Originally Posted by eaglenj
This will be a very good comparison as they both were developed in GB.
I went to BC and watched Matt Hasselbeck have one of the most gut wrenching and absolutely vile college careers you could imagine. Bad INTs, awful decision making, you name it and he did it poorly.
Then he came to the NFL and had time to improve his footwork, decision making, game management and accuracy and low and behold he became an excellent NFL QB who even played in a SB.
Yea Flynns hype is based on a couple games (funny all his detractors say IT WAS ONE GAME VS DETROIT, I guess his 3 TD performance the year before vs NE doesnt count?)...but when you watch him play, he keeps his eyes downfield, moves in the pocket and is accurate. 3 things that sanchez is TERRIBLE at.
We arent talking about a first round pick here....we are talking about a 4th or so round draft pick for a player that doesnt need to learn on an NFL sideline they can come in to an offense perfectly suited for their skill set and we will know probably within 8 games if we have a QB or if he is a one and done and we need to move on.
Its a well calculated risk
You need to look at the context of the NE game, they already had the playoffs locked up and were playing a non conference game. And also if you look at that game there were two big plays also made by Flynn that cost them the game. A pick six he threw in the 2nd half and a lost fumble at the end with a chance to win the game, two things that Sanchez gets crucified for here endlessly, yet we want this 1 game, oops excuse me 2 game wonder as our QB .