These are all ridiculous and arbitrary arguments about degrees of learning and timeframes... SO many sketch assumptions on top of assumptions. And the housing thing is just... weird. Just give it up - everything you're saying is based on fear and "what if". You are simply afraid. Or just counter-arguing to be counter-arguing... which would be stupid.RichH55 wrote: ↑Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:02 pmWhy wouldn't he know the playbook better in Week 6 than Week 1? Just curious - It's just more time to get ready
Why wouldn't getting some time to observe the actual nuts and bolts of everything in real games help?
He can learn by doing - and will learn by doing (at some point) - but the larger his base knowledge before that - the better IMHO.
It's going to be a bit of a whirlwind for ANY rookie - going from late April draft to playing - Everything is new - Everything (*). Entry into the facilities, housing market, etc. etc. Great and Small - but it all adds up
(*) Some of this might have been an advantage for Trevor Lawrence since he has basically known that he was going to Jacksonville since what? January ? You can do things like - get your housing set up earlier, etc - If Jacksonville didnt get him a playbook the day after Urban was hired , then they don't know what they are doing IMHO
Is Justin Fields smart enough and experienced enough from the high level he's already played and different offenses he's played in to absorb a significant portion of the playbook and be ready to play in September? Maybe. Probably. Will he be better than Dalton at that? Maybe. Is he mentally equipped for the challenge? Seemingly. Would/could he potentially bring more to the table than Dalton in terms of what he can do and succeed at even IF he only absorbed 80% of what Dalton has? Maybe - but you'd never admit it. It is interesting how focused you are on all the Fields "may not be able to do" versus what he almost certainly can do. Again - it is either fear or just being difficult and unpleasant.
Your opinion is never humble.