Not a Game-Changer
- Mar 13, 2006
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The blueprint in San Francisco was the same as everywhere else....find the franchise QB and build around him. I'm pretty confident that when they made that trade they thought Jimmy was going to be a top 10 QB for the next decade or two. Sure doesn't look that way now but who knows....My point? It will be interesting to see how the 49ers fare in the playoffs when quarterback play is even more important than in the regular season. If SF goes far, could that change Miami's thinking in the draft? Could the team copy this blueprint?
Personally, I'd do everything in my power to find a top 10 caliber quarterback. I think that's more sustainable long-term than building a strong defense.
It's way to early for that, IMO. Jackson is dynamic and electric on the field. I agree he is the best right now, but he is on a team that has been custom tooled to fit his style of play. There is nothing wrong with that, really, as it is smart coaching. There are definitely limitations that come with it, though. Injury concerns are a much higher risk than traditional pocket passer's. If Lamar gets hurt, how do they back him up without a true dual threat backup? The Ravens have a great offense, but it is designed for long drawn out drives with high time of possession. How does Jackson perform in a two minute drill?Yeah I eat crow on that one. I thought for certain he was going to be Pat White 2.0. Dude looks like the second coming of Michael Vick on the field. I think Minkah is going to be an All-Pro in Pittsburgh, but Lamar ended up being much better than I ever imagined.
That's a great question. I doubt any of the young guys would be available, maybe Carson Wenz with his injury history.Can I ask if you’d know if any of the current franchise quarterbacks would be available to us and if so would they be a legitimate route to take? Thanks
Would you go the SF route and give Wentz a go for example rather than go all out for the top QB available in the draft with our top pick?That's a great question. I doubt any of the young guys would be available, maybe Carson Wenz with his injury history.
Teddy Bridgewater might be an option again. I don't see him as a franchise guy, but he sure looked good in New Orleans.
I guess it depends on the asking price. A young quarterback who helped the Eagles get to the super bowl (Foles obviously played a big part), might not be available. On the other hand, a Matt Stafford might. I wonder if he's a fit for what Matt Patricia wants in Detroit. Stafford's always been a little consistent, but he also has the ability to carry a team much like Aaron Rodgers. He's 31 and I think right in the top 10 range. Teddy Bridgewater is suddenly a little more interesting and, I believe, could be a free agent. He's a pretty conservative quarterback, but that could fit in Miami.Would you go the SF route and give Wentz a go for example rather than go all out for the top QB available in the draft with our top pick?
Ross was right aboSteve Ross' one moment of clarity in his entire reign (except for firing Gase) was to suggest to Grier that we trade down for Jackson. Instead the player selected is no longer on the team.
that problem it hard say who is going be good at that qb spot.. for example jets qb. Seem to be heading toward being bust. He was supposed be best qb in 2018Yeah I eat crow on that one. I thought for certain he was going to be Pat White 2.0. Dude looks like the second coming of Michael Vick on the field. I think Minkah is going to be an All-Pro in Pittsburgh, but Lamar ended up being much better than I ever imagined.
Yeah I recall we had some offers - w Big Ben out it was probably the right call.You may be remembering better than I. Seems odd they’d be in the Jamal Adams race and not Minkah, no?
plus, Grier’s justification for Pitt was he felt it was a solid shot at a top 10.
I want to agree with you but history has proven it can be hit and miss. Tua will never have a better arm than DM and he never won the SB. No point in having the best QB if your def is massively inconsistent. I remember the fins def giving away numerous third down opportunities in crucial moments of the game. Someone’s posted that you are more likely to Winn a SB with a good QB and excellent off backed by a good def than a great QB with a just above average off and shakey def. I think Marino and Montana proved that.We have basically tried the 49ers approach since 1996. That has not faired well for us to say the least. We MUST do whatever is necessary to find a true franchise QB. The entire point of the tank is to get Tua. If we fail, then I say fire Grier on the spot.