FearlessTom1973 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:17 pm
On every Ram board I have ever spent any time on, there is always a passionate contingent of fans who blame everything on the starting qb. I remember all of the posters who were ready to move on from Kurt Warner when he was struggling during an 0-5 start the year after the Super Bowl loss. Bulger looked great and it was time to turn the page. Still the biggest mistake the Rams have made in my 45 years watching the Rams. Goff is a franchise qb, and I am not interested in watching him win somewhere else while we hit the reset button every two or three years.
Kurt Warner played terribly back in 2002, he was 0-8 as a starter due to both physical and psychological problems. In the '03 season opener, he clearly still was being affected negatively by those issues.
He finally began to recover significantly from those problems sometime during his '07 season with the Cardinals, after playing quite sparingly overall from '03-06.
Would Warner have been willing to continue sitting on the bench as the backup QB for the Rams during the '04-06 seasons, still struggling to regain his past form (most of it anyway) while Marc Bulger was performing effectively as our team's starting QB? After basically being benched following the '03 season opener, didn't he request his release following that season's conclusion, which had featured our team winning its last NFC West title while in St. Louis?
"Well, if he'd remained in a Rams uniform, he would somehow have recovered most of his 1999-'01 form by the '04 season, even though that actually didn't happen until '07 in the real world." (He never recovered all of his 'GSOT' form, I'd say he had 85-90% of it in '08-09.)
While Jared Goff isn't remotely close to the Warner of '99-'01, he's considerably better than the Warner of '02-06, although not nearly so effective as the Bulger of '02-06.
However, Goff has obviously regressed this year, that can't reasonably be denied...