From everybody's favorite site profootballtalk.com......
GREEN TRIES TO MAKE LEMONADE
As Cardinals coach Dennis Green
keeps his team surprisingly competitive in his first year on the job, it's no secret that he's getting it done with a substandard collection of quarterbacks.
Josh McCown started the first nine games of the season, averaging less than 200 yards passing per game and generating a passer rating of 75.7.
So Green opted to make a change, benching McCown in favor of Shaun King, the former Buccaneers starter who took the team to the NFC title game
in his rookie season of 1999.
Even though King has shown significant potential in the past, personnel execs don't have a high opinion of him now. Said one of them, "There are some Division II college quarterbacks right now [who] are better than Shaun King."
Said another: "King is about as big as my 10 year old, and plays a lot like him, too."
Still, we think Green knows what he's doing. He inherited a crappy collection of quarterbacks in Minnesota when he started there way back in 1992, and he eventually transformed the Vikings into an offensive powerhouse. This offseason, there will be plenty of guys who want to jump into Green's offense, especially since he has the best trio of receivers in the league (if/when they're all healthy at the same time).
And with the Seahawks destined to take a step back next year, the Rams getting older instead of better, and the 49ers stuck in a perpetual state of suckiness, the table is set for the Cards to become the dominant team in the NFC West over the next several years. If Green proved anything during his ten years in Minnesota, it's that he can put together a competitive team under any circumstances, regardless of the adversity he faces.