Originally posted by taney71:
The way Kaep plays he's likely to get hurt at some point so the backup QB is key for the niners success once Smith leaves. We are focused on where Smith will go but the bigger issue is who will be the backup to Kaep.
How does he play? I mean, he's not spinning his back into defenders running full speed at him. Kaep is also built big and strong which means DB's are usually taking the hit more than Kaep is. LB's now is another story.
s**t...knock on wood.
I kind of agree with Taney on this one Joe. The backup is going to be an important role. I like what I seen from Tolzien but I think we may see Josh Johnson resigned as Kaeps backup if he is available (johnson signed with browns on 12/26, dont know the length of the contract).Tolzien and Johnson would probably compete in camp for the job if Johnson is signed.
I think Kaeps running is going to expose him to more hits and the potential for injury. He is big and strong and a long strider when he runs but rarely does a running QB go throughout the year without an injury.
I thought about Josh Johnson coming back, which is probably a given if Smith leaves. Too bad Buffalo QB isnt a bargain priced vet, he'd be a good backup (if we traded Smith) to throw in da deal..
At least there's a market for Smith. Seems like he's the hot topic for new coaches that need to win fast. I would rather trade him to an AFC team like Bills, Chiefs, or Jags rather than an NFC team like Minn.
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