David Carr is doing WHAT?

Mar 5, 2010 at 10:42 PM

The news out of Santa Clara is that David Carr will be meeting with 49ers officials and could sign a deal as soon as tomorrow (Saturday).

Off-guard doesn't even begin to explain it. It's more like that scene in "Final Destination" when that girl gets hit by the bus. One minute she's walking the next - BAM.

What do the 49ers have to gain from this move? Not much. What do they have to lose? Here's a hint, It rhymes with "Bwan Bill."

Clearly, McCloughan is not enamored with Hill's physical tools. McCloughan clearly favors bigger players. He wants big wide receivers, big corners, big lineman, big cheese burgers - you get the picture. Physical tools matter to the 49ers chief personnel evaluator.

The persistent criticism of Hill is that he does not have a strong arm, making him ill-suited to a down-field attack. The way the 49ers offense evolved down the final 6 weeks, passing the football became a priority and Smith proved that, when given time, he could find targets downfield. The 49ers are molding their offense, and it doesn't involve dinking and dunking.

Hence, Carr. Carr has physical tools; that's never been a question with Carr. Much like Smith, the problem is all mental. (See: David Carr Syndrome a.k.a. flinching under imagined pressure due to an excessive number of sacks).

The 49ers don't want to have to change their offense dramatically if Smith goes down, and Carr affords them that luxury.

Carr would also cost less than Hill. Hill signed his two-year deal when he was battling for a starting spot - a job he eventually won. I would imagine that Carr would sign an incentive-laden deal that would only pay him if he performed at a starter's level.

What does this mean for Alex Smith? It looks like he will spend another year with a potentially explosive situation if he begins to slip. How soon will we hear the "Give Carr a chance" chants from the crowds when he has a 3-INT day? It seems as though Alex needs a great environment to thrive in and, whether that is a hinderance or not, the 49ers seem to be throwing another log on the smoldering fire.
The views within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.


  • tito
    Ok ....out of all da damn free agents out there....and as bad as we need help in the secondary....THIS IS DA BEST WE CAN DO....f*****g david carr.....wowwwww......i been a niner fan since 88 and i must admit....yall do some of the dumbest s**t i see..its like we don't wanna win we don't wont good players.....david car.....now we looking at fargas....what da f**k are we holding tryouts for a damn peewee league.....why we couldn't ge daunta.....or antonio........or a tackle .....please tell me yall are gonna use them 2 round one picks and get mayes and berry....
    Mar 8, 2010 at 9:27 AM
    Response: It does look like a curious signing. This year's draft is being touted as one of the deepest in recent memory. McCloughan does like to build through the draft.
  • Ceadderman
    Spot on. Well everything but the environment aspect. I don't think that it's a caase of environment of Alex could have just asked to be traded, released or not even have reworked his deal. Otherwise excellent take. Shaun is as big as Alex is and the man can't find the strength or the skill to throw a halfway decent spiral 30 yards. I'm 5'10, 170 and have the arm to throw 50 yd spirals. How in the hell did Hill even make it into the NFL? Boggles the mind.
    Mar 6, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Facebook Comments

More San Francisco 49ers News

Jimmy Garoppolo says ankle is 'doing good,' 49ers QB ready to attack the offseason

By David Bonilla
Jan 4, 2021

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with reporters for the first time since October. Of course, the first question presented to him surrounded his health. Garoppolo had been sidelined with a high-ankle sprain since Week 8. "The ankle's doing good," Garoppolo said. "We're in a good spot right now. It's progressed just the way I want it to, really. It's not at 100 percent, but it's really just about getting reps at this point, getting endurance back to it, the durability and everything. I think once we do that, it'll be in a good spot, so I'm pretty happy where I'm at." Garoppolo knows he needs to find a way to stay on the football field for his teammates. San Francisco owns a record of 22-8 with Garoppolo under center. However, the quarterback

Read the Full Article

Seahawks ran unneeded play late in win over 49ers to get WR David Moore $100,000 bonus

By Kirk Larrabee
Jan 3, 2021

There are times when a winning team running an unnecessary play with the game in hand would be something that falls under the category of poor sportsmanship, but it turns out the Seattle Seahawks had a good reason to do so against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The Seahawks had the lead and the ball with 22 seconds to play in their 26-23 win over the 49ers, which is a situation where teams would usually kneel on the ball to run out the clock. But they decided instead to run a short five-yard pass play to wide receiver David Moore, which left some observers confused. After the game, it was revealed the Seahawks ran the play for Moore so he could get a performance bonus of $100,000. Moore's contract stipulates that he gets the bonus for 35 receptions on the

Read the Full Article


More Featured Stories

More by Oscar Aparicio

All Articles by Oscar Aparicio

More Articles

All Articles
Share 49erswebzone