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Bills targeting QB Alex Smith?

Originally posted by 49erRider:
Again, Alex in Arizona would be a huge mistake - on Alex's part. I don't get why some of you are scared for him to go there. He isn't a QB that's going to torch us.

If they traded a 2014 for Alex, they could conceivably go draft and FA heavy on O Line (Whiz and Graves no longer there to kiss Grimm's rings and expect him to make a crap sandwich into a 7-course meal). With their defense being good and Ryan Williams (presumably healthy), an efficient QB that could distribute the ball to a very talented WR corps could do nasty things.
Originally posted by fastforward:
Al Davis played no part in getting Palmer.

His ghost did it.
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Originally posted by PTulini:
In the draft, the name that we'll hear incessantly linked to the Bills up until he's selected is Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib, for obvious reasons. In theory, Nassib could have a leg up on any other passers -- he'd know Marrone's offense, much like Ryan Tannehill already knew Mike Sherman's offense in Miami this past season. It would be foolish for the Bills to reach for Nassib, but if he's there for them in a logical spot, they'd be foolish to pass.

Something tells me that the Bills are somehow going to take him in the first. If Christian Ponder can go in the top 12, then why not Nassib in the first?
Originally posted by Paul:
Something tells me that the Bills are somehow going to take him in the first. If Christian Ponder can go in the top 12, then why not Nassib in the first?

I don't know how good this guy is, but im sure the bills will find a way to screw it up.
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by fryet:
First off, the 49ers certainly can hold on to Alex Smith in 2013. They were planning on doing it when they signed him in the first place as their starting QB. If they choose to release him, they get an advantage of spending next to nothing salary capwise on the QB position

They were obviously not planning on keeping him around, which would explain the fact that the contract they gave him allows them to get rid of him after the first year without taking a big cap hit. Or did you think that was merely a coincidence?
It was smart planning in case Kaep panned out.

It was definitely smart planning because Harbaugh was clearly just waiting for Kaepernick to be ready to take over. I said this when Alex's deal was announced. It was obvious to me and I pointed that out at the time. Some refused to believe it or admit it. It's even more obvious now. This was Harbaugh's intention all along.


so harbaugh knew or planned smith was going to get a concussion in the middle of the season
Originally posted by hofer36:
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by fryet:
First off, the 49ers certainly can hold on to Alex Smith in 2013. They were planning on doing it when they signed him in the first place as their starting QB. If they choose to release him, they get an advantage of spending next to nothing salary capwise on the QB position

They were obviously not planning on keeping him around, which would explain the fact that the contract they gave him allows them to get rid of him after the first year without taking a big cap hit. Or did you think that was merely a coincidence?
It was smart planning in case Kaep panned out.

It was definitely smart planning because Harbaugh was clearly just waiting for Kaepernick to be ready to take over. I said this when Alex's deal was announced. It was obvious to me and I pointed that out at the time. Some refused to believe it or admit it. It's even more obvious now. This was Harbaugh's intention all along.


so harbaugh knew or planned smith was going to get a concussion in the middle of the season

I think he was waiting for an opportunity. Yes.
Originally posted by Muggins:
Originally posted by hofer36:
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by fryet:
First off, the 49ers certainly can hold on to Alex Smith in 2013. They were planning on doing it when they signed him in the first place as their starting QB. If they choose to release him, they get an advantage of spending next to nothing salary capwise on the QB position

They were obviously not planning on keeping him around, which would explain the fact that the contract they gave him allows them to get rid of him after the first year without taking a big cap hit. Or did you think that was merely a coincidence?
It was smart planning in case Kaep panned out.

It was definitely smart planning because Harbaugh was clearly just waiting for Kaepernick to be ready to take over. I said this when Alex's deal was announced. It was obvious to me and I pointed that out at the time. Some refused to believe it or admit it. It's even more obvious now. This was Harbaugh's intention all along.


so harbaugh knew or planned smith was going to get a concussion in the middle of the season

I think he was waiting for an opportunity. Yes.

Maybe playing the odds? Alex never played all 16 twice in a row.
Originally posted by Paul:
Something tells me that the Bills are somehow going to take him in the first. If Christian Ponder can go in the top 12, then why not Nassib in the first?

No way. If anything they'd take Mike Glennon that early.
Originally posted by hofer36:
so harbaugh knew or planned smith was going to get a concussion in the middle of the season

Come on. Alex didn't lose his job because of the concussion. That only allowed Kaepernick to prove it was time. There's a decent chance Kaepernick would have taken over in the off season regardless.

He knew Kaepernick was his QB. As soon as he felt Colin was ready, Alex was out. The contract allows him to do that. The only way that isn't obvious is if you don't want it to be.

Anyway, they're now thinking Alex might wind up in Jacksonville. Maybe with Roman.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Jan 10, 2013 at 7:49 PM ]
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by hofer36:
so harbaugh knew or planned smith was going to get a concussion in the middle of the season

Come on. Alex didn't lose his job because of the concussion. That only allowed Kaepernick to prove it was time. There's a decent chance Kaepernick would have taken over in the off season regardless.

He knew Kaepernick was his QB. As soon as he felt Colin was ready, Alex was out. The contract allows him to do that. The only way that isn't obvious is if you don't want it to be.

Anyway, they're now thinking Alex might wind up in Jacksonville. Maybe with Roman.

but blaine gabber is already dere doe
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Paul:
Something tells me that the Bills are somehow going to take him in the first. If Christian Ponder can go in the top 12, then why not Nassib in the first?

No way. If anything they'd take Mike Glennon that early.

And I would too.
Originally posted by TlSSER:
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by hofer36:
so harbaugh knew or planned smith was going to get a concussion in the middle of the season

Come on. Alex didn't lose his job because of the concussion. That only allowed Kaepernick to prove it was time. There's a decent chance Kaepernick would have taken over in the off season regardless.

He knew Kaepernick was his QB. As soon as he felt Colin was ready, Alex was out. The contract allows him to do that. The only way that isn't obvious is if you don't want it to be.

Anyway, they're now thinking Alex might wind up in Jacksonville. Maybe with Roman.

but blaine gabber is already dere doe

New GM in Jacksonville and Gabbert sucks so bad Henne was in over him the second half of the season. If Roman ends up in Jacksonville, I would say its a strong bet the Alex ends up there. Roman would know that he has a guy that can hold down the job for a few years until they find "the guy". After all...what are they going to ask him to do...hand off to MJD and hit shallow outs to Blackmon...sound familiar? It would be nice if we could get a pick out of it...we will see how that goes down.
Alex smith is exactly the type of qb that beats us. An efficient reliable game manager who doesn't turn the ball over. That's the niners kryptonite the last couple years.
Originally posted by JoseCortez:
Alex smith is exactly the type of qb that beats us. An efficient reliable game manager who doesn't turn the ball over. That's the niners kryptonite the last couple years.

Are you saying we lost to other Alex like QBs?

Bc Eli Manning is not the same type of QB
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Originally posted by JoseCortez:
Alex smith is exactly the type of qb that beats us. An efficient reliable game manager who doesn't turn the ball over. That's the niners kryptonite the last couple years.

Are you saying we lost to other Alex like QBs?

Bc Eli Manning is not the same type of QB

Eli did not torch us in the championship game. we lost because we couldn't capitalize on his mistakes. Flacco, Bradford, ponder beat us. We seem to do just fine against elite qbs.