Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:I can't believe people just skim the post and conclude it's a Pro-Alex / Anti-Kaepernick thread which it most certainly is not.
This is DEFENDING CK for FRICKS SAKE. COME ON. If you would take ONE SECOND to gather what is being said here you would have clearly understood that I said the exact same thing you just said AND expanded on it. On your second bolded part -- tell that to the 2012 Packers in the Playoffs.
An "I love Alex thread?" Are you effing kidding me?
Then why are you comparing 2011 with 2013? Why not 2012 (the year we won the NFC Championship) with 2013? You chose to compare this team with our team two years ago, but not last year?
Then you cherry pick 4th quarter quarterback ratings to make one particular quarterback look really good compared to the other one. Why not 3rd quarter QB ratings? Why not 2nd quarter quarterback ratings? Why not 1st quarter quarterback ratings?
It smells very much like another "you know who" thread.
Sorry folks, you're seeing what you want to see and getting all up in arms over nothing. I used the two years strictly because the supporting casts are both terrible as far as WRs. OL play has been bad. And we have injuries. And Roman, just like people complained about at the time, is not consistently making good calls. The defense is still top 10. Running game is top 10. But the passing game is struggling. Not because CK lacks talent, but because of what I mentioned: as poor as the 2011 cast was, this year is actually poorer, and he needs more help. We have no speed on offense and it's hurting him. Additionally, he is still young and it's not his fault he's learning a lot of things on the fly. I can say these things 1000 different ways. CK deserves nowhere near the hate he's gotten on this board.
At the same time, CK is not blameless, so I did want to be fair and credit his turnovers to him as part of something that needs to improve. That's something he can change -- and I'm sure he knows it.
Fellas, when CK "gets there," it'll be obvious he's a better all-around QB. He's not there mentally yet, but only time will change that. The physical instincts will be hindered to an extent
until the mental ones catch up, and I want to encourage fans to be patient in that regard.
No matter how much you two want to continue to attack, I will not fuel that flame. This has nothing to do with our former QB. He only happened to be playing the position at the time of the year that these similar other factors were present. That's it. This is about a struggle our team is having right now. There's an area that could be better, and I'm talking about it.