Pierce can play with this team for sure. Printers is awesome but not sure why the Lions would play him hurt.
When Casey is ok they should get him into games and not just those that are out of reach. I don’t get this - you don’t pull your no. 1 guy stuff. I agree that the QB has to know that the team and coach support him and an error won’t lead to the hook. You don’t want your QB looking to see if he is getting pulled.
Why not give Casey some good playing time when the offense needs a shot in the arm. With a change in QB, this requires defenses to change their thinking and that in itself can be a super boost to an offence. They don’t always adjust well or quick enough if you have another top gun coming in. It is the opposite of the situation where the no. 1 goes down and the defense knows the back up doesn’t have the goods.
With DD, he can pick apart a defence- although not Ottawa as he didn’t pick up his secondary receivers when they were open. With Casey, his greater mobility can kill a defence that is sitting back used to what DD is giving them.
I think both are great QBs.
Pierce is a comer with hopefully a successful career in the CFL ahead of him.