Originally Posted by Swanman
That was quite obvious when Palko wasn't even on the active roster after Romeo took over. There is absolutely zero reason why Orton shouldn't have started the Bears game but yet Haley still trotted that bum out there. I don't care if Orton had to draw plays in the dirt in each huddle, he would have been an upgrade over Palko.
Remember the Oakland game we won earlier in the year? Similar situation. No doubt Orton is a better QB than Palko, but the results might not have been any different. Remember how awful Boller was? They trotted a Carson Palmer out who had no time to learn the offense and he was just as bad. That is why QBs are usually given a week or two in order to learn the offense.