I looked at the PFT site this morning and most of the news was about quarterback injuries. Most recently Roethlisberger and McCoy from the Thursday night game. Also Sam Bradford, Josh Freeman, etc. I think there were about a dozen quarterbacks who started a game this season who were out of action at the time. Four in the AFC South are gone for the year, if you count Garrard as the Jags presumed starter prior to the season, Manning, Shaub and Leinart. Hasselbeck has also missed a game or two.
But everyone seems to be on Blaine Gabbert's jock about being "braver" in the pocket. Not trying to avoid the rush. Not ducking or dropping to protect himself. I think there are around 20 players on IR for the season, even though they managed to avoid Garrard. If you watched the game last night, both quarterbacks who were hurt came back into the game, but neither was close to 100%. Everyone kissing Roethlisberger's feet, but he shouldn't have been out there. Pitt got away with it, but Ben is going to be that much less effective going forward. That injury isn't going to heal this year. Neither are the various other ones he has. McCoy won't likely play next game.
There has to be a point of reason in terms of the "courage" quarterbacks show in the pocket, and their willingness to take hits to make a play. I think Gabbert is a lot closer to that point of reason that the fans and media who are on him for trying to avoid contact and the injuries that go along with it.