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Published: Monday, Nov. 1 2010 5:35 p.m. MDT

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Gifford VanBuren
Holladay, UT

When can we stop excusing Jake Heaps and the BYU offense by saying they are trying to replace an "NFL Quarterback"?

Duh
west jordan, ut

No I am not a Ute fan, I am a BYU fan, but Hall made a lot of poor decisions when he played at BYU. He always held the ball too long and always tried to thread the needle. That alone would always frustrated me. If he doesn't change that thinking, he won't be playing too long. He has the potential but that can only take you so far.

Samwise
Hobbiton, The Shire

Sorry to say it, but I am not surprised. I hope Max gets another chance, if not this season, then later.

Sloppy J
St. Louis, MO

Zing! It didn't take long for some genius to turn an article about Max Hall's struggles into a dig at Jake Heaps.

It's a shame the Cards are so desperate at QB they feel they're forced to turn to Hall this early. I mean, I'm a Y fan, but that's DESPERATE. Only the surest of sure things are remotely successful as rookie QB's, and most get a year on the pine.

One of the biggest responsibilities of a coaching staff is to set its players up for success. Throwing Max into a starting role was exactly the opposite. In my world, it would be like hiring new accounting graduate and making him CFO in his second week on the job.

fender
Washington, UT

Sloppy

Hate to plagarize, but I couldn't say it better myself. Allow me to rephrase sightly:

"It's a shame the (Cougars) are so desperate at QB they feel they're forced to turn to (Heaps) this early. I mean, I'm a Y fan, but that's DESPERATE. Only the surest of sure things are remotely successful as rookie QBs and most get a year on the pine.

One of the biggest responsibilites of a coaching staff is to set its players up for success. Throwing (Jake) into a starting role was exactly the opposite. In my world, it would be like hiring a new accounting graduate and making him CFO in his second week on the job."

Beautifully put, my man.

Peter Lemon
Providence, UT

It looks like the excitement over Max Hall getting to start in NFL has wanned...a lot!

BYU fans were talking all kinds of smack (a lot of about Alex Smith) less than a month ago when Max Hall "lead" the Cards to victory. Now they're whining about the coach giving him a chance to play and prove himself in the first place.

How does that crow taste?

Waylon77
Logan, UT

Can't say I'm surprised with Halls NFL performance, or disappointed for that matter. Consistency was never his strongest attribute.

49er Fan
Provo, UT

Peter...

Alex Smith does suck and is a lot worse then Max Hall that fact is true. True max has made mistakes but Smith has done it consistently for the past 6 years. Smith will NEVER get it or has what it take to play in the NFL let alone in the 49ers organization. I look forward when the 49ers cut that waste of a first round pick. In my book, the biggest first round bust ever, especially when I am a die hard 49er fan.

Difference between Max and Smith. Undrafted rookie vs a former first round, number 1 overall pick, 6 year veteran bust.

He-Man
Bountiful, UT

Now Max Hall has a chance to hate everything about the NFL!

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Since someone had to bring Alex Smith up. I think he contributed to the SF effort more this past week than he has all season. I think he found his place. Yes, I know Max has been a flop. He made it farther than I thought he would. Hope he has a chance to redeem himself. Max and Alex are having similar NFL success. Both enjoyed college success based on their systems and the talent around them. The difference is one was a #1 draft pick, soon to be a bonified bust. The other was an undrafted long shot that earned his chance. I will still pull for both of them to succeed but the writing is in the record books.
In my opinion Max was only right about a few. The rest of the commenters have class.

johnny pigskin
Sandy, UT

Funny a couple of weeks back the BYU faithful had Max on his way to the Hall of Fame?

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Funny a couple of years back the UTE faithful had Alex on his way to the Hall of Fame?

ConferenceofChampions
Herriman, UT

At the end of the day, Alex Smith is still a great guy. At the end of the day, Max Hall is....well you know what I want to say.

OU812
Layton, UT

49ners fan, you show your ineptness with football. Anyone with half a brain could see Alex Smith would struggle, he has had 7 different OC over 6 years. Try learning a new playbook each preseason camp. There is not a QB out there who will be successful in that environment.
Are you the same 49ner fans that protested Steve Young starting for the 49ners too.

Sloppy J
St. Louis, MO

Petey Lemon, a lot of Y fans were excited Hall made the Cards' roster after he was an afterthought being ignored in the draft. I can't imagine any football-savvy Y fan thinking he was ready to start.

If anyone is eating crow, it would be the Cardinal coaches and GM for allowing themselves to be put in spot. Let's see . . go with the understandbly overwhelmed rookie and hope he produces more points than he gives up on TAINTs, or go with the horribly erratic veteran who couldn't even beat out Brady Quinn for a job on one of the worst teams of the decade. Is Jeff George available? Heck, how about Kordell Stewart? Akili Smith?

Fender -- the article is about Max Hall and the Cardinals . . how is Jake Heaps relevant to the discussion? Only if you're trying to be snotty.

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