This is from Lopez's H Chronicle article this evening: That's the way it should be, but if you think a controversy of sorts is on the horizon, think again. "(Rosenfels) has got starter ability," Kubiak said. "All the players gravitate toward him, and that's great. It's great for the team. It's great for David. It pushes David every day, and that's why we went and got him." And the result, said Kubiak: "No buts. David's our starting quarterback. He has to hold up his end of the bargain. When there's a play he's got to make, he's got to make it." What you have seen in preseason games from Rosenfels has been impressive. What Carr has done not just in games, but day in and day out with Kubiak, Calhoun and Rosenfels constantly pushing, has only further convinced Kubiak of what he thought last winter when evaluating Carr. "Athletically, he's even more than I thought he was," Kubiak said. "David's an extremely good athlete. There's no doubt about that. It's just a matter of being a pro and playing like a pro back there down in and down out. "I want to see him do some things this week that he didn't do last week. I want to see him continue to lead this team, for his teammates to believe in him, and for him to gain more confidence. Just grow and grow and grow." It's not just Carr's reputation and future that are tied to this happy union of him, Kubiak and McNair. If you don't believe the coach and owner are invested as well, then you haven't been paying attention to the real world since, oh, the Paleolithic Era. -------------------------------------------------- I believe Kubiak is telling us he sees a lot of Elway athleticly in Carr. Carr has not been thinking on his own for a long time, because of the rigidity of the previous staff. Its hard to adlib when you have been programmed not to think for yourself for 4 years. A couple of times he was allowed to call his plays he did well only to be smaked in the face because he was to successful. Carr was a better QB in some ways when he played the 1st game against Dallas. He has to unlearn all that has come since that time. I'm looking for him to get better and better, and then to explode. He had confidence in that 1st game and now its lacking or questioned. If he gets a few wins under his belt watch out. He won't be a bust for lack of effort. Kubiak nows that, and quite frankly reading between the lines, is hoping that David has not been ruined. He understands more than ever what David has gone through. Kubiak is an extremely bright football mind. He knows the QB position like the back of his hand and he knows he has a diamond in the rough or perhaps even more valueable than that.