Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by Redgoldknight:
What the heck are you smoking? I'm assuming some of the 'The Humbolt Imports'! Of course the 49ers intentions were to draft CK7 as the QB of the short and distant future. No team jumps up almost 15 spots in the draft, gives up there 2nd and 4th round pick to get a guy. The grand design of it is Harbaugh and Baalke were trying to trade up for CK7 in the 1st round with New England. But the pats wouldn't budge. When we drafted Kaps Harbuagh and Baalke made it clear that was there guy all along(Watch the press conferance)
You always say "this is the guy we always wanted" - What moron would ever say "no we dont like him but hey we HAD to take him".......Half the people on here believe we wanted Dalton, watch the footage of Baalke slamming the phone down right before the Bengals announce the pick. The other half think we actually wanted Kaepernick.
The trade up for a QB was done out of necessity but also as psychological tool to show commitment to a prospect, whether he would've fallen to us we'll never know what Baalke or Harbaugh was actually thinking that day so it doesn't matter.
IMHO Kaepernick will get a shot but I wont mind one bit if we end up with another QB besides him for the post Alex Smith era.
How Quickly we forget THE TOLZIEN GOD-BOY-KING LOL
That said, Kaep was drafted raw, came out early IIRC, and needs time for seasoning ala Flynn, Rodgers, etc. Of course, Montana did not start until midway through Year 2. Walsh knew he had something. We don't with Kaep.
I love Manning as a player but I have this bad feeling that this is not going to end well for him. I don't want to see him go out like that. 3 neck surgeries in 18 months is just crazy including a fusion. Of course, he could find some doctor to clear him, provided Manning signed a total release of liabiltiy. The guy is one bad hit from being a QUAD and keeping Alex is the way to go. If and when Kaep is ready, we'll know and Alex's contract won't be guaranteed (just the prorated signing bonus).
Kaep might be tweeting about itching to play but Alex is still ascending. If this becomes a Brees / Rivers situation, I'd be ok with that because a team would then trade for Alex