I agree with Pudge as installing yet another OC would further stunt Vick's growth. quote]
Vick's growth? As his passing numbers have increased over tha last four games, how many games have they won? I don't call that growth.
That said, my dislike for Knapp goes way further than Vick. Two of the losses earlier this year I attribute directly to him with his incessant attempts to run Dunn up the gut and putting the birds 14 and 17 points down.
He is just too darned predicatable and that's it in a nutshell. He gets the team in trouble and then calls dumbass plays to try to salvage games and it just doesn't work.
Back to Vick, they need to let Vick be Vick. He's much more dangerous then.
If you don't see any growth in Vick this season then I wonder if you are even watching the games. Vick has been making headway in his passing and his overall decision making. Sometimes it may not appear that way in some games largely due to poor offensive line blocking. But Vick has improved and is no longer one of the reasons we are not winning.
Vick has posted QB Ratings of 102, 94, 83, 129, 102, 108, 99, and 86 this season. Yes Vick has 4 games that we should all try to wash from our minds. But Vick has been playing better and generating chemistry with his young receivers. He had no chemistry with Jenkins at the begining of the year now they seem to be clicking rather well.
The very nature of Vick means he will never fall under the elite passer QB. He will have some lights out games, a lot of good games, but will also have some forgettable games. But I saw Vick start slow and then have a truely horrid game against the Jets. Since then he has pretty much recovered and has been solid to great down the stretch. Unfortuantely the pass blocking and defense has been nothing less of horrid.
But the point was that letting Knapp go would stunt Vick's growth. It would. Bring in another new system and we will have to suffer through another year of transition and then another 2 to 3 years of adapting to the new system. Vick is poised to explode if we keep this system and Knapp in place. I do believe Knapp is holding Vick back to a degree. But not nearly as much as changing offensive systems would.