shemp nixon Posted November 30, 2022 Share Posted November 30, 2022 16 minutes ago, NoCalMike said: Heinicke shouldn't be concerned with his long term viability as a QB though. He is a QB2 caliber player period. He has been fortunate that circumstances at the QB position on this team have landed him some extra opportunities, but to think he is holding back because he is in someway eyeing towards his future leverage as a player is laughable. He isn't going to be the starter for this team or any team beyond this season unless this front office screws up again in search of a QB (in addition to the coaches thinking Howell still isn't ready to start in 2023). He should be going out there and using everything in his bag of tricks to win games now. I am not suggesting playing with wreckless abandon because that would actually hurt more than it helps, but I am talking on a 3rd and 1, if he can scramble for the yard much easier than attempt a shorter percentage throw into traffic, he damn well needs to use his legs to get that 1st down. As far as Heinicke vs Wentz for the remainder of the season. Everyone should circle the 49ers game on the schedule because that game in my opinion is the game where I think a lot of Heinicke's strengths are going to be neutralized and if the 49ers stop our run game, or at least minimize it the way they do with most teams, we are going to see the first game of Heinicke's 2022 tenure (assuming the 2 NYG games go about how the last 6 games have) where he is forced to try and be a legitimate NFL starting caliber QB in order to win the game. I am not suggesting we have to score a ton, because it could very well be a 13-10, 17-13 type game, but can Heinicke make plays with his arm against that defense when he doesn't have the luxury of handing the ball off 30 times. I also am really hoping we get more O-line help by the time that game rolls around too. Wes is back today, hopefully with the bye week he will be full strength. Heinicke needs to play like his hair is on fire, that is when he's at his best. His refusing to use his legs as a weapon makes him an even more limited player. 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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