The search for a franchise QB officially started when Nick named Frerotte the starter. Nick's only shortcoming so far has been the inability to obtain a franchise QB. I have been an AJ supporter (as my past posts will prove), but I have no problem with Nick's decision to start Gus and demote AJ to 3rd string. The only tangible reason to support AJ was because he was "green" and needed experience to show his whole potential. But, he blew (perhaps his career) it when he couldn't beat out Gus Frerotte. He displayed a lack of competitive edge. If AJ had the intestinal fortitude he could have easily beat out Frerotte, who won by default. But he completely blew his chance. I have no problem abandonging hope for AJ after he couldn't seize the opportunity that was given to him. All he had to do was show something, and he showed nothing. In fact, he showed less than nothing, because when the door was wide open, he couldn't simply walk through. I still think that Saban believed (hoped?) that AJ could prove himself a franchise QB. He made his subsequent decisions based on this belief. But, something (finding a franchise QB) will need to be done before Saban will have ANY true success at the pro level. AJ has failed (and is lucky to remain on the roster). I had a lot of faith in the Dolphins ability to erase the abberation, that was last year, and return to form. However, my hopes are diminished today, because the most important position is in dire straits right now and unfortunately Saban and myself put too much faith in a guy that couldn't even step up and perform against third and fourth stringers. Until Saban finds a QB that can bring the Phins back to the 'promise land' we are, unfortunately, going to remain an average team. However, It is still preseason I am an optimist We DO have a promising D, Running game, and WR depth. We are (like everyone else) still undefeated. We have improved coaching. I am going to root for Frerotte 100%. And preseason still means absolutely nothing. The Dolphins ARE better at every position, except CB, than they were when they went 10-6 in 03'. We still should beat Denver. I am an optimist. Go Phins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!