This is a disappointing move for the following reasons:
1. It is an indictment of the team's developmental coaching:
As a fifth round pick, he was a low risk, high reward prospect. We had very little committed to him financially. With his tools, we failed him by giving him zero reps, practicing him as a TE or S, and banishing him to the practice squad. What is the point of drafting a developmental prospect and deciding not to develop him?
2. Singletary handled the QB position poorly:
It is laughable that he brought in Carr to take up a roster spot and not provide competition. And we may never know the real reason as to why Singletary decided to publicly humiliate Davis.
3. Too much is being made of his learning disability and work ethic:
This just leads to accusatory speculation and irrational personal attacks. He did not fail the Wonderlic like Vince Young.
Perhaps they just did not want to commit to the 1 year contract and would prefer to have the the new coach's input on the most important position. Harbaugh has coached in college 4 years and knows who Davis is.
The deadline was approaching and the could only extend 5 offers apparently so they didn't want to tie one up. They can probably sign him in the future figuring no one will pick him up in light of the fat rumors
It just seems unbelievable that the likes of Drukenmiller, Carmazzi, Doman, Picket, Dorsey, Rattay, Stenstrom, Wienke, Carr were all given a shot, yet the player with more talent than all those other clowns combined, is never given a chance.
Its like when they traded Charles Haley (which arguably lost us two Super Bowls). Maybe he's like Haley and is totally wack. Perhaps he poops on his hand and then randomly throws it at coaches in the meeting rooms.
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