Originally posted by HudsonValley:
And what if Alex fails in KC, good sir ? Will you be the first in line (considering you've posted at least once or twice on almost every page of this thread) to admit that he is/was a mediocre quarterback, or should we be ready to hear
My point here is that no one here (aside from his fans) should give the slightest damn what my eventual opinion of Alex should be. He is no longer a 49er... so unless you like the dude, why would anyone here ever really find a desire to talk and debate about him? And to that.. the answer becomes clear. This has been some long war between sides... Is he good? is he less than good? That's been the war. As of the last 2.5 years.. the war has been "won" by my side. And that is what has the other side obsessively locked into this.. because they still want to turn the tides. You can claim otherwise, but we all know that's really what is going on here.
I think Ive heard one or more of these from the so called "fanbase" during his tenure in San Francisco.
... and I have zero doubt that the second our new QB has a struggle or more, fans here will be using those same "excuses" for him. They already have. The humorous thing about favoritism in particular players? is if you like the QB? the struggles are due to legit reasons and failures of OTHERS around that player. And if you don't like a player, the struggles are due to "excuses". This is the way it is... and it is easy to see.
Doesnt really matter to me whether he's great out there or a flop, but what I saw this past year was a 2nd year quarterback (who apparently lacked in practice) take our team to a Superbowl and almost win it, whilst going through teams like NE, NO, GB, and ATL. Clearly Kaep gave us an advantage in his 2nd year that Alex couldnt give us in his 8th.
I'll give you this much. If my team is down 20+ points with 20 minutes left in a game? Yeah, I probably want Kaep as my QB over Alex. Otherwise? I want Alex... and maybe our team doesn't fall behind like that if he is playing... and sometimes, a bad day just happens, and the QB and team are down by that. I would also have preferred Alex be the QB on that final SB drive.. as I suspect we would have won ring # 6... but like I said... I like Kaep's chances of roaring back on the scoreboard... but like I said... maybe Alex's 1st half play would have kept the game closer at halftime.
We will never really know... and none of this part of my post really matters anymore.
Will be rooting for him, along with you
[ Edited by Mr.Mcgibblets on Jul 27, 2013 at 8:17 AM ]