Originally Posted by Benihana
I think it's more about playing well in big games. Playoff games. Divisional games. Giving us a chance to win. This team's Defense is 10x better than it was in the Carson years, and that coupled with a weak schedule and an out-of-this-world WR are the reasons why it has been able to get to the playoffs the past two years.
Not saying Dalton has been a negative, but he's far from the main reason why they are winning.
(Was Kyle Orton or Rex Grossman a "winner" when they played for the Bears? Dilfer with the Ravens? Smith with the 49ers?)
I think its a matter of placing too much on the QB play as the determining factor for a championship team. For example, Jim McMahon was not a great QB, yet the Bears fielded one of history's best in a given season. There are examples littered throughout the history of the game where the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. Labeling Dalton as a "meh" QB is unfair and premature.