To clarify after a rough start to the morning, my main point was we seemed to create drama out of nowhere with the whole Adams trade situation, then he gets scratched and left at home, then he's back at practice and Jones is talking bout playing him at receiver, then all of a sudden he's cut. All within like two weeks?
All of it also very stupid and unnecessary. I was trying to say that Adams should still be on this team not based on skill, but based on what we gave up to get him, which was a HOF defensive end who may be old but can apparently still make our tackles look silly. It just doesn't make sense for us to trade for Hughes, then trade Hughes for Adams, if Adams wasn't somehow thought of as good backup at the very least. Hence, is this a Tillman classic? Or did he have another move in place that was screwed up by Jones opening his mouth to the media before the deal was finalized.
Who knows what that deal may have been, but guess what? It would've been a hell of a lot better than out right releasing Adams for no discernible reason other than we've now got Johnny as the backup. Which for a reminder, was the the reason Jones gave for the impending trade that never happened,
“As soon as we signed Johnny it changed, that’s what I told Vernon,? said Jones. “I love Vernon, he’s a great kid. He played really well for me in the East-West Shrine Game. Everything in this league changes so fast, that’s what I told him — ‘maybe in two years you’ll be right back with me’ and that’s just how this is."
Am I crazy to think this is all very stupid? I could care less about arguing whether Adams is a good quarterback or not, because we never get a chance to see him play anyways despite good stats - there's gotta be another story there of course. But I'm just mad we are sitting here with two QBs on the roster, one of which is a complete unknown, and we should still have Adams if not for inept management top down. I get that we had Johnny, but everybody knew Johnny could be traded at the right price so why not keep Adams around as your third. You don't just cut quarterbacks, especially one's you traded for that offseason. He was ready and willing to be a backup here, and we just dragged him through the mud.
If you care to give me an actual well thought argument why this was solid planning by our staff, I'd love to hear the answer.