Over here at the Cohn Zohn we are interested in investigating all sides of an issue. In an earlier post, I said the Niners should re-sign Alex Smith because Colin Kaepernick, the heir apparent at quarterback, is not ready to take the controls. I firmly believe that. My son Grant, who writes the Niners blog for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, disagrees with me. He says forget Alex and give the keys to the car to Colin. (I’m going to send Grant to bed without his dinner.) In the interests of full disclosure, here is Grant’s piece.

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  1. mendozaline

    Whoever is the 49ers QB next season, last year’s
    success means a much tougher schedule next season.
    7 tough non-division games:
    home vs Giants, Bears, Lions.
    away vs Patriots, Packers, Saints, Jets.

    March 19th, 2012 2:44 pm

  2. Johnc

    Who would have thought there would be so much excitment going on this time of year with the Niners? Anyway, back to the question . I totally agree with Grant and have been in Kaepernicks corner all along. I think he is a better athlete and as one of your blogers pointed out he has innate poise under pressure . He has been clutch his entire careeer. Harbaugh went after him for a reason… better arm..better runner, more poise and a fierce competitor.
    When I went to the Cardinal game at the stick they should won by 50 points the way the defense was dominating. Two weeks later they lose to Cardinals due to lack of offense. Grant’s statistics explain why…horrible on third downs and scoring in the end zone. etc.
    The plays that Smith excel in against New Orleans were scripted and practiced many times. How many times have you seen Smith look off his primary, secondary and tertiary recievers and go to a fourth for a completion like the good ones do that make it to the Super Bowl?

    March 19th, 2012 5:30 pm

  3. Frippertopia

    I agree with Grant with one alteration: don’t disregard Scott Tolzien who vastly outshinned Alex Smith when he played against us in the preseason game with the Chargers.
    My personal response to hearing the news we might land Manning was relief that we’d finally shed the last dismal reminder of the Nolatary “Reign of Error”.

    It’s time for both Alex and the 49ers to move on.

    March 19th, 2012 11:09 pm

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