Originally posted by Irish40Niner:
I am by no means an Alex hater nor am l an Alex lover. With that said, I'll get to my question. What about letting Alex go, and picking up David Garrard to either be our starter or our backup to Kaep? Just my opinion, he would be a better option filling either role. Go!
You seem to want to be viewed as expressing a reasonable analysis but what is reasonable about letting go of a #1 draft pick who just led his team to a 14-4 season and the NFC Championship game? Anyone new - regardless of talent - would have to learn an entire new system. Furthermore, Garrard is nowhere near as talented a QB as Alex Smith. Kaep is not ready yet; give him another year or two.
Do you really think decimating a successful team by firing its lynchpin is anything but Alex-hating? Are you one of those people who, even when we win a SB with Alex, will still blame Alex for not doing better in the win? Some people will never acknowledge Alex, no matter how many regular season games and SBs he wins. Are you one of them?
This is not common sense; it is insanity. Thankfully, JH and TB are much smarter football men than you.