I am a strong believer in the fact that a team with a Quarterback controversy cannot make it to the playoffs. A controversy is started by mediocre to poor play and fueled by mobs of upset fans. David Garrard's inconsistency in the past few seasons followed by the draft of 10th overall Blaine Gabbert has set ablaze a QB controversy in Jacksonville. A fire burning ever so brightly by many fans.
So what is the right move in this situation? We have on one hand, an often (but not always) talented quarterback in veteran David Garrard, and on the other, a very bright star in rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who at the very worst is something different.
While the coaches are the ones to make the decision, the fans are the ones who make an impact. Having the full on support of a fan base is very important for a team to make it to the playoffs. And if the fans do not support their starting Quarterback, they also do not support the coach's decisions, and the whole team will suffer.
It is very important that we, as fans, give our whole support to our team, Quarterback especially. I believe this is the driving factor behind the QB Controversy: A lack of confidence in David Garrard. Fans who have given him their confidence in the past, and have been unhappy with the result.
We know what we're getting with Garrard. We don't know what we'll be getting with Gabbert.
If we can somehow re-unite our confidence behind one quarterback, we may have a shot at playoffs this year.