Originally posted by oldman9er:
Give Alex one drive... mix in a run or two, but go with a few quick but deep passes in a 3 WR - 1 TE - 1 HB set. After that, give Ck7 the keys and let him work from a rather normal formation throughout the remaining 1st and 2nd quarter. Then split the rest with ST and JJ... and test out their arms a bit more on some deep ones.
Absolutely agreed. I'd prefer to see as little of Alex as possible, only because there's no need to see anymore from him. Like you said, maybe take a few deep shots down the field just to show that he isn't afraid to go to Moss or Manningham. Hell, I'd be fine seeing no Alex at all.
From that point on, it's the backup show, in my opinion.
I want to see Kaep play a half, or at least almost a half. We, as fans, have seen glimpses of what Harbaugh is so excited about, but I'm sure we'd collectively like to see more. I want to see him under duress, I want to see him (consistently) look decisive in the pocket, and I want to see more of those wheels. It's a win win: CK gets further game experience, and JH gets to showcase the future and validate his decision. And meanwhile, it gives us more fodder to discuss here on the forums
Next up is the main event. I'd like to see Greg Roman call some plays to put Scott Tolzien and Josh Johnson through the ringer. Let's put ST's arm strength debate to rest, while figuring out if he's really "GOD" Tolzien or Nate Davis 2.0. Also, let's figure out whether Josh Johnson is capable of hitting his receivers downfield, and not overthrowing them. Basically, let's find out who these guys really are!