Greetings banjo pi uhh i mean rider fans. Don't let the name fool you, I come here meaning no harm and I promise I won't be a regular on your forum. I actually picked you guys to win the west this year and I know you respect the Winnipeg organization and fans. Anyways, I know most of you rider priders are very knowledgeable football fans and pay close attention to the league as a whole, so I want your opinion on this:
Buck Pierce has been taking a ton of heat here in Winnipeg after the first two games particularly on our online forums. Most fans are complaining about his inability to read defenses, pick up blitzes, etc. Now I know a lot of it is probably boiled over frustration from the fact we have had to endure over three seasons of the Buck roller coaster. But what do you guys think about Pierce as a QB, particularly through the first 2 games? For gods sake we are 1-1 and everyone is basically cheering for our starter to be replaced in favor of Justin Goltz. Now I know you guys have a reputation for being hard on QB's, but do you think the criticism is warranted? Obviously Pierce is not the long term guy but do you think he is good enough to win? Or is he no longer starting QB material?
Responses are much appreciated because I need a different opinion on this other than the doom and gloom outlook over on our site.