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I mean in pre-season when he played the JAX second teamers he looked no well. Basically, there wasn't enough pre-season material to make you think he should be the starter.
There was a lot of material that you (and most fans) aren't privy to. Most of it was garnered during the week, not on Saturday nights.
Then why did Jon start Simms?
He didn't want to upset you Abuccs.
There are a number of reasons, and probably the biggest one was experience. Additionally, while I may have my "ins" I certainly can't say what everyone is thinking.Where Grads really stood tall was how he "got it" and how he "took it". While Simms still struggled with offensive terminology at TC and practice, Gradkowski digested it all and had already seemed to surpass him. Gruden tried to dish out as much grief as he could at Gradkowski and he took it all like a man.There are plenty of people who believe/know that Simms is indecisive. There are some who feel that he is, deservedly or not, "soft". There are some who really think a great deal of Gradkowski's attitude and approach.Combine all of those things, and you have some people who would have liked to have seen him get a shot on opening day. His biggest negative was lack of experience, and circumstances have overcome that one.
If it is true what you say...that a lot of people "in the know" felt Grads should be the starter, then I'd be willing to bet Jon felt that way too. So grab your balls and make the tough decision.
"A lot" may be stretching it. "Some" is probably a better word.At the end of the day, I just don't think that Coach was able to make himself completely comfortable with Gradkowski's inexperience. To be frank, there are a lot of similarities between the situation here and the situation as it happened in New England. I sincerely hope that it works out for us as well as it worked out for them.
There are similarites, except Bill B. didn't wait until it was too late to make his decision. If Simms didn't get hurt and Grads truly is the answer, and Gruden felt he was the answer, then he waited too long.
There are similarites, except Bill B. didn't wait until it was too late to make his decision.
Brady played because Bledsoe was injured by Mo Lewis.