Isnt the answer to all our shortcomings, imo its plain short sighted to think that way. Yes he has potential, yes he has a good attitude (right now) and yes I would like to see more of the lad. But does he have the mental strength to keep going after all of you people treating him like hes fucking Messi begin to start treating him like Hibbert after a run of poor games? Because the boy will have a run of poor games, its natural in the progression of the younger players.
Can we risk being literally all over the shop before Neville came back and brought some stability and calm to the back line? I feel when Jags gets back in full flow the back line will be as stable as ever then Coleman may have an opportunity to come in when it isnt so manic back there.
Say what you will about Hibbert but after years and years of getting slagged off by know nothing know it all's he never lets his head drop and continues to put in 110% every game no matter what. I fear if we put the young Coleman in and some do get on his back he might not come back from it, we have all seen it happen. Give the lad and Moyes some time to mould him into that attacking full back we all want to see. After all, Moyes hasnt got a bad record with bringing through defenders, has he.
You say Tony doesn't let his head drop and gives 110% every game but from what I've seen, Coleman has exactly the same, if not more, hunger and desire as the Huyton Galactico. Add to that the fact he has more ability (which he clearly does, he can hit a ball straight, so he must do), more agility, more pace etc. and this choice becomes clear.
Of course, he will have bad games, but I doubt he'd have more than Neville and Hibbert and no-one would get on his back because he's young, as opposed to Neville and Hibbert who are seasoned vets who we expect to perform to a high standard week-in, week-out. It's like people excusing Rodwell's and Gosling's shortcomings.
It's about time Moyes adopted the Wenger approach and gave some of the younger, hungrier lads a chance IMO. If Wenger gets away with playing 9/10 "youngsters" a week, we shouldn't be scared to give one a go, if he's surrounded by experienced players.
In an ideal world, I wouldn't want him starting every game, but he definitely can make the step-up in the next few years. As for Hibbert, I'm sick of people excusing his shitness because "he gives his all". I don't think any player goes on the pitch and thinks "I'm not gonna really try today". It just doesn't happen. Look around our squad, they all have fire in their bellies and a desire to win.