- January 21, 2020 at 4:24 pm #54891mikegreitzerParticipant
JUST a little conversation starter–
- January 21, 2020 at 4:41 pm #54896Joe JohnsonKeymaster
Dude… perfect topic!
I’ll respond in depth when I get home!
- January 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm #54897Joe OberleModerator
Great question. Not as easy to answer as it might seem. Originally, I would have said no way. But the more I think about it, I would go for it. I like what each can bring, but I am thinking Teddy might bring a bit more mobility than Kirk has–not to mention at a lower cost. And you could use that money to get another very good offensive lineman.
- January 21, 2020 at 6:47 pm #54899Kirby O’ConnorModerator
It would be interesting to see if Teddy could become a truly excellent QB after everything he’s been through. I know there’s always been a question of arm strength, valid questions, but he’s always seemed like a winner. Kirk, well, he just seems like not a winner. Skill wise, Kirk is better, but Teddy has enough skill to be close and he’s got better intangibles. After watching Teddy play this year and still look good enough, granted in a great situation, to win every start, give me Teddy.
- January 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm #54907mikegreitzerParticipant
Kirby kind of nails it for me. The question is not posited to declare one or the other.
Teddy is a winner. We knew that when we saw him in the preseason as a rookie. His stats are underwhelming, but his record (5-0 with 2019 Saints) is super impressive.
It’s like the Favre vs. Rogers question. I’ll take number 4 every time.
For the record: Of those polled, Kirk by a BIG margin.
- January 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm #54935Joe JohnsonKeymaster
Kirby touched on this.
Teddy has ice in his veins. But sometimes that seemed to go too far, as Zimmer famously once said he wished he could have Teddy start games like he finished them (or play the first 58 like the last 2).
He also was bad throwing the ball down the field, it was a throwing motion issue. I think he was working on that before he got hurt and I haven’t seen his numbers recently, but Mike Wallace (sigh, remember those days?) was left wide open more than five times down the field.
Cousins on the other hand… you know what I’m going to say.
I’d take Cousins. The Vikings line is too awful in pass protection for me to trust him not to really get hurt once again. He’s a hit away from potentially losing his leg, and I don’t trust his down the field range.
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