Originally posted by hofer36:
Originally posted by InHarbsWeTrust:
Originally posted by aTx49er:
Miami didn't pass on Alex. Philbin made it obvious Alex wasn't that interested in signing with Miami.
We had a great visit and we'll leave it at that," Philbin said. "Any relationship takes two sides to tango and you should certainly ask him about that. But I have nothing but good things to say about our visit. Really enjoyed it."
"He's a first-class individual and he's an excellent football player," Philbin said of Smith. "You could tell he's a team guy, unselfish guy. He loves the game and is passionate about football. Really good person. Really enjoyed my time with him."
But why wasn't he interested? Perhaps the contract wasn't up to his liking?
If possible I hope we trade him instead of cutting him. This is a business and if it means we can get a pick out of it, I'd take that over getting nothing.
he wasnt interested, im sure, because he wanted to play for the 49ers..who wouldnt coming off your best year...also, any qb looking at miami had to look at their having the 8th pick and ryan tannehill's college coach being the o-coordinator
It is pretty obvious what happened. I honestly can't understand why people are trying to pretend like anyone thought Alex was actually available. Everyone knew that unless the Niners Signed Peyton Manning he would be back.The Peyton Manning thing also happened after a bunch of QB situations had been decided, so there was really only Seattle (who was in the middle of signing a QB at the time) and Miami as legitimate options. That is why there was no real interest in him, and that makes those quotes by Philbin crystal clear.
That being Said Alex should have more suitors this year because he is obviously NOT going to be back with the Niners. If he doesn't get traded I think he'll have 3 or 4 legitimate options, and maybe one or two that are not being talked much about. All the best to him, but these are conversations for after the Superbowl. for now Smith needs to keep coaching up Colin and keeping himself ready just in case.