"...Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds." R.W. Emerson
I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last ~The Pogues
Unfortunately for Gilbride, Ryan Leaf was his QB, and the emotional instability is really the worst attribute you can possess in a Gilbride-esque offense, which is probably one of the most complex schemes in the NFL.
What Gilbride demands from his QBs is what makes Eli so impressive to some people (myself included), and yet so underwhelming to others. The results aren't always pretty, or spectacular, but the management of responsibility is really impressive and goes unnoticed by too many people.