Why? Because the coaches are not idiots. Aldon Smith is playing a position that is very important in Fangio's system, giving OLB a great deal of responsiblity. Aldon is a very good pass rusher but needs work on coverage and learning a complex D. The other guys are ahead of him due to experience--not talent. CK is a very raw QB but one who may be the best in the draft class once he learns the position at the NFL level. And a 3 round rookie CB...really? You expect him to be game ready coming in with one month of practice?
Many people seem to have forgotten that there was a lockout and teams like the 9ers were most disadvantaged by the loss of minicamps, etc. It's likely that Aldon will be starting by midseason, CK will sit for at least this year and posibly longer depending on Smith and Culliver...who knows? I can understand frustration given the last eight years but this is a whole new regime, at least give them two years before you throw in the towel.
Nice post Classic Niner!
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Sep 23, 2011 at 5:57 PM ]