Originally posted by dj43:Originally posted by AyYoJoey:The bolded is the big issue, but I would like to stay away from another Alex discussion in this thread.Originally posted by dj43:Originally posted by AyYoJoey:We are all agreed we need someone "good" to start and play until a rookie is ready to play. I think we are all also in agreement we don't want to make the same mistake with a new rookie that we made with Alex Smith by starting him before he is ready to play.
We don't need a great QB. We need a capable QB. Great QB's are made with solid coaching, solid play calling, a strong offensive line, an above average RB and a solid set of receivers to catch the ball. I believe we almost have all of those. Our offensive line (barring any injuries) will be very strong next year. We have one of the best TEs in the league. Crabtree and Morgan have potential to be a very good 1-2. And although Frank is getting older, he still has it. We need the coaching, play calling, and a capable QB.
Side note regarding our offensive line:
Although we didn't have very many huge offensive plays, it seemed like we had even less holding penalties. I could be waaay off on this, but with a young and inexperienced (Davis and Iupati) offensive line, i was expecting a lot of holding penalties this year. any thoughts?
So, from the list I posted earlier, who would you choose and what would you give up to get them?
Also note, any draft pick you give up is another need that will not be filled.
I know i am going to be given hell for this, but i would not mind seeing Alex back. And yes, i can make all of the Alexcuses in the book. He never had consistent coaching, he never had an offensive HC, he was thrown under the bus by nowin and dingleberry, blah blah blah. If he goes to another team so be it. But if no one else wants him (which i guess is a red flag right there), we should sign him to a one year deal. And if Harbaugh is our coach, maybe he can QB Guru his a$$ into shape. The pickens seem mighty slim out there for a QB right now.
So do you have a preference from the other available remedies?
You are absolutely right. Alex need not apply in this thread. My bad. If harbaugh is our coah, I would like so see the niners make a play for josh johnson, bucs backup. He is familiar with harbaughs system, harbaugh really liked him, and I don't think we would have to give up a lot. Maybe a 4th rounder. Freeman looks like the franchise over there. If harbaugh is not our coach, then I have no clue.