Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Teams who could potentially trade for Roethlisberger:
Minnesota (less likely, but no replacement for Favre currently)
some people just dont get it. "were getting Warner! were getting Cutler! were getting McNabb! were getting Big Ben! draft Clausen! draft Sanchez!"
(ok, i admit i wanted Sanchez a year ago if he fell, but at the time it looked like Hill was our guy for good)
the organization has set up a plan in which it is going to build for the future. that plan, whether you like it or not, involves Alex Smith playing QB. were not going to flush the whole plan down the toilet and trade for an aging veteran QB who will give us a couple good years and then decline. nor will we draft a QB in the 1st when we so desperately need OL with that pick.
if you were the 49ers, and saying "jimmy clausen will not make it past us!" would cause uncertainty among the draft board, and possibly generate trade talks, all from just an announcement, youd do it too. its pure strategy.
if this team has any brain power at all, it wont be sprinting away from the plan theyve been mapping out by taking a QB with our 1st pick. let alone trading both picks to move DOWN to take one. it makes no sense. people should be very upset if we make a stupid move like that. and for what? a QB who probably isnt even the best QB in the draft?