QB Decision More Political Than Football Related
Rex is supposedly asking for people's opinions on who to start at QB. Unfortunately, almost no one will give Rex an answer based upon football, they will give an answer that serves their best interest. Lets look at who he probably would consult with:
Tannebaum the fraud: Will push very very hard for Sanchez. If McEloy starts and has any success and the Sanchez era ends, the Tannenloser era ends as well because of the ludicrous contract adjustment this bum gave Sanchez in the offseason. His entire hope of surviving the season and keeping his job relies on his hand picked franchise QB showing success in the last 4 games.
Sparano: Similar to Tannenasswipe, Sparanos star is tied to Sanchez. If he is shown to be completely unsuccessful at bringing Sanchez around, which he was brought in to do, then he will be gone as well. Sanchez permanent benching is the end of him, so he will also lobby for Sanchez. Hard
Woody: It has been reported that Woody favors McElroy. I am sure he was at the game and it was obvious that Sanchez is deeply hated, and bringing in McElroy energized both the team and fans. I think this report is accurate, because he wants that to continue whether or not it is the best footbal decision
Matt Cava-naught He is largely responsible for the mess of Sanchez. He should have been gone last year. If Sanchez is benched nothing can save him, so again he will push hard for Sanchez.
Veteran players: They don't want to be replaced by their backups, so they will lobby against McElroy as well most likely unless Sanchez is truly despised. Interestingly the fear factor of McElroy getting the job might be a great motivating factor for the rest of the team making it more likely McElroy succeeds.
The truth is that Rex has to make this decision himself, he cannot rely on others to give an unbiased opinion. I think Rex finally realizes that loyalty is a double edged sword and his allegiance to Sanchez has brought him to the brink of losing his job.
Make no mistake: Sanchez is a failure and there really is not any possible positive outcome of starting him again. We have seen 60+ games of Mark and he is arguably worse than he was as a rookie.
If Rex goes with consensus, we will hear something like " we all thought that Mark just had a bad game, but he still gives us the best chance to win"
It's the wrong call, but will Rex have the guts to go against the flow, make the right call and start McElroy likely sealing the fate of his GM, OC and QB coach. It is maybe the only way he saves his job.
I would like to think he will, but I think the loyalty thing will get him and he goes back to Sanchez