Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by English:
agree. ck has not played well at times but he has also had plenty of help from his coaches to his "weapons'. but he has done nothing to lose his job and when you consider the guys behind him, that should just end all of silly blather right there. i would like to think the only people to really think he should be benched as those who say it in the heat of the game when we are having our lovely 30 second roman drives. as english said, the only thing that will be replaced or should be replaced next year is our entire backup quarterback situation. for the few who actually really think ck should be replaced,, do you really really think things would get better if we threw colt or whoever in there?? good lord people. i am not pleased with the offense and how we play vs good teams but even i know where the line is
Ok I am getting sick of this foolishness. Kaepernick is in his 3rd season and has started 17 games. There are 16 games in a season. No one, not Harbaugh, not Baalke, no one is in a position to know if he is the answer. Last year it looked as though he was, this year not so much. But quarterbacks take time to develop.
But one thing I am sure of. Colt is not the answer. So starting him would be foolish, even if we have been eliminated. The only way Colt starts is if Kaep gets injured.
You suggest that we can find a starting qb in free agency. No. Won't happen. We may be able to pick up a developmental prospect, but we are not going to be able to find an affordable starting qb who can be bolted in and take us to next year's Super Bowl. The only option if Kaep fails, and we are at least a year off finding that out, is through the draft. As we need to replace, imv, both of our back up quarterbacks I believe we will be actively searching in next year's draft. But this will not mean that Kaep is finished.
So let's be a little more sensible on the subject of quarterbacks.
You know things are bad when people are looking to Colt McCoy as the solution to our offensive struggles.
Kap is going through a critical phase of his development which is becoming a better decision maker. His athleticism is already established, he has the burners, he has the arm strength to make even the most difficult NFL throws. But he must make better decisions to be successful and once he overcomes that part, I think he can become the good QB we all believe he is/can be. He's still developing , he needs more time but throwing Kap under the bus and screaming for another QB already after barely a year of being our starting QB makes you a spoiled bandwagonner in my eyes.
And with that being said, Kap's struggles are not the end of our offensive woes. Matter of fact, as many fans and analysts alike are speculating, I think the coaches are holding him (and many others) back and not fully unleashing him. Fear of him getting hurt, lack of trust in the backup QBs
? And Roman has been plain awful this year, it's like Jimmy Raye is back in the booth calling the plays. Personally, I think blame should be distributed as followed:
1. Roman's play calling/game planning/remedial passing schemes/failure to make adjustments, utilize talent, etc
2. Bad QB play, poor decisions made by Kap
3. Lack of WR talent/weapons
[ Edited by NeonNiner on Nov 24, 2013 at 9:07 AM ]