Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by BayArea:
Didn't the Niners have Kurt Warner in for a visit a year or two before?
They will never let that go that they "flirted" with Manning. They try to spin it like the 49ers went out of their way begging him to play for us and he turned us down. As far as I know the team never gave Manning an official offer at all. Meaning they didn't want him or they would have made an offer. They evaluated him obviously didn't like what they saw and passed. Apparently that is the same thing as offering him a contract .
Oh well that whole mess is cake compared to some of the stuff Alex has dealt with in the past.
They didn't even do that with Manning, yet its all blown out of proportion by some--as a means of criticizing both Alex Smith and the Niners at the same time.
who is criticizing Smith?
going after Manning or even talking to him was a really dumb move.....my original statement shows the opposite of criticizing Smith
So you don't see that some who have criticized the Manning episode are, at the same time, using it to take a backhanded swipe at Smith?
Let me paraphrase it: "Those Niners showed what they really tho't of Alex Smith when they pursued the injured, over the hill Peyton Manning to take his place. Baalke was dumb to make that huge offer to Manning, and now we know they think what we do, that Alex is really no good."
If that's what they were saying, you wouldn't really agree with it, would you?
How could it be considered "dumb" to just talk with Manning or his agent if they were the ones who initiated the contact? (A possibility that cannot be ruled out.)
What if the agent called and said, "Hey, Peyton thinks you guys are gonna win the SB, and he really wants to be a part of that.He wants to win another SB more than anything. He'll play for you guys for a really low amount."
Would they be dumb to talk with the agent about that?