I'm with you man. You might be on to something with the Singletary thing. because, I watched every 49er game that year. (they had all 3 glenville dudes, Troy, Teddy, and Donte) and that team played 3x better for Troy then they did for Alex Smith. It was painfully obvious. Their 2010 home game against the Rams, Troy dominated. It was vintage, like he was playing the Golden Gophers again or something. But Harbaugh came in and cut him before practices even started.
Then the Steelers cut him before the Pre season and I remember reading that Coach Tomlin said the reason was because he felt Troy could be a starter in this league, but he would never get the opportunity if he was always sitting behind Big Ben. I admit that sounds like total BS, but whether it's true or not, i did read it somewhere years ago. So, take that with a big grain of salt.
So Troy's career has basically been…
- beats out out Kyle Boller and Joe Flacco with the Ravens, but ends up spending time in the hospital, losing 15 lbs and missing a couple months. Flacco then gets the nod as a 1st round investment and keeps the job. ( Smith had a winning record with Ravens )
- beats out Alex Smith in San Francisco. Makes the team come alive. yells at his coach on the sidelines after an interception. gets benched. gets cut by Harbaugh without even getting a chance. ( Smith had a winning record with an awful 49ers team)
- gets cut by Steelers because the Coach allegedly, said he could win a starting job somewhere else. ( big grain of salt. )
- joins Canadian team as a back up, takes over starting job mid-season, leads team to playoffs. wins starting job outright for 2014.
it's frustrating to see him not being able to catch a break while guys like Alex Smith get a 7 year mulligan for bad QB play, before he started to turn it around. Or Blaine Gabbert and Gino Smith get an entire year or two as a starter. It just doesn't seem fair.