Originally posted by THEB:
Im not willing to regress nad lose our superbowl chances when we have a stacked roster. once some guys get traded or whatnot then sure lets test Kaep, but not mid season on a team thats making a superbowl run.
Not saying this year, maybe not even next, but if AS has hit his ceiling, I am willing to take the chance next year or the year after and not when the roster is half empty.
Originally posted by baltien:
But why take that chance when you are leading the division, en route to the playoffs? It's not like we're losing and need a spark. Now, if we were 3-6, I'd understand where you're coming from. Secondly, we're not really missing out on anything because both players are under contract for at least the next two years. Suffice to say, Kaep's future as a 49er will be sorted out well before he hits free agency.
And fyi, the examples you gave don't really fit. Young got the start because Montana was hurt and out for the season (and most of the following season if memory serves). Brady came in because Drew Bledsoe got seriously hurt early in the season as well. Rodgers, because Favre was clearly over the hill and couldn't make up his mind about whether or not he was going to retire. None of these situations came about from the coach randomly deciding to bench the winning quarterback.
Why? Because that'd be absurd.
I am not saying to replace AS right now, what I am saying is that at some point you need to make a decsion, AS has done a good job and we may be able to win the SB with him , maybe not. However, you need to give the QB playing time when you can, they are not going to get better sitting and no real time. The examples that I gave do fit into the argument I made, because at the time, no one knew what Brady or Rodgers had or could really do. Bledsoe still could play and so could Farve, even if he was old and and couldn't decide. AS is the safe choice right now, but I am thinking of the future and I am willing to take the chance in a year or two, but I want CK to get some serious reps, simply because as I said before and which has been proven true, AS is one good hit away...it has happened before and it will happen again cause when the line fails, he hangs in there and takes the hit in the pocket instead of throwing it away. When he does run he doesn't get out of bounds or slides feet first. Needs to throw on the run more and not try to stop and setup when being flushed and chased.
[ Edited by WildBill on Nov 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM ]