Who is this Benitez troll? Can he please be made to go away? Please?
Yes, Harbs said its up for competition this year, just like last year. Hes going to tell A. Smith the same thing before he signs a long term deal.
After reading all of these posts ( I skipped some of the Benitez ones), it seems that people are either sold on A. Alex is back. B. Kap is the 2nd coming of Joe or C. that we need to find a way to bring in P. Manning.
C. Really. Peyton here. 18 million dollars per season, for who knows how many years? The man is great, a truely great player and one of the best to ever play the game. I'll give him his due. He doesnt have many years left in the tank, if any at all due to the neck. Its too bad, it really is, I want to see him play again for the Colts, for us (hehe) for anyone. A true student of the game, a love of the game. At the end of the day, do you really think Harbs and Trent will bring him here? If the goal is to teach Kap the game from a different perspective, fine, Ill give you that, but the season of 95 and signing everyone to win one SB are gone. Harbs is looking to the future, for a QB and for our team. In Madden, sure, I pick up Manning, but I cant see us doing something like that. Look at the last, albeit, shortened off season. No big names, no huge contracts. Guys willing to buy in to a system and play hard. No player is greater than the team Jim once said. Manning would prove otherwise, hes not going to be a 49er.
B. Kap is the answer. Bigger arm, looks like a QB, doesnt have the 7 seasons of baggage that Alex has, Harbs moved up to get him. What a bunch of BS. How did T Smith do? How about N. Davis? I could keep going on. The fans and the Zone, always see the grass greener on the other side. Wow, we traded up, he must be something. He had a chance to win the job, and he failed. He will get another chance. If he wins, I will support him completely as our QB, if not, he sits and LEARNS on the sideline. I have piles of people in my family that are Packer fans (dont shun me) for 3 years all I heard was bench Farve, trade Farve, let Rodgers play. He sat and he learned the game, now he is among the elites in this game. I dont care what you think of A Smith, but if you are a Kap backer, have some patience like GB had and reap the rewards if he is the real deal. Or, is he the next Drunkenmiller? We havent seen much of Kap, and alot, maybe too much praise is given to backups that perform well in limited circumstances (Kolb, Cassell), let Kap be Kap and let the coaches bring him along or he is the next Leaf, and no one wants that. ( I know, Leaf was a number 2 pick, Kap was in the 2nd round, but the way I read about him lately he could have been the 2nd coming of Christ or Tolzien)
A. Alex Smith is our QB. Like many of you, I still pine away thinking of Joe or Steve hitting Jerry or John or Terrell and watching the beauty of a perfectly thrown pass and catch on a slant that goes for 70 yards. Ive waited a very long time to see that again. I havent seen it with Alex. I'm an Alex supporter, I was glad when we drafted him. I have never seen anything from him, this year included that made me think of Jerry or John or Brent. I havent. He is our QB, love him or hate him, it is what it is. I think he has a style, that when developed, will bring us back to the promised land, where the 49ers belong, hoisting that silver trophy. He is our QB. Yes, there will be a competition next year for the QB spot, as there will every year that Jim is here, but for now, it is his, and we, the Faithful, need to back our QB, no matter what the past has held, and to hope for a bright future full of quick slants.
Damn, that was a long post, if you didnt read, I dont blame you, if you fell asleep, good for you.