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The case for NFL teams building FOR a quaterback to succeed

Lets keep this short and sweet, since my internet sucks and this is my 3rd time trying to post this. Anyways, most teams have talent already in place BEFORE they find their franchise quarterback. Green Bay did with Aaron Rodgers, New England did with Tom Brady, etc. Alfie Crow mentioned via his Twitter than such cases regarding Seattle and San Francisco in this regard was WRONG. I would like to know HOW this is wrong? What is there to prove this? Alfie then makes this statement regarding the Seattle Seahawks: However, Seneca Wallace was traded to Cleveland in 2010. The same year Matt Hasselback was released and Charlie Whitehurst was traded for. That left Whitehurst and JP Losman as starters that year. In 2011, they acquired Tavaris Jackson, who started that year. It wasn't until 2012 did they find their Franchise QB Russell Wilson. So Pete Carroll went through "TWO" quarterbacks before he got Wilson, not "4-6" as you mentioned. And While you are correct about Baalke/Harbaugh taking Wilson their first year, they inherited a team already built up from the previous regime coached by Mike Singletary. They didn't start from scratch like the Jags are now. This statement couldn't be more FALSE! They waited THREE YEARS to draft a Quarterback! If that's not building up a team FOR a future QB, then we will just have to agree to disagree. Not taking Geno Smith in the first round isn't "willfully ignoring" it to fill other holes first. Its building a stronger team all around so when we FIND our franchise quarterback, he will succeed immediately and not get shell-shocked like Blaine Gabbert and David Carr. Too many quarterbacks have come into this league looking to become a star on a DISMAL team and they just crumbled. Its not fair, nor even possible to expect that. That's why I don't want Geno, or Matt Barkley or a pick before the 4th round spent on a quarterback. Draft Matt Scott or Zac Dysert and let him compete with Gabbert/Henne. No pressure, no financial justifications, no awkwardness, just compete and best man wins.

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