I also love how people think this offense is tailored for Alex and some change needs to be made to accommodate Kaepernick like it never occurred to anyone but myself that the offense could have been tailored for Kaepernick (his guy) all along, and Alex was just filling the position until CK was ready.
If we win a Super Bowl with CK I wonder how many #TeamAlex members will remain bitter about the situation and won't let it go and embrace positive change. This is real life, not a fairy tale in which you get the happy ending (or ending for a QB rather) of your dreams. The reality is that Alex may never win a SB under center, and that his best years may easily be eclipsed by Kaepernicks future resume and he may soon be all but forgotten by the majority of the fans and left to an afterthought, like Garcia. Oh yea, that guy. You never know, we will just have to wait and see.
Even last year, bottom of the league on 3rd downs. Akers sets a record for the most FGs. Horrible red zone TD efficiency.
The play calling sucks.
If its not broke, then there is no need to fix it. And that goes for both the QB situation and the play calling. Its easy to question both after a bad loss, but no one was complaining about it when they were 6-2. And just to speculate a little.
If it was Alex Smith in that situation, would Harbaugh (and/or Roman) call a trick play at their own 17 yard line in the 4th quarter with 4 minutes left while being up 8 points on 2nd and 10? I think they hand the ball off to Gore and hope he gains some yards.
^ actually we have been doing well on 3rd down conversions with Kaepernick.
Darn you for posting so fast westcoastsportz, that was for Nutty.
"All we care about are wins, stats are for losers" - Justin Smith
" I don’t know how to say it… I don’t have the words for it. Let me say it this way, as I’ve said all along, you work at the pleasure of the organization." - Jim Harbaugh
It is funny you mentioned Garcia, i feel as though the organization screwed him too.
Let's not kid ourselves. This 49er offense has never been top 5... even top 10. It's right around average. There's room for improvement, and frankly that's where the 49ers need to improve if they want to win a superbowl.
2009-2014. 3 World Series Championships, 2 Stanley Cup Championships, 2 NBA Championships, and a Super Bowl Appearance. 3 No-Hitters, 1 Perfect Game, 3 NFC Title Games, Jim Harbaugh, Bruce Bochy, Phil Jackson, Daryl Sutter.
2015-??? Lakers stink, Kings missed the playoffs, Giants are hanging in there, 49ers are staring at lean years ahead.
Personally it was one of the best games I have ever seen as well and is the prime reason I will never forget Alex. That being said, I think Kaepernick can beat that performance, and might even do so in these playoffs. Also what Harbaugh did with Alex here he does with any QB.