Some of you guys crack me up. Rivers was not signed to be the future of this team. Hopefully we all understand he is a 1-2 yr stop gap until we find the future franchise QB.
To think that because he is 38 that he can't play is silly. Some of you thought we should go after an even older Tom Cheater.
Rivers can play, he a smart vet, a good leader and motivator. Guys will rally around him, he knows the system, has excelled in this system and has almost all the pieces to take it to Feb. He doesnt have to win games by himself.
The FO knew this team is primed for a run, they didnt want to put this in the hands of a rookie and cross their fingers.
I have never been a fan of Rivers. But he is the best possible QB the Colts could have signed this yr.
I am 60. Jodie Davis and Leon Durham played for the Cubs when I watched their games.
Yes, Bernard Gilkey also played in Louisville before going to St. Louis. There were several others who came through Louisville on the way to St. Louis, but those I listed are some of the more familiar names.
Living near or in a minor league city that has a AAA team (Louisville, KY) is great because it's the last step before the majors. Louisville became the Reds AAA affiliate several years ago and it made sense because Cincinnati is only about 100 up the interstate. I've seen Joey Votto, Adam Dunn, Nick Senzel, Homer Bailey, Deion Sanders and many others come through Louisville before making it to the Reds roster.
I love minor league baseball, because you can always see a guy on the rise and later say you saw them before they became famous!
My all-time rankings since I have been watching:
1. 1998 Yankees = Gold Medal
2. 1986 Mets = Silver Medal
3. 2016 Cubs = Bronze Medal
I know the Cards have more Titles than the Cubs but the 2016 Cubs could beat any of the Cards teams that won it all, I would be confident that the 2016 Cubs would smash the 2006 or 2011 Cards.
Yeah, even with someone like Watson, you like his toughness (both mental and physical) he doesn't have a monster arm but he has good arm and he is improving as well. Even last year, he still looks like a primarily first read QB. And if his first read isn't open and there is a rush, he panics (One of the big reasons why I'm not a Eason fan).