Originally posted by forty9ers49:
Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by leakyfausett:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Keep Manny Lawson and cut Harralson (or let him walk, whatever his contract situation looks like).
Franchise Aubrayo Franklin (if available) or draft replacement in first two rounds.
Sign Troy Smith as a cost-efficient stop-gap.
Sign Travis LaBoy, because he's the only guy who can consistently get to the QB from the OLB position.
Troy Smith could be a cost efficient clip board holder but we already have one in Carr. All QB's named Smith must go.
I know that it's real "in" to bag on Carr, but of the three we had last year, Carr was the best. Just was never given the opportunity to show it. Not saying he's the answer, just better than the other two . . . not at all hard to do.
Alex Smith for all the excuses thrown up for him, NEVER posted numbers equal to Carr's in his best year. Numbers never tell the whole story, but Carr has better QB instincts. That's why of the three, Carr will be the only one on the roster this year (hopefully third string). The other two are hopeless.
The second biggest laugh I got this morning was reading where someone wrote that Manny Lawson was a "great player" with "freaky athleticism"
Frankly he's neither. Especially not the first!
What's so difficult about understanding what Baalke said? He just does not fit the bill as an OLB, especially in the 3-4.
Goodbye Manny. Best of luck being the back-up on your next team.
Carr's play in the limited action he saw against Carolina was some of the worst anyone has ever witnessed
Well, I have to admit that I did not witness that effort. But from all comments it must have been atrocious. Nevertheless I don't believe that he ever got the support he needed to do an adequate job under the circumstances. Meaning reps in practice and game time. It's hard to evaluate someone on one quarter's worth of play, especially when the coaches are setting him up to fail. Carr did have a 3K plus yards season when he was a starter; something Alex did not come close to accomplishing.
I'm certainly not saying that Carr is any kind of answer at QB. But we are comparing him to Alex and Troy. Here, if they were given equal opportunity, I reckon he'd be better. In this case the distinction is between bad and worse. IMO Alex being worse and Troy probably being the worst. Overall, a sorry lot!
We will see what the new regime does with Carr. I do recall that Coughlin wanted him back at the Giants to back up Eli. I place more stock in that small vote of confidence than Singletary's evaluation.
I could be wrong, because it is only a hunch, but we'll see how it plays out.