Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
Originally posted by MrCrab49ers:
Its frustrating. The 49ers are just as talented as those teams that made the playoffs. 49ers have enough talent on offense, defense and special teams to be one of the elite teams. Just need a veteran QB like McNabb or Kolb and a offensive minded coach to make it all come together.
Have you checked McNabb's stats or performance lately? I am not ready to say he is washed up, but I don't know that he is the answer either. Maybe with the right OC and system he could produce, but he would be more of a short term solution, rather than the ANSWER.
You don't think Shanahan qualifies as the right offensive coordinator? And the WCO that he made the pro bowl like 6 times isn't the right system?
I'm not a fan of any kind when it comes to McNabb, but it wasn't hard to tell that there was a drop off in talent when he went from Philly to DC. Shanahan may be the right HC/OC using the WCO, but the Redskins have very little talent on that team. The OLine gave up more sacks than the Niners and considering McNabb played with DeSean Jackson, Macklin, McCoy and Celek as his weapons the year before, its a considerable step down to think that Santana Moss, Cooley and Torain would make it possible for McNabb to hit the ground running. Those guys may be good professional players, but what he had in Philly was superior to the guys out there for Washington.
I also can see the logic of bringing McNabb here because the current talent on the offense has the type of play makers on it that he had on Philly. Strong running game, very talented TE, and good young receivers. We lack the speedy guy like Jackson, but I think that will be addressed in the draft or maybe with Kyle Williams. A coach that has the right mindset and game planning abilities to use the talent that's currently here on the roster, can use McNabb and whatever he has left to get a year or 2 out of him while grooming the future QB. I am not looking at him as anything but a go between and bridge to the next QB. Also there are worse QB's the Niners can have out there than McNabb. I may not like him, but it could be a smart and safe move for a year or 2.