Originally posted by Young2Rice:
When i said, "hold back" I meant keeping a team from finding a HOF QB. There are many QBs that had 19-5 streaks, won a division and made it to a NFCC game.
I'm more interested in finding a perrenial pro bowl, All pro and potential HOF QB. That's what i meant by a mediocre/good QB holding a franchise back.
Ah, but there are many more that haven't including Romo. And yes, you are right in that Alex probably wasn't the pro bowl, all pro, HOF QB we all desire and we certainly stand a better chance of being champions with Kaep but I would not say that these last 2 years were a waste of our time because we were successful, we had it better than almost everybody, we groomed Kaep, nearly won it all, we traded Alex and got some great picks.
I think in 2011, Jim did what was necessary by bringing Alex in because there weren't any better options and he sold Baalke on it and together they made it work. Kaep can be what Alex couldn't but Alex from 2011 to 2012 played his position at great value considering his pay.
Our franchise over these last 2 years has greatly benefitted from Alex and this is why we sent him off in part under terms of his choosing. I have sensed a great deal of respect from this organization towards Alex, thus the nice webpage sendoff they gave him.
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Apr 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM ]