Originally posted by 9erempire:
Originally posted by norcal49er864:
To me, playmaker means that they are someone that is able to make things happen on the football field due to their superior talent and ability. "The man" is like saying someone is good. Which Alex is. He's good. Or maybe that's just Vernon paying respect to what Alex has gone through to get to where he has, which Vernon has done before. Just saying, its unspecific imo.
Let's not try to over analyze things. We are winning before Kaep was starting so I really question why he's choosing Kaep over Alex when Alex has put up fantastic stats last year and continuing on this year.
You don't lose your starting job due to injury should still apply. The treatment of a team's player is disheartening when it comes from the coach. Don't want to see this happen to another player, not just Alex.
I honestly don't see it that way. Do you lose your starting job to injury, or do you lose it by making it to the playoffs and then crapping the bed with a mediocre performance where you take sacks and fail to make plays? Because one of those screws over one guy, and the other one screws over an entire team by ending their season with a nice hearty "see ya next year!"
Now obviously, that's not fair to say that Alex is for sure going to have a bad game in the playoffs when we get there and stick with him as our starter. But I have to imagine that Harbaugh is at least considering the possibility of that kind of performance. I mean, has Alex played well? Yeah, pretty well, but he also lost to the giants and to the vikings, and there was a painfully obvious trend in those games. We got down early, and when we had to put the game in the hands of our passing offense to bring us back, Alex couldn't get it going.
In the NFL you very rarely get a chance to evaluate your other QB options during real, live game action, and these situations don't always have a clean way of playing themselves out.
Vernon also called Kap "the man" last week after the Bears game, and he did it with a ton of enthusiasm, so there's that too...
[ Edited by norcal49er864 on Nov 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM ]