Originally Posted by DevilspawnI think Huff in our secondary makes that unit better. Anyone else would make it as weak as it was last year, despite the turnover improvement.
As for Leinart and even Cutler, the last time we invested our stock on a rookie or very young QB was Marinovich. After him there was Jeff Hostetler, Jeff George, Rich Gannon, Kerry Collins and now Aaron Brooks, all through free agency within the last 13 years. Before Marinovich, we got Jay Shroeder from the Redskins. Before that, Plunkett from New England. Our history, relying on a young or rookie QB, doesn't happen very often. We usually go out and find one that needs a revival, as all five of the QBs I mentioned needed. As we proved in the past, QBs can be found through free agencyand be very successful. Jay Schreoder led us to the conference title game. Hostetler led us to a playoff berth. We all know what Gannon did. If our '97 team had a decentdefense, then Jeff George's 3900 yards, 29 TDs and 9 INTs would've led us to the playoffs too. Collins was a victim of a bad coach and even worse line to protect him.
The only bad side to this is that there is no 10-year plan with those QBs. They can be here for 5, maybe 7 years, but for those last few years, they will be past their prime.
Al Davis just isn't used to it, but he probably would've taken Leinart if Derrick Gibson was any good. And if he drafted Leinart, he probably still would've gotten Aaron Brooks as insurance if Leinart sucked in training camp, and vice versa if Brooks stunk it up.
Huff was the wise choice. You'll see it in the stats.
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