So just imagine what Harbaugh can do with an even better QB.
-Trent Dilfer went 18-4 when being fortunate enough to play with some great defenses in the middle of his career. Who cares?
-QB record is one of the most meaningless stats out there, it completely ignores the entire other side of the game (defense!). Kaepernick makes the Niners offense and passing game better, scarier, more explosive, and more difficult to play against than Smith does. Period.
I'm sure that 20-6 record has nothing to do with having a defense that has given up 14.2 ppg and 13.4 ppg the last two seasons. Most starting QB's in the NFL would have a similar record with a defense like that. Get real man. Smith is the ONLY weak link on the Niners.
Smith is the type of QB who has to play within the X's and O's....meaning if there is a good play call and an open receiver Smith will hit him. With Smith the offense goes as far as the playcalling and script takes it. Kaepernick can play ABOVE the x's and o's...meaning when things break down or the play call isn't quite the best or his receivers aren't wide open or the pass rush is in his face he can still make a play.
Last edited by FortDetroit; 11-20-2012 at 01:59 PM.
461-731 5370 63% 7.34 YPA 35 10 with 20 wins and 6 losses
That's much, MUCH better than the numbers of Grossman and Dilfer. Alex has HELPED the 49ers win games, and thats a matter of fact
Last edited by FortDetroit; 11-20-2012 at 02:13 PM.
Sorry you can't see the difference between attacking a defense focused on stopping the best running game in the league vs. having one of the worst running games in the league playing behind you. Prior to Hardballs coming in, we saw what Alex Smith is when his run game isn't dominant and he actually has to make difficult passes when opposing defenses aren't completely selling out to stop the run.
The Bears game just showed everyone what they already knew. Smith is a great QB to put in there if you want to only play mistake free football and nothing else but if you want to actually make plays in the passing game, Kaepernick is the better option.
Last edited by FortDetroit; 11-20-2012 at 02:23 PM.
With Kaep, the Niners are always 1 dart away from Field Goal range... lol
Last edited by Gibby23; 11-20-2012 at 02:45 PM.
It's funny how more non fans would prefer Kaepernick over some Niner fans.
Alex Smith is a good quarterback. He is having his best season yet. However, Kaepernick has the upside to be an elite QB (not saying he is elite, but that his upside is elite potential). Alex Smith's upside is pretty much where he is now. Alex is the safe play. Kaepernick is the risky move, but when you go all in with a pair of pocket rockets you make the right play.