If (and hopefully it never happens), Alex Smith gets hurt...would you be comfortable with the rookie Kaepernick (or Tolzien) as QB now that we've got a great shot at winning the division and doing some serious damage in the playoffs? I wouldn't. I've been thinking about this more after seeing the Raiders now suddenly in this position and with the trade deadline coming tomorrow. Their fans were starting to think about their playoff chances improving with each win with Campbell at QB...now, Boller's going to step in?
I'm pro-Smith and most of all, I'm pro-49ers. But in the big picture, Smith getting injured this year is a concern after seeing so much talent and potential come out of this team each week under Harbaugh. I like what Smith is doing as QB in running this system, but despite him being pretty tough he does take some good hits (already has had a concussion)...in the NFL, anything can happen at any given moment. What about us looking for more quality/experienced depth at QB before the trade deadline? I've heard Denver's QB Orton could be available...he would be a great backup-turned-starter should something happen to Smith. Orton seems to play well when asked to play within his capabilities (like Smith). Or, any other ideas as the team continues to get better each week in further learning both the O and D systems?
[ Edited by LottDMontanaO on Oct 17, 2011 at 23:08:32 ]