In all of Todd Monken’s talk yesterday about why the coaches settled on Stetson Bennett as the starter, I’m sort of curious why there hasn’t been more said about the implication of what was offered as the primary reason for going with Bennett over Daniels: ($$)
“You know, I think Stetson at times — I’m talking about me, (I) have probably undervalued his skill set,” Monken said. “Some guys just combat that and fight and scratch and continue to play well and try to prove you wrong, and that’s what Stetson Bennett did. It wasn’t really anything JT did, it was more along the lines of what Stetson did that we thought gave us the best chance to win, his mobility, those things, in the run game and the pass game when things break down we believe give us the best chance to win.
So, here’s my question about that — if the o-line were more trusted by the coaches to block well, particularly in the run game, would there be the same need to start Stetson over JT? And if that’s the case, what does that say about the state of the offensive line?