Originally written on Buffalo Wins  |  Last updated 8/27/12

Hey! The Bills have another QB....Sigh. Well, they have to work out a contract with him, but it looks like the Vince Young era is coming to an end. Truth be told, I wasn't going to do a Q&A but because everyone had an opinion about it, I decided, what the hell? The peeps at The Purple Jesus Diaries are in the house to tell me about Tarvaris Jackson. Enjoy and it's not pretty.

 1) What can you tell me about Jackson from his days in Minnesota? Please, be gentle.

He was, without a doubt, the most soul crushing, mind numbing, heart breaking football player at any position I've ever had to watch. Except for Troy Williamson. Jackson is terrible though. Just awful. Worse than making out with your sister. He's inaccurate, fragile, has only ever played under one offensive system, can't read a defense, can't throw an out pattern, and hurts his own running backs by banging knees with them. Some may say he never got a fair shot to compete and play in Minnesota because Favre came in during his last two years and stole the show, but that's ********. Favre was brought in because Tarvaris was a god damn nightmare.

2) What were his strengths and weaknesses?

Strengths: ..... He can run, sometimes? Like ... He's a scrambling quarterback? Uh ... He throws the ball far, occasionally. Sometimes to his own teammates, too! Weaknesses: Everything else. Really. He can't stay healthy, he doesn't have a high football IQ, he can't make all the throws ... The one saving grace I'll give him is that - like cocaine or something - he's FINE in moderation. If you ever have to rely on him for more than two games though, prepare to drink heavily.

3) Just admit it, he sucked for you guys. Why?

Yes, he did. Without question. It's hard to pin point exactly WHY it happened, but he's just not a good NFL player. He was drafted way too high out of Arkansas State and thrust into the QB position in Minnesota as a rookie. Brad Childress - the coach who picked him and wanted to groom him - was likely hoping to get him time to learn the game on the bench for probably at least two years, but it never worked out. I always felt that this rush job really harmed his pro potential. Beyond that, he just isn't good. Athletic, talented, experienced (now), but none of it in a good way.

 4) The Bills offense is all about spreading the field and having their WRs run a number of 8-10 yard routes. The system is predicated on the passer being very accurate with his throws and reading defenses quickly. Can Jackson do this?

Does he only need to go through on read? Then maybe. But he'll stare his guy down. Jackson also can't really throw a slant pass in the short route. His best throws were probably 8-12 yard hitches corner routes, or the infamous 2-yard jumping dump off pass to a full back. He's always good for that at least twice a game, and the jump pass probably 6 times again. Keep an eye out for it. You'll love it.

5)What were his best and worst games?

His best game that stands out in my mind was against the Arizona Cardinals in 2008. He threw 4 touchdowns in a 35-14 win, but it's close to impossible for him to repeat. He was 11-17 for 163 yards passing, with two of the touchdowns being a 40 and 60 yard bombs. It was stupid.His worst game was DEFINITELY the one playoff game he started against the Eagles for us, but mostly because of this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4UvKrdafqYThat will always sum up Tarvaris Jackson for me. Good luck, dudes. I feel your pain.

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