Originally Posted by FAX
Guys, you can inhale from the magic bong all you want, but Peyton Mannings don't come along very often.
What is far more common is a situation in which a young quarterback has to be developed ... acclimated ... for awhile. How many times have we seen quarterbacks with high potential eventually bust because they were improperly handled in the beginning?
Sure, it's possible that you can strike gold with a rookie QB who requires no coaching or mentoring or assistance in making the adjustment to the NFL, but ... wow ... unlikely would be an understatement.
Let's be realistic for a moment. It makes far more sense to install a coach who can help a young guy develop ... regardless of his initial talent level or skill ... than simply hope that we hit on a Manning.
Romeo should be fired because he's a terrible head coach, not because there are far better QB gurus for Geno Smith to learn from.
If Romeo didn't suck as much as he did, I would be perfectly fine with him being the guy.