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What to do with Colin Kaepernick???

What to do with Colin Kaepernick???

Originally posted by Irish40Niner:
Originally posted by English:
Neither.

Keep him as backup and reassess each year to make sure we are starting the best player.

Agreed.

This is exactly the kind of sane rational talk I DON"T expect when I come to the "Zone! LOL, you guys make too much sense!
Originally posted by PhillyNiner:
The longer Kaep sits the more he learns. I am ecstatic that we dont have to force him in early. Kid is plutoneum grade raw material, but he is going to take some seasoning. the arm makes all the throws, but the eyes dont make all the reads yet. Ideally he is patient enough to take the Rodger's path and watch and learn for a few years. The only way I see him getting in sooner than later is if Smith starts itching for more money than we want to pay, or Smith really tanking it in the second half of the season. If that happens then I am content to let Alex walk, put Kaep in and draft another kid to develop. Alex is ideally suited to our game plan when he plays within himself and doesnt push things...no need to crush Kaep's development and force things too early.

While I agree with this, the thing that keep poking my thought about this is that they're so close in age, smith isn't 34+ he's 28! Smith is still a kid. Still learning himself. Listen, if we win an SB, or just continue being SB contender in the next few years the Joe/Steve comparison will pop it's head out.

Thought it'll be a lot of heated debate, year after year, I like the idea of the Kaep Cloud looming... He'll get his chance when it matters sometime in the next season or two, injury/playoff spot clinch.

Here's how I'd like to see it go down.....

- Smith wins an SB, following year minor injury sidelines him and Kaep plays lights out, but team is knocked out of playoff. Smith works harder than he's ever worked before, Kaep starts to struggle, wins back the starting job in a FURIOUS media storm of debate. Looks like Harbs kind of has Smiths back, takes criticism. Smith wins two more super bowls, smith retires early and writes a novel about the power of corn dogs, and how they helped him win 3 SB rings. Kaep goes on to win 3 more himself. The two put their "rings of power" together with Lott and Young and buy back the team and build a new stadium on Alcatraz. Then the Browns get sold to LA, then Cleveland buys the cowboys and the new team is called the Brownboys.
Start him ASAP.
Originally posted by English:
Neither.

Keep him as backup and reassess each year to make sure we are starting the best player.

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Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Start him ASAP.

Good analysis sus.
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Start him ASAP.

Good analysis sus.

Lol and good morning to you.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Originally posted by ginseng1000:
Alex will be in his last year's contract next season (3 year contract when he signed) As fans, what do you want to see happen?


This is the first year of his 3 year contract. Next year would be his 2nd year. 2014 season would be his last year. Not next year.

Colin needs to hit the playbook more. We all know that he can throw it when the first option is open, but does he know enough to recognized the 2nd or 3rd option. Or just run out of the pocket and improv. I think he's serviceable if there's an injury, but to be a full time starter he needs to be more than 1 and done qb read in the pocket.

He knows the play book and more since he's a scout QB,

He makes his 2nd and third reads after escaping the rush when the line breaks down in 3 seconds

Kaep is really good, but he should only come in when AS loses his job

The scout QB does not run 49er plays. He only runs what the opposing team runs. So while that may give him some overall familiarity, it does not prepare him to run the 49er plays. The blocking, the terminology, everything may be very different.

There is a lot of talk this year about how well the rookie QBs are doing. The truth is, in this league of designed mediocrity, it takes only a slight improvement to move a team up a few notches. As we are learning from Cam Newton, once opponents see how to defend him and confuse him overall, he is just another guy running around wondering what to do.

Answer: Kaep sits until the coaches are fully confident he is BETTER than Alex Smith. Coaches are paid to WIN, not play the guy a group of fans would like to see. Once a coach makes a move to the backup, they can never go back without creating major problems. In the current case, it is clear this team can go deep into the playoffs with Alex Smith. Kaepernick has not shown anything that a knowledgeable observer would consider to be good enough to improve over Smith's performance to date.
Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Start him ASAP.

Good analysis sus.

Lol and good morning to you.

I was wondering wtf happened to you and how I never notices some guy named mclovin with over 40k post.
Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Start him ASAP.

Good analysis sus.

Lol and good morning to you.

I was wondering wtf happened to you and how I never notices some guy named mclovin with over 40k post.

This is all making sense now
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nothing. let him hold the clipboard, let him learn, he is a backup quarterback who has no chance of starting this year, barring a injury. you do not treat him any diffferent than you do any other backup quarterback in the nfl. we found out quick rotating qbs do not work vs good teams and after a while, all teams will figure it out.
why do we need to do something with him? At this point, he's the backup, that's his job.
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
why do we need to do something with him? At this point, he's the backup, that's his job.

We don't and you are right. Keep him learning. It has benefited many QBs. Remember when you drafted a QB 2-3 years in advance of playing him. People forget about that. I preferred it that way. There are exceptions obviously.
Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Start him ASAP.

Good analysis sus.

Lol and good morning to you.

I was wondering wtf happened to you and how I never notices some guy named mclovin with over 40k post.

susweel will be back next week.
CK will not play this season in any serious game again, Harb/Roman already learned that. If he doesn't improve next season they will trade him.
[ Edited by MrTruth on Oct 31, 2012 at 9:31 AM ]
put him in as starter---i bet he would throw 6 long incompletions a game, making many here happy