Neither Bridgewater or Rivers is a long term answer to having a successful future. Rivers is available for a 2 years period. Bridgewater is going to expect a long term deal. I just don't think he is good enough to lead the team for the next 8-10 years.
I absolutely agree with you. I don't think Turay is a bust or even a disappointment. He's done well in limited action and should he stay on the field I think he'll be great!
I guess he wasn't set to be a great run stopper, but from all the reports i've seen, he was said to be a sound tackler with range to run down rushers trying to get outside. I think he still has potential in that area, and that getting better inside talent on the line will really help him not having to stay inside so often and be able to do what he does best against the run and stop the outside game.
Couple points: I don't think this offense needs a "high ceiling" QB. I think it needs a high floor guy who simply has quicker mental processing and better accuracy than JB does, and right now. The QBs who probably possess those traits immediately are the top 3 guys, and Fromm over Love as the 4th. Gordon may even be higher ranked than Love in those terms. That might not equate to draft position, but PFF rank tends to correlate with high floors as opposed to high ceilings, as you said.
I'm simply saying that many are wanting that high ceiling QB, and I'm not sure that CB or Reich has ever expressed that as a need or a want.
IMO, we have gotten more mileage out of our high picks that had high floors coming in, Nelson, Leonard, and Smith,....Kelly then we have with guys who needed work immediately but had higher ceilings; Hooker, Wilson, Lewis....TJ Green, DJoun Smith.
I'm pretty leery of looking at the QB position in a high ceiling way, especially since the current QB we have is playing at a pretty low floor level.