Originally posted by Rascal:
I am not suggesting BJ is going to tear it up per se. What we are essentially talking about here is who is the better QB ? Who can do a better job ? First thing first, taking care of the football is the most basic and key. Well, McCoy can't, is just that simple. Just look at the past 3 games, 1 pick per game. BJ went out there, took care of the football and scored the winning TD. I would argue Wilson is not the lowest draft pick that pulled it off. Wilson is a top talent, that is quite another level. Let's look at Kirk Cousins, a 4th rounder, did a perfect job in the playoffs when Shanahan wouldn't even play Grossman over him as the back-up !! Oh and we do have a great running game to help out BJ too. Not an issue. People need to be a bit more open-minded. Is just like everybody thought the read option was kid's stuff and had no place in pro-football. Sorry, nope, it is a huge part of the NFL now. Don't let tradition limit you, always welcome and be open to new ideas. The truth of the matter is you will never know until you try.
I agree we need to look at our quarterback situation with an open mind. Having an open mind, at least in my understanding of the concept, means we start with the basic notion that we do not have all the answers.
I do not know what is going on in Harbaugh's head. I do not entirely understand his vision of our quarterback situation.
I am open minded enough to realize that someone else, Harbaugh in this case, might be more capable than I of evaluating and coaching quarterbacks.
Perhaps, Harbaugh thinks that Daniels is the medium to long range solution for our lack of a quality back up, but not the short range answer. Harbaugh might think that Colt McCoy is the best available or practical short range solution available until Daniels is coached up. From what we have seen, Harbaugh might think that the young kid would be ready by mid-season.
Again, we have to be open-minded.
Perhaps, Harbaugh really thinks that Seneca Wallace is the best short term answer. Wallace could serve as the #2 quarterback and as Daniels immediate mentor. Right now, knowing that he wants Wallace in the #2 spot, Harbaugh is speaking highly of McCoy in a conscious effort to build up his trade value--in an attempt to get a 5th round pick for McCoy.
In short, I agree wholeheartedly with the notion that we do need to be open minded--and just maybe a little patient.
[ Edited by buck on Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM ]