are you in the camp that believes Zach should get his starters position back. afterall, it wasnt his fault he got injured.
are you in the camp that believes injury be damned Zach clearly wasnt starter long enough and Dan showed he's capable.
Camp 1. Collaros was brought on board to be the starter. period. Personally, I don't think he is the qb that Austin thinks he is but that remains to be seen. After injury recovery he deserves the opportunity to prove he is the "guy" and unless or until he proves differently, he is #1. Now I think I'll start my campfire and have a beer.
While I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Dan’s play, I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting much in the first place. He keeps us in the game and he’s been reliable. I like him, but here’s the key:
He hasn’t done enough to make me think he can take us to the Cup.
If you don’t have that, then there’s no point keeping him in there as a starter. Meanwhile, the guy we expected to be the next big thing is on the bench and we’ve only seen him for 5 quarters. You can’t just hand the reigns over to a guy who’s played OK when you’ve got your potential star ready to go. You’ve gotta take the risk on Zach.
Camp 1. Collaros was brought on board to be the starter. period. Personally, I don’t think he is the qb that Austin thinks he is but that remains to be seen. After injury recovery he deserves the opportunity to prove he is the “guy” and unless or until he proves differently, he is #1. Now I think I’ll start my campfire and have a beer.
i dont think he’s showed enough to be anywhere near deserving imo.
Even when Zac was healthy and had the almighty approval of Kent Austin, he was unable to make the reads he needed to release the ball and to lead the offense to sustained drives and scoring opportunities. In week 1 no less than half of those 10 sacks we surrendered were on Zac's shoulders because he failed to make a read and get the ball away, or tried to scramble and walked into his own blockers instead of finding an open lane. It was the same story against Edmonton, and part of the reason he is injured is because he kept the ball to long and exposed himself to the hit. He has shown a tendancy to lock in on a single reciever, and lack of composure when the play breaks down.
23 of 41 56.1% Comp 212 yd 24 longest 1 td 2 int 58.2 rating
3rush attempts for 18 yrds 6 avg 11 longest 0 td
Whereas Dan has, over the course of the season been the ONLY Hamilton Quarterback to consistently give our team the chance to win, and to generate offense in general. With stronger reads, and the vision to spread the ball around, plus ability to find running lanes when needed and ability to use his blockers. Despite some commenters stating Dan has "a weak arm" he not only gets the ball delivered deep, but has done it while on the run or moving lateral. and in only three games as the starter has passed for nearly 1000 yards of offense. I've stated in another thread "the proof is in the pudding", and here it is:
80 of 119 67.2% 994yd 82 longest 2 td 3 int 88 rating
42rush attempts for 272 yrd 6.5 avg 63 longest 4 td's
This is a passing league though. If healthy and both are 100% ready to play you start Zach. Dan is a stop gap and not a long term starter material IMO. Zach has more potential and a better tool set. Thats how I see it. I think it will take 2-3 years before we see the complete potential for Collaros. Dont expect miracles this year.