Originally posted by danimal:
I have always said this. Harbaugh was making a big mistake to be so publicy supportive of Smith. He went above and beyond and that is just not a professional thing to do.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT DOORS MAY OPEN UP.
Do not over commit like this.
Though I do understand he felt the need to boost Alex's confidence based on the fact that even his own fan base is fractured
A 28 year old Alex Smith will be comparable in production to a 36 year old Peyton Manning and will cost less than half the price. And if he backslides, why did we just trade picks to move up for Kaepernick. I thought the whole plan with the front office was that they were not trying to capture lightning in a bottle, but were building for a long, sustained run. Overpaying for Manning seems like an act of desperation. He is overrated at this point in his career. There, I said it.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black...my goodness. LC is past his prime...and writes ridiculous articles to try and keep his dimming fire alive. That's ok, we know that and don't take him seriously, at least no one should anymore. What I see Harbaugh and Baalke doing is showing some boldness, some risk-taking, if you will and taking a once-in-a-lifetime shot at a future HOF. Things like this were routine during the Walsh/Eddie D days, but have been painfully missing for too long.
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