Originally Posted by aikemirv
If we don't sign Vinny, I believe Hutch will come into camp and compete for the starting job.
The guy has improved a great deal so far this season, yes he still has a fumbling problem and pocket awareness issues but they are much better than they were 6 weeks ago. It is an obvious improvement. He is a very accuarte passer and has not made bad decisions at all in the past few games. His interception went right through his receivers hands yesterday.
I also believe that if traded we could get a 5th round pick for him at worst. You can call me crazy if you want, thats fine, but I will stick by it.
There are two things that have happened since Hutch was assigned to Europe that make me think you have a point. I'm going to get flamed for saying this, but such is life.
First thing was Jerry going to Orlando after we signed Henson. We were right in the prime time to prepare for the draft and Jerry is a hands on guy at that. He went to orlando to assure Hutch he was still in the team's plans. Why do that if he's out the door? If I were running a team and planned to 86 him I wouldn't fly my private plane to the next county to see him.
Second thing is them sending David Lee all the way to Europe to check on him. That isn't cheap. If he's no longer in the plans why not just wash your hands and be done with him? I don't see any QB throwing for 500 yards per game over there. AdamJT13 has watched every game and has reported different results than what the stats are saying. Things like the INT going through the WRs hands before it was picked off. Things like him having a really poor o-line in front of him.
The team is investing an awful lot of attention in a player a lot of people are convinced is dead weight. Are we so sure the team is convinced he is? I am not a fan of this kid at all, but the math isn't adding up to the conclusions everyone is getting. Oh well, attack away.