Originally Posted by RMANCIL
The LOT is a problem that said Rivers is not playing like a elite QB. He lost the game today.He has to show that he can recover or when the season folds then the club will have to move him .
The defense is playing very well and as young as we are they should get better. We will have to find a CB and we should be set.The offense is the problem and Rivers tops the list right now then LOT.
If the lot is a problem, then why would the first move be to replace the quarterback? Finding franchise QB's is the most difficult and expensive aspect of personnel in football. So while we have these other holes (offensive line, pass rush, cornerback), why not address them and see if Rivers responds to having a better team around him? You have to admit that he's lost a lot of help on offense in the last few seasons (Jackson, Sproles, McNeill, Dielman).
Now, for anyone reading (looking at you Muffin) this does NOT mean that he isn't the problem right now or that I think he's playing great. He isn't. But rather than sell the farm to move up for a Geno Smith or use a valuable first round pick on an inferior prospect like Tyler Wilson, why not invest in the other issues and see what happens? Worst case scenario, Rivers still doesn't bounce back and we have a better situation for a rookie to step into.
That's the course that makes sense to me. Rivers was nails yesterday, even without the benefit of a running game, until the Bucs cranked up the pressure in the 2nd half. The line stopped protecting him and he, being immobile, couldn't adjust (and he made a bonehead decision). The defense never made a play and the special teams gave one up.
And before I would call this young, improving defense "set" I would add pass rusher to the list of needs with cornerback. We don't have anyone effective right now at ROLB and no one who figures to become that person. Ingram is bound to become a great player and I do believe the pressure/sacks will come, but he's not going to ever be a Ware, Hali, etc. We need that ROLB and
a corner to complete the unit on that side.