We can’t have it both ways. Petersen was incredibly stubborn when it came to benching his starting QB when he was playing like shit and clearly deserved to be benched. He would always say “I don’t want our QB looking over his shoulder”. Motherfucker, if he’s playing like shit, he should be looking over his shoulder!
Petersen also never gave back up QB’s legit playing time and allowed them to throw the ball to help them develop. That’s why KJ Carta-Samuels and Jake Haener shit themselves when we needed them to win us a game. It’s important multiple QB’s get real playing time so that if the back up isn’t Thompson, he doesn’t go all shrivel dick if the starter breaks his leg mid-game because he’s never done it before and now all eyes are on him.
Lake will give whoever earns it, the first crack at the job but if that QB shits himself, he’s getting benched mid-game and someone else is getting a shot. I think that’s what we want. I’d rather have constant competition at that position instead of compounding a mistake and continuing to play the wrong guy for multiple games.
I’m not worried about it. The toughest defense they’ll see all season is the one they see everyday in practice. The games will be easier for them.