Originally Posted by htismaqe
Are you suggesting that if they had passed on Locker and Gabbert and continued winning 6-7 games with the veterans they had, they wouldn't have been?
I think it's possible, especially if they hadn't reached on QB's the year prior, yes. Reaching for a QB shows not only desperation but the fact that said GM can't properly evaluate quarterbacks.
Although Gene Smith had been on shaky ground for a long time.