Originally posted by silkyjohnson:Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by silkyjohnson:Originally posted by ads_2006:
damn now he quoted steve young
yay! we passed on some talented player because we were afraid of what the sf hipsters might think, even though they could give two s**ts about football.
Several teams had a chance to take Vick - only Eagles did. It's not because of what SF "hipsters" might think - everyone had reservations about him - whether it's SF or Tennessee.
I remember many people saying they didn't want a "dog killer" on the team, and a lot was said about oh it's san francisco, it has a bunch of liberals, if they bring him on the team, it'll be bad for the image and all this s**t. after all that, we quickly went on the media and said we had no interest in him.
what other possible reservations might we have had about him? he was never known as a cancer in the football field or in the locker room. i'm pretty sure the "image" was the deciding, if not the only factor for our refusal to even show interest.
i think even sing praised him before we closed the book on him.
He fell into a much better situation in Philly. He got to sit behind McNabb for year, has one of the best offensive minds to work with Reid, and has receivers that can get open deep and get RAC.
I don't think he would have flopped with us, but I think he would much closer to the Atlanta Vick than he is the Philly Vick if we signed him.