To paraphrase Dennis Green, he is what we thought he was. I’m talking about Tarvaris Jackson who last night in Detroit wiped away the good impression he created in the Buffalo game and restored the old impression that he has no business being a starting quarterback in the NFL. It was all about the defensive pressure. Against Buffalo, T-Jack had time to throw, and was able to roll out on occasion and make plays. Against the Giants he was rushed, and was unable to make things happen on the move. He made terrible decisions with the ball. He failed to get it downfield. In short, he reverted to the form we all became so familiar with during his previous tenure as the off-and-on starter. To my mind, he sealed the deal once and for all on himself. He was terrible under Brad Childress, and after a glimmer of hope under Leslie Frazier, he showed that he will probably be terrible no matter who is coaching him. The Vikings need to begin scrubbing off the stains of the Childress era and that starts with spraying Windex on the smear known as Tarvaris Jackson and wiping him away.
Up till now I’ve resisted the notion of starting Joe Webb, on the premise that Webb is too raw to be thrown into the meat grinder of the NFL, but after what T-Jack did last night I say, if Brett Favre is unable to recover, then Webb should get his chance. Yes I realize the unfairness of tossing the green Webb out there against a defense the likes of the Bears, then sending him out against a Philly team that can hang five touchdowns on you in no time flat, but the season is lost anyway and you might as well get a look at what you have in Webb. If Webb gets totally destroyed you can always go back to Jackson. You have no hope of winning those games with Jackson in, but at least you won’t have to worry about Webb’s confidence being completely shattered. With Jackson…well, who gives a damn if his confidence gets shattered? He’s gone after this year anyway.
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