Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
I am not pleased to say this, but between Joe and Steve, how many times were they responding to fans on twitter, or making commercials or signing money autographs like crazy. Hey , they weren't(until much, much later in their careers). 4ML is spot on about kap spending more time in the film room instead of on twitter. And as far as the espn magazine cover goes, I bet joe and steve just puked. They NEVER would have done that because they were all football all the time. Kap definitely has his priorities switched from both these HOF QBs. Result, kap won't even be able to carry joe's jockstrap...if he's lucky. Kap and his extracurricular activities are his own worst enemy. He is carrying on as if he WON the last two SBs, and all he did is help get to one and almost get to the other. Somebody needs to alert this young man you don't celebrate before you make history. He came damn close, but no cigar. Joe and steve would have answered with MORE time in film room and more time on the field with all receivers. Not kap, he is answering comments on twitter, posing, signing..hell....everything BUT football. Until he decides if he wants to be a teenie rock star or a great NFL Qb, we are basically screwed. A really good coach would already have had this conversation, improper as it may be with today's social mores.
The problem is kap is not that good, and as he found, he NEEDS to be able to throw and complete those 6-8 yarders when the DL tees off and the DBs drop 10 yds off the WRs...or TEs. Kap is pure crap at throwing that pass as noted above, and THAT is the one pass that it takes to win games like the 3 we lost. I put a huge majoritiy of Kap's shortcomings on Coach H, but in all fairness, I am sure I would not know how to handle a young superstar who has no bonafides either. I would establish that knowing the QB position is the most important thing in his life...both the reads, looks and the ability to make those 1-3 steppers....the 6-8 yarders that move the chains. We got us a kid as our leader, and he is ill trained to be one. Frankly he is terrible at that. He needs someone over him, who makes sure his primary goal is learning everything he can to help this team win.
Absent that, I would ask Kap to take his I phone and go elsewhere. If we don't get a Qb who buys in, who gives all, then we are just going to be as good as our lackadaisical QB...but no better. So I pin this both on Kap... and JH for failing to accomplish the above with kap. Now, JH has to accept that not making it to the SB again...and we won't...but with a team that should have been there...well, that has to weigh on him..JH has to take the reins and get his QB on the same page as everyone else.
Also, dumping roman is a first move. Keeping him here is just asking for more of the same. Roman doesn't get it. 10 Ws is fine by him...hell, it gets you rehired each yr in college...and that is all that guy is good for. NFL...roman...not for long...and you just burned your ticket.
Comments like this make me both laugh and groan at the same time. That guy you disparage took a week off from the Superbowl before he started training for next season. He spent the majority of the summer in training. According to Lockette, Kap would just randomly throw out plays to him as a test. According to almost every player on the team Kap is one of, if not the first people at the team facility every day even during the off-season. Kap was at work during the bye week to do "opportunity practices." The dude loves Twitter/IG but that's about the only extra-circular you hear about him doing during the season. He doesn't have a wife or a girl-friend it seems and he's allowed to take a break from work just like every other player in the world is allowed to do. He chooses to spend his free-time on Twitter, the key is free time. All those commercials and mag covers were shot during the off-season again during his free time. He chose to build his brand, but you acting like it was a choice between building a brand and studying football is just ridiculous. Do you think Joe/Steve never had personal time where they did things other than football? Or is Kap only allowed to spend his free-time in sanctioned by WebZone ways? You realize he has done charity activities over the summer, should he be stoned for those because they weren't football? He went to some 49er sponsored dinner should he have passed so that he could spend time in the film room?
At the end of the day you have no clue what Steve or Joe would have done because social media was not around then. And if his biggest crime during the season is that he spends too much time on Twitter during his free time rather than at clubs then whatever. I'll take the word of the men and media who deal with him everyday about what his work ethic is.
And it should be noted that according to ESPN stats not one of Kap's 11 passes yesterday went for more than 10 yds so....
Does Kap need to work on more things or different things, or refine those things...sure, but this myth that he is not working for the 49ers is just false.