Originally Posted by noshame
It is not a like or dislike with Henson. Henson is just flat NOT the kind of QB Parcells wants, he wants a bus driver. Parcells has made that clear, he doesn't want a QB who can win a game by himself.(so to speak) No player can be bigger than the team. Most of all, no player can be bigger than Parcells.
If you gave parcells the choice of Staubach, Elway, or a Phil Simms(in their primes) to run his team, who do you think he would pick?
Parcells never planned on Henson looking so good last year. I'm sure he thought Henson would be a two-year project at least, before he had to deal with him as a candidate for starter. By unnecessarily changing Henson's motion this off-season, he just pushed him back into a two-year project.
It really doesn't matter who is the #2 guy this year, if Bledsoe goes down, there is NO WAY Romo or Henson will see the field. Not while we're "in the play-off race"! A veteran will be brought in ASAP. [View Full Quote]
Now, I like Bill as a coach. However, not everything he does, I like.
This is an exaggeration, imo. As was the Mike Fisher article yesterday on the same topic - that bill "prefers' a nobody/mediocrity/no name at QB. Nonsense.
If Bill Parcells was so averse to elite QBing, he never would have drafted Drew Bledoe in 93. And sometimes we forget, because he was cool, collected, and kept himself out of the limelight that Phil Simms was a first round pick. A HOFer. And that Vinnie Testaverde won the Heisman.
ALL of Bill's 'bus driver statements' have been comments on what a QB needs to succeed, not the qualities of the QB himself.
They are highly PRO quarterback sentiments, because they are based on the belief that when the team is built solidly from the line out and role players up, you don't put undue pressure on your QB to work miracles on a weekly basis. It is also a free agency/salary cap era philosophy.
Bill appreciates a QB who can come from behind, and who can win one on his own on occasion. But he knows it is sheer mythology that ANY "celebrity" QB ever did it on his own. They ALL had a good enough bus to drive if they reached the SB.
It is a QB friendly philosophy, not ego, or a preference for scrubs/mediocres. On the other hand, it is also true you CAN'T just dial up Payton Manning, and even if you are lucky enough to have done so, that particular bus driver's salary might cost you the Roy Williams and the Jason Wittens down the road.
Tuna is a team builder. The QB is the most important piece of the puzzle, but you build around him, not from him, because he's always one blitz away from not being there.
The notion that Bill deliberately set DH back by seeking to impove an area of mechanics that MUST be improved if he is to suceed, is well, nutso.
David Lee is what..an assassin?