Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
I truly believe that he'll be tearing things up before this season is over. I hope it's soon. I always support whomever is starting at QB for the NIners. That's just what Niner fans do, right?
Me too. Always rooted for the starting QB to succeed no matter who it was. Even if I didn't necessarily believe in them. I believe in Kap. He has so much going for him mentally, physically, his drive to be great.
The entire team + coaches are going through their first rough patch in a long time. First time we've had consecutive losses under Harbaugh. I also think our coaches are too intelligent to stick with whatever is not working. I just hope we catch a break on the injury front.
Well, there is no cookie cutter "Niner fans". One should be able to surmise this just by reading the variety in the posts.
I'm the kind of Niner fan, who supports the team and wants them to win. I do not support any player unless he promotes the "winning" objective. Call a spade a spade. So if a position can be improved upon, I see no harm in voicing an opinion advocating change, rather than sticking with the status quo.
Now, that's not the way every Niner fan feels. Some get attached to a player and gravitate towards promoting the welfare of the player over that of the team. They are entitled to feel that way. But I still believe them to be Niner fans.
Ever since Harbaughs arrival and Baalke's ascension to GM matters have IMO trended favorably for the Niners. Even though critical change did not come soon enough for me, and did seem to be a consequence of luck rather than pre-planning, I take comfort in the knowledge that Harbaugh isn't afraid to pull the trigger if he sees the advantage in it. He did it before; I expect that he will do it again.
I see the team as again needing some additional crtical changes ASAP. They have grossly mismanaged the whole WR situationsince TC. And, in part, it could be because they over-estimated the capabilities of their QB. I confess that I did. I see now that Colin is not that special breed of QB who can put a team "on his back" and carry them through periods of adversity. He is not at the level of the elite of his class: Luck or Wilson, even Newton (who is much tougher to bring down as compared to Kap who is knocked off seemingly with the swat of a hand). Despite Kap's obvious desire and commitment, IMO he falls short on elusiveness, toughness, polish and instincts when compared to the others. Even so I see him as a significant improvement over what the team had before and fully expect that in time he could develop into one of the top handful of QBs in the league.
Right now Kap needs a good supporting cast; let's hope the FO is not long in getting him one.