Originally posted by oldninerdude:Originally posted by KRS-1:Originally posted by lamontb:
I'm not against taking Clausen if he falls. Seriously how many years are they gonna be going through this with Alex Smith. If he fails this year than you already have Clausen with a year under his belt. and if Smith pans out then you can trade Clausen. Having more than one good qb is never a bad thing. Problem is Niners been looking 7 years just to find one.
Exactly what I have already said. Tthis is why we should strongly consider taking him if he is there at 13, and why we should bring him in for a workout to get a closer look at him.
If Clausen is there at #13 it should be an easy pick for the Niners, cause he'd be BPA if he falls that far.
Then deal with what to do after TC: cut somebody? Or maybe somebody (Davis or Clausen) develops a physical problem that puts them on IR for the year so the team could keep all 4 QBs.
It would be a nice problem to have. IMHO.
I'm not sold on Clausen, but I will say Jimmy's physical mechanics far exceed Alex Smith's, and that alone would be exposed within the first 2 weeks of training camp.
Jimmy is a 1st day starter simply due to the fact that he had Charlie Weis as his offensive mentor in college (and played in a pro-styled offense), the kid would fit into our system pretty good and pick things up pretty fast.
But seriously though (and I hate to get into cosmetics), I'm tired of watching a 49ers game on TV and seeing the camera close-up on this metal-faced drunk-looking dude with dopey eyes under center (that looks like he doesn't know what he's doing but is our QB cause we 'feel' sorry for him).
[ Edited by SnakePlissken on Apr 10, 2010 at 01:14:28 ]