Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
or keep paying that win now roster that.. coupled with great coaching.. can make a decent, young QB manage the game like the current one is?
First of all, I would not call what Kaepernick has been doing "managing a game." In the last game, for example, he saw that the refs were letting DB's maul receivers, so he decided that when he saw man coverage with DB's having their backs to him, he would gouge them for huge yardage. He's also taking chances with long chunk-play throws, maybe more than he should.
Secondly, this concept of the "win-now" roster is misguided. Let me take that idea apart for you. What would you call a roster with a HOF QB, the greatest receiver in the history of the NFL, a tremendous second receiver, a HOF safety and anywhere from 12 to 18 other players either in consideration for the Hall or in the Hall? Would you call that a "win-now" roster? Sure you would. The Niners had that kind of roster from 1985 to 1998. 1985- lost divisionals; 1986 - got wiped out in the divisionals; 1987 - lost to wildcard team in divisional; 1990 - lost NFC championship; 1991 - didn't make playoffs... need I go on. All I'm saying is that a loaded roster doesn't guarantee anything.
The formula for continuing success of any kind is an elite QB with a great Head Coach. Very few teams have done it without that and almost all teams who have succeeded or are in contention year after year feature this combo.
[ Edited by crake49 on Jan 8, 2014 at 12:23 PM ]