Btw, I have yet to hear one contingency plan WHEN (not if) Alex fails this season on how to solve THE MOST IMPORTANT POSITION on the football field.
You're clearly a fool! Why would we spend our time imagining an alternate universe where Alex Smith will be anything but the MVP in 2010? People bring up a good point. What do you do with Claussen if Smith makes it to the pro-bowl? This is ultimate truth, and I've thought long and hard about it and realized....why draft anyone?! Just hear me out. Why would we draft a RT? What will we do with him if Adam Snyder turns up a pro-bowl season? Kick returner? Whaaaa??? Are you guys crazy!!?!?!? What if Michael Robinson starts brining all the kicks back for a score....what will we do with the recently drafted rookie? And corner? Yeah, as if we don't already have Paymah. Don't even get me started with Iupati. As if Baas has any reason not to be the best guard in the league next year.
People who ask what to do with Claussen if Alex Smith becomes a pro-bolwer give me a headache.
I think Clausen is by far the most NFL Ready QB in the draft and I do think he is also the best QB in the draft. That all being said, I feel good about Alex Smith being our starting QB, David Carr backing him up and Nate Davis as the 3rd QB and potentially our backup or even starter.
If we drafted Clausen...the question that must be answered is who do you cut...Alex? Not. Carr? Not...he's the only experienced QB behind Alex. Davis? I wouldn't...too much upside and already knows the system. So, while some think it's "sexy" or whatever to say draft Clausen, they need to look at the big picture...do you really think Singletary's willing to cut either Carr or Davis to make room for Clausen...and potentially open the season w/Alex and two inexperienced QB's, or cut Davis? I think not...
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