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QB decision effect on locker Room

well if Hunter loses his job we may have a problem going forward
harbs did punch jim kelly :-p

dude has issues, but he has not lost the team... at all
[ Edited by 49erfaithful49 on Nov 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM ]
Originally posted by 9erempire:
Originally posted by monsterzero789:
His integrity is that he's trying to improve the most important position in the game. 52 other players respect that because he's doing what's best for the team. Gotta crack a few eggs to make an omelette

Improve the team?

We have a freaking great team with or without any of the QB's.

It's the same team and it's not Alex is losing us games. We only lost 2 games.

Obviously Harbs sees differently. And the fact that no Niners have come out and said anything in defense of Alex tells me they agree with him
Originally posted by 9erempire:
He's also starting to lose fans due to his deceitful press conferences. I don't know if I can trust what Harbaugh says anymore due to the handling of the offseason move for Manning and taking away the starting job of a player that got injured.

I think the locker room may have lost some respect in this regards.

Where's his integrity? I know the NFL is a business but the players are "49er players" and he's broken many unwritten rules when it comes to sports. These are grown men and you can't treat grown men like college kids.

how long have u been a 49ers fan?
Originally posted by monsterzero789:
Obviously Harbs sees differently. And the fact that no Niners have come out and said anything in defense of Alex tells me they agree with him

I think the players are afraid to say anything. Imagine someone comes out and says something, that player would get the same treatment as Alex and Brandon Jacobs. Being in Harbaugh's doghouse.
I for one love how Harbaugh is handling this situation. You guys DO remember that Harbaugh used to be a player, right? He views the media through a former player's eyes. Why name a starter right after the game like that when you can take the chance to go home, look at the film, and tell your team before you tell the media.

Secondly, and more importantly, Harbaugh has loyalty to not just Alex Smith, but every person in that locker room. People advocating that he should play favorites with Smith just don't understand it. If Kaepernick is truly the best quarterback than he owes it to the TEAM to put him out there as the starter. If Smith is the best quarterback than he owes it to the TEAM to put him out there as the starter. He owes nothing to Smith or Kap personally, no matter what their backstory is or where they came from. Every one of those 53 guys in the locker room has busted their ass all through the off-season, training camp, and then every week on the field. Imagine what kind of message that sends when you as a coach pick a starter based on favoritism and not based on what gives those 53 guys (re: TEAM) the chance to win?

That's why this crap about how Harbaugh owes Alex something or the way he is treating Alex is upsetting the locker room makes me laugh.
Originally posted by Rocket4989:
how long have u been a 49ers fan?

1988
Originally posted by 9erempire:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
You kidding? I think he has GAINED more supporters in the locker room than anything else. While Alex was QB, everyone was just smiling politely and doing their jobs like good little soldiers. Now, these guys freaking believe man. That confidence that has been gushing over these last two games is no accident.

I disagree.

If I played for the 49ers and the coach has been handling things like he has, I wouldn't trust him.


Again, Chicago. New Orleans.

Look like a team in crisis to you?
Originally posted by 9erempire:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
You kidding? I think he has GAINED more supporters in the locker room than anything else. While Alex was QB, everyone was just smiling politely and doing their jobs like good little soldiers. Now, these guys freaking believe man. That confidence that has been gushing over these last two games is no accident.

I disagree.

If I played for the 49ers and the coach has been handling things like he has, I wouldn't trust him.

Lol
Originally posted by zillabeast:
You kidding? I think he has GAINED more supporters in the locker room than anything else. While Alex was QB, everyone was just smiling politely and doing their jobs like good little soldiers. Now, these guys freaking believe man. That confidence that has been gushing over these last two games is no accident.

I think the locker room is a big part of the REASON we are seeing Kaepernick playing on Sunday's.
As long as he keeps winning, I'm a fan.

I don't really like how he's handled the QB situation, but if he's putting the best QB for the team out there...I can't say he's doing anything wrong. If anything, I'd ask why he didn't put Kap out there sooner. HE could have made the switch after the Giants game. He'd have been justified in doing it then too.
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
You kidding? I think he has GAINED more supporters in the locker room than anything else. While Alex was QB, everyone was just smiling politely and doing their jobs like good little soldiers. Now, these guys freaking believe man. That confidence that has been gushing over these last two games is no accident.

I think the locker room is a big part of the REASON we are seeing Kaepernick playing on Sunday's.

I agree
Originally posted by norcal49er864:
I for one love how Harbaugh is handling this situation. You guys DO remember that Harbaugh used to be a player, right? He views the media through a former player's eyes. Why name a starter right after the game like that when you can take the chance to go home, look at the film, and tell your team before you tell the media.

Secondly, and more importantly, Harbaugh has loyalty to not just Alex Smith, but every person in that locker room. People advocating that he should play favorites with Smith just don't understand it. If Kaepernick is truly the best quarterback than he owes it to the TEAM to put him out there as the starter. If Smith is the best quarterback than he owes it to the TEAM to put him out there as the starter. He owes nothing to Smith or Kap personally, no matter what their backstory is or where they came from. Every one of those 53 guys in the locker room has busted their ass all through the off-season, training camp, and then every week on the field. Imagine what kind of message that sends when you as a coach pick a starter based on favoritism and not based on what gives those 53 guys (re: TEAM) the chance to win?

That's why this crap about how Harbaugh owes Alex something or the way he is treating Alex is upsetting the locker room makes me laugh.

He is doing exactly that and showing favoritsm to Kaep because they drafted him and Alex is leftover from the past.

It's one thing if the team was losing and struggling but that wasn't the case with Alex.
Hard to say but I'm sure our players will think twice when told anything. I know I would and they would be fools to take Trent and Jim at face value based on what limited knowlege we have. And by that I mean "Alex is an elite qb" kinda talk.

No starter wants to lose his job due to injury. They work hard and long to win those slots. Don't think I'd come out if I had a capable backup behind me.

If your starting qb has a top 5 rating, your winning games and first in your division and he gets benched it kinda sets a standard for all other players and I don't know if that would make me happy? We'll see.

But if I remember right, the locker room was divided before with the Alex vs Smith 2 years ago?
Originally posted by norcal49er864:
I for one love how Harbaugh is handling this situation. You guys DO remember that Harbaugh used to be a player, right? He views the media through a former player's eyes. Why name a starter right after the game like that when you can take the chance to go home, look at the film, and tell your team before you tell the media.

Secondly, and more importantly, Harbaugh has loyalty to not just Alex Smith, but every person in that locker room. People advocating that he should play favorites with Smith just don't understand it. If Kaepernick is truly the best quarterback than he owes it to the TEAM to put him out there as the starter. If Smith is the best quarterback than he owes it to the TEAM to put him out there as the starter. He owes nothing to Smith or Kap personally, no matter what their backstory is or where they came from. Every one of those 53 guys in the locker room has busted their ass all through the off-season, training camp, and then every week on the field. Imagine what kind of message that sends when you as a coach pick a starter based on favoritism and not based on what gives those 53 guys (re: TEAM) the chance to win?

That's why this crap about how Harbaugh owes Alex something or the way he is treating Alex is upsetting the locker room makes me laugh.

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