Originally Posted by Lucky
Carr closer to Leftwich? Let's hold off on the HOF ceremony for Byron for a while. He just played his best game as a pro, led his team to 6 scoring drives in 9 attempts. Leftwich is clearly getting better and deserves props. But, he's had some poor performances earlier this season, with the Jags averaging 13 pts/game over the 1st 4 games. If a Carr led offense had averaged 13 pts, he'd be crucified on this site. Let's find some perspective. That was a great throw on the fly pattern by Leftwich to Smith early in the 2nd half. Carr makes a play like that in practically every game, now.
Leftwich has played well in the past 4 games and his team is 2-2. Carr has played well the past 4 games, and his team is 3-1. There is no huge chasm between the two QBs that Carr needs to close. Sure, Leftwich does some things better than Carr, just as Carr does some things better than Leftwich. I prefer Carr because he's a better athlete and can beat you in more ways. What I like about both is that the vets on their teams have accepted the young QBs as leaders early on in their careers. It should be a great game next Sunday, and both of these guys should put on a show.
The reason they were down is because we had Byron Leftwich running a more conservative offense and now they are allowing him to open it up..