Gnielsen, I get your point, but neither the rams nor the Saints(without their HC, and a nicked up D) are markers against which you can compare how well someone
(KAP) plays. Some of you get me wrong. i am for the 9ers. I pull for the 9ers to win, have no favorites, and want the best guy at Qb. Right now it is a bit hard for me to see how Kap's extraordinary play in 1.5 games is enough to make him a starter, when alex's stats and W/L record make him the 5th best Qb in the league at present. I understand bandwagons. I understand big time arms, ability to escape a rush. But i don't understand giving the keys to the castle to a guy based on 1 and a half games, due to injury to QB #1. Hey, I hope Kap is as good as he looks in less than 2 games. I am just saying, alex may very well be needed to pull Kap and the 9ers out of a tight jam, late in season or Playoffs. Writing alex off is a bad idea in my book, until we see more of Kap and not in games against losing teams, but say the PATS or the SEA at their house. That would be more instructive for me, and i would think for other 9er fans.
I would feel better knowing for certain, Coach Harbaugh didn't just make his first real coaching error. Man I hope not. But I just get a little apprehensive when after a game and a half , Coach names a new starter, with our current starter at 7-2-1, a 70% completion rate, and an 9 game hx of playing damn good football. The two losses and 1 tie i put squarely on bad gameplans, O and D, and horrible play calling. It was like Harbaugh was there in person , but not really with it. Oh, that's right, his AFib probably was keeping him from making good decisions and it wasn't noted until he got lt chest pain AND decr mental capacity. I would sincerely hope that when the Kap decision was made, Coach wasn't having one of his AFib runs with decr oxygen to brain, and he made a bad decision based on diminshed mental capacity. There are virtually no other situations like this in NFL hx, where late in season, after concussion to QB#1, the HC promotes QB#2 after he has 1 and a half very good games. Surely I can't be the only one who is wondering about this, can I?
I don't have a preference for starting QB, other than he is the best one to win us games. If one guy is superior, start him. Right now I am not convinced, and am fully aware in today's NFL, a QB injury is devastating. I hope kap succeeds...or alex. But right now I want both guys concentrating on getting us wins, winning the NFC and then waxing the AFC in the SB. I want our best out there, and right now I am not confident we have the right guy after 2 games. That's it.
As to the title of this thread, to me it is almost laughable. Alex's stats, winning record of 25-5-1 in last 31 games speaks for itself. The guy has played great for two yrs, is on the way to the SB,and is replaced by a guy with two good games. And you guys think alex is worth a 2nd ...maybe? Wow, that is actually funny. With 8-10 teams in dire need of a starting Qb, and alex sitting here guiding us to the SB, 70% passer rating , you know his QBR...and you all are talking about maybe getting a 2nd for alex? My only question to you folks is, "where in the world have you been the last two yrs?" Oh, and after the 10 teams that would die to have alex as their starter, there are another 6 at least he would be a good match for. 2nd rd pick, with luck? Ha. Ha. ha. That is ludicrous....
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Nov 29, 2012 at 22:10:34 ]