn't taken any meaningful NFL snaps, plus all of this trust in OB, when trust (at least to me) has to be earned and not just granted, especially after Kubiak.
I'm not knocking you; and I've heard some good points about Mallett, but that this has turned into a Mallett thread when there's dudes with much more upside like Kirk Cousins who can be had for a draft pick (who has seen PLENTY of NFL action, by the way) and Matt McGloin who can also be had for a lower draft pick, after playing pretty well behind a crapola Raiders team. I won't fail to mention that McGloin was also OB's boy at Penn State, where they game planned together as Head Coach and starting QB. I can't help but to think there's a synergy there, over anybody else at the moment.
Anyway, look at this from a very simplistic angle: Give a 2nd for Kirk Cousins who was holed away to get a future draft pick and has played some damn good NFL ball, or give a 2nd for Ryan Mallett, who was also holed away for a draft pick, but has done little more than pass Bill O'Brian in the chow line?
I realize that Mallett is not your guy, specifically - you've said it - but I'm just saying that there are more logical options which to use our draft picks.
I think the main point about mallet is that he already had 3 years learning the system, so we don't need to draft a guy and bench him 3 years to let him learn the system.
also, NE will try to trade him now not because they think he is useless but because they probably understand he won't be around next year when he turns FA. So, since they will lose him anyway, they might as well get something for him.
that said I think we can't possibly have more information than OB on the QBs that are available to us.
also, we should give him some trust, you don't want to be in cleveland's position (firing the HC after 1 year)
And I say this regardless of OB being the HC, if it was another guy I would have said the same.