I am not even going to argue that Alex is even remotely as talented as Colin. Everyone on this forum/world has discussed pros and cons of ALEX VS. COLIN. But I felt that one important factor was left out of these conversations. The word "PASSION".
With Alex, we went through 7 freaking years of AGONY. Boy, was it tough to endure… getting blown out, watching our team (whom we felt was talented), get tossed around like salad. So imagine how tough it must have been on our players. Alex, Gore, Vernon, Staley, Willis… They were ridiculed, lost so many heartache games, it had to have felt like PURE HELL.
And ALEX was the leader of the loser Niners. What I saw from these LOSERS during last year's playoffs was PASSION. It was a pure will to win. No matter what, they were not going to settle for a loss. And Alex led that charge with his PASSION. We all saw that passion come out during the New Orleans playoff game. It was beautiful and effective. I was proud of our team even after the loss to the Giants. We saw our team play with such passion - unknown to mankind, it was breathtaking.
Last week, our losers lost their leader. It was as if the head of a leader was chopped off. We had lost our IDENTITY. Colin and Harbaugh do NOT know all that we had endured before their arrival. Even as fans, how we were ridiculed by the world for being a Niners' faithful. All the tough defeats that our team endured during those sad and pathetic years. YOU CAN'T MEASURE THAT PASSION. ALEX HAS THAT PASSION. ALEX CAN LEAD US TO OUR PROMISED LAND. LET THE PHOENIX RISE. LET OUR PHOENIX RISE!