Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
He may or may not have been worth the #1 pick but he still struggles with those same exact issues. I remember watching him during the 2008 season throwing dumb interception after dumb interception thinking "This is the #1 guy?".
Four years later, his teams went 2-14, 6-10, 10-6 and 4-12. Stafford still has the same issues.
Without Megatron, the dude would be much worse.
He's a case where you'd expect a team to fall in love with his arm, build, talent, etc, despite whatever flaws he has, and take a chance that they can mold him however they want. You can't coach his physical attributes. For a team that wanted to attack vertically, wanted a gunslinger, he would've been the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I thought he needed another year, personally. But I also would have been thrilled had the Chiefs taken him or traded up for him.
(he only threw 10 picks in '08, you must've seen the bad games - that Georgia offense was a bit weird back then as I recall - I think he was basically chucking it downfield whenever he threw. It was pro style, but not much in the way of short or intermediate stuff. assuming i'm remembering it right. which I may not be).