If our next HC doesnt consider Ratliff and give him a chance IMO it will be a huge mistake. I really think he can be something special. I know he only played in preseason against 3rd stringers whatever but theres something there. Something Clemens didnt show in his playing time. They HAVE to give him a chance.
Get him a big target to make his job that much easier and let clowney develop as well to use his speed. The time is now while we still have solid Oline.
Obviously we should be cautious on a quarterback whose only professional appearances were in preseason games, but I liked what I saw. I don't have faith that Clemens is our answer long-term, so I'd love to see what Ratliff has to offer - he looks like he has an upside at the very least.
[QUOTE=Warfish;2943490]I believe the 2009 Jets need to allow an open competition between Clemens, Ratliff and Ainge.
Winner named by the start of the 2nd pre-season game.
I do not currently favor drafting a QB (tempting though it may be, this class seems to be a poor one from what experts I trust say).
And I do not favor signing some veteran journeyman from someplace else.
And I do not favor ANY return to the Jets by Brett Favre.
Play 2009 with the three we have, and draft as appropriate post-2009 if required.[/QUOTE]
I agree completley, however I saw ex-Giants coach Jim Fossel on ESPN and he thinks that signing a veteren QB would help, he doesn't think the core group of players would trust any of our young QB's, which brings up a good point, and he knows about loccer room chemisrty.
Another thing to consider is that both Clemens and Ratliff are pretty mobile. It was so excruciating to watch a wide open lane open up in front of Favre-- and instead of running for 15 yards--he'd just chuck it to nowheresville/other team.