Originally posted by Norwalks_Best:
If someone is willing it won't be the 49ers, I would love to sign him but a reasonable amount he's got to compete for the job!
There definitely are teams more desperate than us to improve the position. But if flynn does have any say in it(i.e not tagged and waved around by GB as trade bait), we are a better choice for him as far as having a chance to make the playoffs than a miami or seattle would be. We're becoming a better destination for FAs.
I feel like if we want to ever really improve the position we have to just let alex go, grab someone like Flynn or another draft pick, and give the guys we've got a real chance to compete. Take our bumps and bruises until one of them emerges. If we can get Alex Smith to play in this smart/quick decisionmaking WCO style, why can't we do it with guys who have more talent but less experience?
Alex has done a good job managing the game, giving our team a chance to keep important drives going when he needs to("clutch" is what the coach called him, but I'd say his redzone #'s are too low to call him that), and not turning the ball over. The fear is that rookies or backups like Flynn couldn't give us the chance to win games the way Alex has. The problem is that you either get better or worse, I don't think alex is ever going to be the long term solution so at some point whoever is meant to be that solution needs to get real game time experience. You might have a dalton(13 picks) or newton(17 picks), ponder(13),ect. But most of those guys will learn to make the smart decisions and refine their games.
Flynn is still an unknown, like a draft pick or prospect would be. One great game does not make a career.(even though alex has never thrown for that many yards or that many TD's in a game). Still, I think you sign him, let him compete with Kaep(who has a year learning the system and should look a lot better than last preseason), and tolzien who looked good last preseason but never got a chance after that. You're bound to find someone better than alex in that group I bet :P
[ Edited by mike on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM ]