There will be games it’s downright ugly. There will be a couple games we lose because our new boy is raw and inexperienced (Aka, why he should have played last year) but there will be so many things Jim couldn’t dream of doing. As long as he doesn’t fall flat on his face like Alex Smith did his rookie year, we’re a playoff team with the defense.
The bar for Trey is “Better than Jim.” And that bar is not high at all. He clears it, and we are perennial contenders. If he’s even better than that? Watch out!
If he isn’t … we’re wasting one hell of a defense. Gamble needed to be made though because Jim just wasn’t going to win anything.
Brendel actually looked pretty good last preseason if I remember correctly. More concerned about Aaron Banks really. The rookie RG is apparently looking pretty good against the Niners monster D-Line and as long as we have Trent Williams, Trey should at least be able to avoid getting murdered by a blindside hit.