There's good news for you, Vikings fans. The reason that Tarvaris Jackson(notes) isn't a very good quarterback might not be that he's just not very good at playing quarterback. It might be that Tarvaris Jackson just isn't working hard enough at playing quarterback.
I say that's good news, because if it's the latter, there's some hope that, with a positive change in attitude, things could be turned around. If it's the former, well, you've just got a bad quarterback on your hands.
"I talk to Tarvaris all the time (and) tell him you have to put in the time," Williams said recently on Sirius NFL Radio. "This ain't college no more. This is the NFL. You have to put in more time than you are used to putting in. If you are putting in four hours, you have to put in eight. You have to put in more time than what he's doing. I think if he puts the right time in, he will be a great quarterback in the league."
Good for Pat Williams for speaking up. I don't know if it's necessarily a message that he needs to take to the media, but he's a veteran, he's been around quarterbacks, and he knows what it takes to excel. That's what a team leader does. When a younger player needs some guidance in the form of a swift kick in the cakes, a leader gives it to them.
Let's hope Tarvaris takes it to heart and decides to put in the work.