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49ers sign QB Josh Johnson

I was expecting a FA QB this off season, to bad it wasn't a player who shall never be mentioned again. Competition is good, open competition for the starting job is better. I hope Johnson is hungry.
Originally posted by RDB4216:
All of that is more than Kaep or Tolzien has done.

also look where he played. the bucs had no oline, coaching, or offensive weapons. here he will have all of those things. the sample size you chose is very small. I am not saying he will be a starter here but he is nothing like tebow he can throw the ball. harbaugh and baalke seem to know their stuff I think people need to get off tolziens nuts as he has done nothing to warrant all this praise he gets. I take Josh Johnson over Tolzien in a heartbeat. much more upside with a coach who knows him well.
Originally posted by schmons:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
What bad blood? Hearing that Harbaugh, Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick and newcomer Josh Johnson played racquetball together today.

https://twitter.com/#!/mattbarrows/status/183028322001887234


That's f**king awesome!

no tolzien? ouch

Lord Tolzien has no time for racquetball. He is too busy writing his HOF induction speech for 2032.
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
its more of a compeition for kaep than alex

DING DING DING DING DING DING.....we have a winner!!!!!!!


Josh Johnson will force Kaepernick to step up if he wants to keep his #2 spot, its a great aggressive move,I like it.
4m Matt Maiocco ‏ @MaioccoCSN Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Jim Harbaugh made it clear to newly signed QB Josh Johnson that Alex Smith is the 49ers' starter. http://bit.ly/GSFjuN
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Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
What bad blood? Hearing that Harbaugh, Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick and newcomer Josh Johnson played racquetball together today.

https://twitter.com/#!/mattbarrows/status/183028322001887234


That's f**king awesome!

On a serious note, I agree that this is awesome.

Also, I bet Harbaugh won.
Originally posted by FRANKBLANCO415:
also look where he played. the bucs had no oline, coaching, or offensive weapons. here he will have all of those things. the sample size you chose is very small. I am not saying he will be a starter here but he is nothing like tebow he can throw the ball. harbaugh and baalke seem to know their stuff I think people need to get off tolziens nuts as he has done nothing to warrant all this praise he gets. I take Josh Johnson over Tolzien in a heartbeat. much more upside with a coach who knows him well.

Well said
Originally posted by longtime49erfan:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by 5280High:
I responded to Cohns article but its applicable here and im to lazy to type it again

Your take is pretty off-base. First he is at a minimum a quality camp arm and makes every rep that much better. Who was the additional Qb's of the past? A nobody from sacramento, a running QB from West virginia, and dyslexic Nate. In order for a team to build on its young foundation a coach has to ensure every rep counts… hard for receivers to work on their craft if they dont have talent throwing to them.

Second the most obvious point, competition. No its not that the niners arent satisfied with last years results… its that Alex is finally looked at as the guaranteed starter, so unlike in prior years he will not be playing much in preseason. That allows the staff to get a better look at their options behind Alex in game situations so why go into preseason with CK, Tolz, and random scrub. If you're gonna have 3 guys competing for 2 backup spots, why handicap it with a QB who's just a camp arm with no real shot at landing a spot.


cohn doesn't care to actually read anything that makes sense, he liks typing stuff to get people riled up. He's basically just a troll.
Grant Cohn is a troll, for sure. He is a yellow journalist, more suited to the National Enquirer than the PD. His only interest is to offend and insult his readers.

True, and hes shown his colors at the end of the season last year. He started out strong but lately he's just turned into his dad, potentialy decent blog wasted.
I've been predicting this for at least a year (hey, I've got to get one right once in awhile!)...it makes a ton of sense. First and foremost, it puts a veteran behind Alex. JJ has some skills...he's very quick, can throw short or long, can scramble for a 1st down with ease and really provides some insurance should something happen to Alex. He knows Harbaugh's offense...his learning curve will be short. I love this move...it solidifies the QB position. Man, we all need to tip our caps to our FO...IMHO they're doing a terrific job this off-season. Add Fleener and a top OG to the offense and watch them go...this is going to be a very exciting season.
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Originally posted by TlSSER:
4m Matt Maiocco ‏ @MaioccoCSN Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Jim Harbaugh made it clear to newly signed QB Josh Johnson that Alex Smith is the 49ers' starter. http://bit.ly/GSFjuN

Hehehehe....
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by Baugh_Area:
Kaeps future primary backup.

exactly

Yeah, this is what I was summing up in my head. -I consider JJ to be a long-term investment at continuous 1-2 year cheap backup deals (like Walsh did with Steve Bono when Bill was positioning Young to take over for Montana in the late 80s; going into the 90s).
Originally posted by PSYKO5:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by defenderDX:


THIS. Tolzein is better IMO.

truth

I also say Tolzein....
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by 5280High:
I responded to Cohns article but its applicable here and im to lazy to type it again

Quote:
Your take is pretty off-base. First he is at a minimum a quality camp arm and makes every rep that much better. Who was the additional Qb's of the past? A nobody from sacramento, a running QB from West virginia, and dyslexic Nate. In order for a team to build on its young foundation a coach has to ensure every rep counts… hard for receivers to work on their craft if they dont have talent throwing to them.

Second the most obvious point, competition. No its not that the niners arent satisfied with last years results… its that Alex is finally looked at as the guaranteed starter, so unlike in prior years he will not be playing much in preseason. That allows the staff to get a better look at their options behind Alex in game situations so why go into preseason with CK, Tolz, and random scrub. If you're gonna have 3 guys competing for 2 backup spots, why handicap it with a QB who's just a camp arm with no real shot at landing a spot.



cohn doesn't care to actually read anything that makes sense, he liks typing stuff to get people riled up. He's basically just a troll.
Lol you know his son gets butt hurt about all those comments cause he's always coming out to defend him and asking everyone to go easy on him
Btw good post 5280
I like this signing. He will be good insurance. Can always use decent back ups.
Originally posted by 5280High:
True, and hes shown his colors at the end of the season last year. He started out strong but lately he's just turned into his dad, potentialy decent blog wasted.

because all he does is post a couple of sentence to his blog about why you should read his dads blog lol