Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
The Lions? Damn the 9ers FO is cold blooded....they should have just released him.
I wonder if he had any say so on the trade.
They gave him the permission to seek a trade, so if he sought out the Lions, then thats on him.
I would like to thank him for what he brought to the Niners. Good luck Shaun.
yeah, but just because they gave him permission to seek a trade, doesn't mean they agreed to trade him to teams that might have been interested in him...
I mean, I would doubt Shaun would want to go to Detroit out of all teams... I'm sure he feels he got a bad deal here...and to *want* to be traded to a worse team, that has a young QB who has shown more than Alex......he would never get a chance to start...I'm sure he still feels he could start.
it just looks like the 9ers didn't want to take no chances and traded him to a team that wasn't a threat to them, heck I'm sure they would have traded him for free if they could have (basically what a 7th rd pick in 2 years is)....but I mean, the guy is a "pie thrower" right... the 9ers feel is not better than Alex...or heck David Carr right?...so why would they be worried if they let him be a free agent....its not like he would have did anything.
now he is kind of stuck in Detroit...he would look like an arse if he asked to be released...and he will not get any chance to compete to start.
these teams would have all been a better situations for him.
Arizona (could start), Seattle, Raiders (could start), Minnesota (could start), KC, Dolphins (could start), Buffalo (could start) and more......or could have been a good insurance for a playoff team that needed a Backbup to their franchise player...Patriots, Colts, etc.
oh well, 9ers FO was just looking out for their best interest...the FO's not the team...if it was the team, they would have kept him until bringing in a real backup Alex Smith.....or one who can compete for the starting job...
next year if Alex gets injured or plays like, well Alex...then we have to rely on David Carr to save our season.........David Carr.
seriously, if the 9ers struggle next year, bye bye Sing.....bye bye Patrick Willis (I would doubt he would want to be here...same with Vernon Davis) we have a bunch of egotistical idiots running our team.
[ Edited by Afrikan on Mar 14, 2010 at 10:56 PM ]