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Schwartz, Stafford and company...



I wrote this out in an email to Sean a few weeks ago, I think it still applies but I'll add to it...

Matt was a No.1 pick for a reason. Anyone who as ever seen the kid play knows it, he has the best RAW talent of any QB of the current class of young QBs. If you do a little digging like I did you may come to a similar conclusion about it than I have. Since '09 when Schwartz and company came to town, drafted No.9, and the show began, there's one constant along with them: QB coach Todd Downing. I haven't been able to dig up a shred of a resume that would seem to suggest he was the answer to groom a No.1 draft pick at QB. People go on and on about Schwartz and Linehan not training him properly etc. While that is a responsibility to ensure it's done, maybe now is the time to bring in someone else with at least a respectable amount of experience to bring to the table. Multiple QB's and coaches talk on the sports shows of techniques they have used to overcome similar problems that Stafford suffers from. To me it's the least visible but most likely problem leading to this situation. I'm sick and tired of watching the head scratcher moments and hearing the announcers and ESPN and company coaching him from the airwaves and telling us exactly what the problem is and how he might solve it. I want that from the QB coach. Maybe I'm wrong and Stafford is just who he is going to be for the rest of his career but, maybe it's warranted to look a little deeper into and see what they can really do to help this young stud with just about everything that 30 other NFL teams wish they had in a QB. At the very least maybe this Downing guy can start to feel some of the heat too.

IF MATTHEW DOES NOT ACCEPT OR PARTICIPATE IN THE COACHING BENCH HIM UNTIL HE DOES GIVE ANOTHER QB A LEGIT SHOT AT THE HELM IN TRAINING CAMP AND PRESEASON UNTIL HE UNDERSTANDS THAT ITS NOT A HIT ON HIM THAT ITS GOING TO HELP ELEVATE HIM AND THIS FRANCHISE BECAUSE WEATHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT THE FATE OF THE FRANCHISE GOING FORWARD RESTS ON HIS SHOULDERS...

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