Most QBs get 6+ months to learn a new offense before taking over as the starter. Josh Freeman got 6+ days. This was a crazy stupid decision that obviously worked against the team as they struggled to make completions to wide open receivers on just about every passing play.
So, who is responsible for deciding that Josh is ready to start? Why was Ponder not given one last chance to recapture the spot? What made them think that Cassel would not be able to manage the game better than a player who barely knew what the playbook looked like? Did Freeman even have enough time on the roster to get familiar with the color of jerseys he needed to target?
Whoever made this decision has a lot of explaining to do, and he most likely sealed the decision to not give him a new contract with the team. Now, it seems all we can hope for is the team to continue to tank throughout the rest of the season so we can get a top-5 draft pick and hopefully turn it into a player who can fill the holes on the team under whatever new management comes around.