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When your offense has this little talent, a check down charlie isn’t the worst thing if he’s good at it. Alex Smith was a good one and it enabled the offense to grow and not implode. He kept them from losing games by big numbers and allowed them to win when the rest of the team took off and I expect Gabbert to do the same. Obviously these guys don’t win Super Bowls unless you have an all time great defense, Eventually he’ll get replaced like Alex and hopefully allow the offense to really grow. But in the mean time, his consistency and plain play will allow the offense to get some confidence and grow a bit. Necessary evil in today’s football unless you’re lucky enough to get one of the handful of true talents seldom available in this league.
Mark M – “Necessary evil in today’s football unless you’re lucky enough to get one of the handful of true talents seldom available in this league.” Lucky enough to have a GM and scouts who successfully can evaluate talented players available in the draft and as free agents. How many draft picks has Baalke bungled over the years of his reign? Not only has he drafted players (taken fliers) with injuries severe enough to require “redshirt years” but also passed up some quality players to draft players who were absolutely overrated by him. One who immediately comes to mind is the #1 pick who was WR from Illinois who later was traded to the Chiefs for Baldwin. Too many to enumerate. Bad drafting in addition, unfortunately, to injuries as well as some unpredicted early retirements have hurt. Luck is just a small fraction in the equation.
Dude, you’re preaching to the choir and I’m not sure why.
The problem is..now I want all to write this down..the 49ers? Just are not a good team. They added a new coach..with a depleted of stars roster. They might march down- blow down- the field one drive like world beaters…and then do 3 and out the rest of the game.
7-9 and not embarrassing themselves would be a good realistic goal for Saint Frank.
But of course you do realize that “long ball” Kaepernick had an average yards per attempt of 6.6 in the 8 games he started last and Gabbert had an average of 7.2 in the 8 games he started. Gabbert also threw 10 TD’s while “long ball” Kap threw 6. But, hey let’s not let the facts get in the way of a good story line. Oh, Derrick Carr averaged 7.0 yds per attempt over 16 games. Just under “Checkdown Charlies” average.
Dennis likes to cherry-pick “facts” to suit his messed up point of few.
Anybody can throw out stats to show their guy is better. Fact of the matter is KAP was injured last year and had to play under the worst coaching staff in history.
Chew that fun “fact” you circle jerk.
Wait a minute, wasn’t that the same coaching staff Gabbert played under? You certainly don’t let the facts get in the way of your reality. Come on, surely you can do better.
Again with the cherry-picking. Was Gabbert hurt like KAP? No, and he still was lame.
Go cherry-pick some more, lil runt.
How does Baalke’s all ACL team measure up to his All Criminal team?
To me, I think Gabbert may just need more time. He seems to have all the skills, just lacks that gunslinger mentality you are talking about. That should come with experience and coaching. At least I hope so because I am side of the fence with the love it or leave it, and freedom isn’t free crowd.
Some things are just more important that football
Yeah some things are just more important like telling the truth.
Tell us again just how black you are BRETT??
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.