Originally Posted by DaWolf
This. Which is why I shake my head at anyone pissed off at us not re-signing Orton. For goodness sake the guy didn't even want to battle for a starting job, he just wanted to go to Dallas and get paid to carry a clipboard. The goal is not to replace Cassel with someone slightly less mediocre. The goal is not to get someone to lead us to the playoffs and then get bounced in round one. I mean, we were what, the second winningest team of the 90's or something like that in the regular season, and what did that get us? Jack squat.
Average or slightly above average is not acceptable. I am not sitting here waiting to replace Cassel with the next average QB who will waste four more years of my fandom.
I agree with Dane. If trading three first rounders and some other picks would net you RGIII, you go do it, because the guy has the potential to be great...
At the end of the day, I am not upset that we didn't sign Orton.
What I am upset about is the near certainty that the reason that Orton signed with the Cowboys because he was told that Matt Cassel was the unquestioned starter and that he would only be signed to compete with Stanzi for the backup position.
That is the failing.
Cassel is the unquestioned starter.