jbk1234 wrote:JonFromVA wrote:jbk1234 wrote:
There's a difference between young guys developing in competitive settings and young guys suffering through multiple seasons getting run out of the gym. The latter can be, and usually is, counter productive.
If you want a more functional team at this point, it'd be Collin coming off the bench. He's the SG that lacks SG size, doesn't know how to make his teammates better, and has been clueless on D inspite of having decent tools. I'd rather put that decision off as long as possible and preferably trade him before feeling I have to go there; because no matter how good - 6th men have little value.
Dame and CJ have won a lot of games. I wouldn't mind getting to their level before worrying about how we might go further ...
I think I'd rather start Sexton to start the season. I'm not terribly optimistic that the end of last season was a sign of things to come so much as that part of the season where young players shine because they're playing other young guys and good teams are tapering. But I don't want this to become a QB battle where you keep vacillating back and forth. If you end up sending Sexton to the bench, that's where he stays unless another team wants to give good value for him. In his third season, he'll have had ample opportunity to do what the team expects of him, and if he can't get it done, then he can't get it done and the debate's over. If you start Garland to start the season, then every time he hits a rough patch it's going to be should've started Sexton. I'd like to avoid all that.
So, avoid the "QB controversy" and keep starting them both until it's clear one of them is struggling or we have a better option sitting on the bench.
These are young players and we need to show some patience and trust as long as they're not getting stubborn and continue to try to do what's asked of them. I don't think a benching would be the end of anything - if handled well, though. In other words, I wouldn't want to hone Collin to be a 6th man or Darius to be a backup point ... yeah, I'd rather trade them then do that ... but if we make it clear what we expect out of them and help them get there - they just might.