Just a thought, BUT....if, while Jay is out, the offense looks like it did

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    Now that he's 'the One', opposing DCs will just take away his few comfort zones & expose him for what he is...a back up. Nothing against him but the drop off should be & will prove to be just that.
     
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    You saw the drop off in yesterdays game, he's got a very limited arm, when he has to stretch the field he throws a duck.

    Luckily in the WCO, you don't have to throw deep, unfortunately for a career 50% comp guy, you have to continue to be near 70%, yesterday he has a career day, to expect it week in week out w/teams planning for you is a completely different thing. They'll load in like they did Orton and crowd the box and beg him to throw deep.
     
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    He'd been on the team for three weeks. To me, that's a bit premature to judge a guy for his first start at an away game against Green Bay without Forte or any receivers. But, hey, you have stricter standards. So, if we start Jordan Palmer sometime this year, would you expect a win his first start?
     
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    That's a good point that many missed here. The 'Skins were prepared for Cutler, who is 180-degrees different from Josh McCown. There was ZERO game planning for McCown, so he benefited from this to some extent. We've all seen this in game situations where a starter goes down and the backup looks pretty good. In fact Caleb Hanie looked like a solid QB in the NFC Championship game when Jay went down to injury there. Many of us thought Caleb was going to be a solid QB after that performance (I confess that I thought this too). But he really wasn't a very good QB.

    I do hope McCown continues to do well, but my gut feeling is that teams will quickly expose him. I know that sounds harsh, but that's my thought. But hey, I'm wrong about as much as I'm right on this board, so maybe he'll be a stud.
     
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    Pffft, I was totally right this preseason when I said he was a better option as the backup QB than the guy you were touting, Blanchard. I told you it was more important to have played in regular season games and have familiarity with the offense, and yesterday's game showed exactly that.

    But I expectyou will be there in the front row to boo the guy and diminish anything he does for the Bears as this entire team comes off the rails.
     
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    Good god, McCown not going to light up the NFL as a stud.

    You are probably right that he will be figured out. But what I expect from my backup QB is to know the offense and be able to run the offense. To give you a shot at winning a couple games before the starter comes back. That's what should be expected, and that's what he gave us in Washington.
     
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    I expect someone who plays the position to win. That is why they are on the team.

    If you are willing to accept a loss due to "lack of team experience" have at it. McCown is a step about hot garbage. If he was not, he would not be sitting on his butt waiting for the Bears (the only team to call him) to give him a job.

    I expect McCown, Palmer or anyone else who goes under center to be good enough to win the damn game. McCown has plenty of league experience. Being on the team three weeks does not change that.
     
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    I agree 100%. I'm not expecting him to play at the level of Jay (or any NFL starter) on a long-term basis. Most backups can't do that either. My expectations are pretty much as you describe.
     
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    I said in the offseason that he was a capable backup. I said he was better than the nobody UDFAs other posters seemed enamored with. He's a better option than Campbell was last year, and Campbell got 3.5 million bucks to not learn the system. He's better than Hanie was, because he managed to win a game in 2011 whereas we lost every game Hanie touched a football in.

    At no time did I say he's starter material. He's a fine backup QB though.
     
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    And he contributed to a win against the Vikings the next week. But for you, picking a QB up off the street three weeks before and playing him should equal a win against a playoff caliber team in their stadium. That's a pretty unreasonable expectation.
     

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