Serious Question: So it seems the majority of you guys are against the switch?
I'm still not sure. I'm not opposed to Kaepernick starting as it seems he's got the talent and skills Alex lacks, but I am opposed to a team in the Niners position changing QBs at this point in the season.
It reminded me of Rodgers. His footwork allowed him to avoid pressure while staying in the pocket and scanning the field. He wasn't looking to run when pressured, but kept his calm and stayed in position to make the throw.
A lot of QB's would get sacked or force an early throw. Faster QB's would look to run. But his footwork looked like the elite QB's.
I just think it sucks for me personally to see a player lose his job to injury. I still feel Alex can win us a SB, but I think the odds are better with Kaep in there.
I'm against the switch and how it happened. It's like Harbaugh is saying to Alex yeah I know what you did for us but screw you. A lot of people are saying to be appreciative and respectful of Alex for what he has done for us over the past couple of season's but to be honest Harbaugh has been anything but respectful and appreciative towards him. Taking a guy's job away that didn't do anything to lose it besides suffering a concussion, is pretty F'ed up on Harbaugh's part. I know some of you think Harbaugh is God and can do no wrong but he was wrong. Rather you agree with me or not, you all know that DS is gonna tell it like it is...kaep has done well and showed so far he's up to the task, I just disagree with the timing and way he was giving his chance and I always will. But I'm a 49ers fan first and my yelling until my throat hurts on sunday's won't change no matter what.
I'm for the switch. I was fine with Alex riding out the season this year and have a legit offseason competition afterwards, but now that Kap has shown that he can pilot the ship just as well, if not better, then the time we all expected has arrived sooner. Its unconventional, but it was going to happen. I've backed Smith in the past, but I was waiting on Kap and I don't want to turn back now.
Ok Trent, so the doorway out is that way?
The team is just different with Kaepernick in. They kept saying during the broadcast that Smith must feel like "I haven't done anything to lose my job". Honestly...that's exactly the problem. What have you done to "lose" is just a passive way to think. Kaepernick seems to have the attitude of "I'm going to WIN the job".
Last night did nothing to change my mind on the Alex-Kaep issue. Kaep didn't do anything to lose the job either, yet to me he didn't do anything to earn the job. He did fine, he made some plays that Alex likely wouldn't have and made some mistakes that Alex likely wouldn't have.
I'm not against it, I'm just very hesitant - because as I have stated about myself, I'm not a "the grass is greener on that side of the fence" type of person. Been there, done that and found out that side of the grass has just as many or more brown spots than my side. Of course, I'm not going to lie I like Alex... but I also like Kaep, but at this point "Alex is my guy" - but that's not saying I don't like or am against Kaep.
But, as it comes down to... I am a fan of the team 1st and foremost. Therefore, I root for the team and who ever is under center I am rooting for to be successful. While I admit I'm not happy with Harbaugh right now, I can not argue with his methods... and "In Harbaugh We Trust!"
"All we care about are wins, stats are for losers" - Justin Smith
"We're the San Francisco 49ers. We can do whatever we want" - Jim Harbaugh
It wouldn't bother me nearly as much if Alex wasn't such a team guy and hadn't gone so above and beyond during the lockout. He has been the model leader and team player. Kap definitely brings a down the field mentality and for the most part has exceeded my expectations. I really think the change is a gamble because Kap is inexperienced and although the team could absorb some mistakes from inexperience now, there isn't room for them when we hit the playoffs. The million dollar question is does what he brings outweigh the inexperience??? Gotta trust Harbaugh