Originally posted by zomg_its_ryan:
What makes you believe I'm not cheering for the guy? I've been cheering for him since he was drafted. It's not his fault he was put in a crappy situation. I'm sure Rodgers would have turned out the same way.
Maybe , maybe not in as far as how Rodgers turns out. Every QB's physical and particularly mental makeup are different and can effect their development. Obviously a crappy situation doesn't help. All QBs would suffer, but in a similar pattern as Alex, where JH comes in, some may do worse than Alex, some may do even better than Alex, while others may do experience the same.
However, getting back to the crux of the post. Keep him, I am amazed that people just want to get rid of a player, just so they can be excited about a draft pick which may not pan out. For one thing you can never have enough good athletes, as Alex is just one hit from being sidelined, the injury to his middle finger on his throwing hand is a good example, I really believe it affected Alex after he first hurt it and the way Alex hangs onto the ball too long sometimes when he should have chucked it or run, always puts him at risk. Also, if Alex can be given all this time to develope we can at give Kaep a chance to see what he can develope and don't tell me you already know wheat he can do, if you are such a great eveluator then why are you not a GM in the NFL. Would hate if after all that JH and C. has taught him, Kaep ends up honing his skills breaks out with another team. Although, a lot of teams would like to have Alex, they won't pay him what he wants. That is because many still feel that the niners are good because of the D, ST, and Running game, with timely plays from Alex and that teams that go for a vet QB want instant success and not have to give a QB two years to get familiar with the playbook.