I know Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman attended a top secret workout for Peyton Manning and, according to them, never fell out of love for Alex Smith. So I ask you — who’s a better QB, Smith or Manning? Does Harbaugh still think Smith is better?
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I’m here in the press box at the Raiders game. Broncos lead 10-0 first quarter. Peyton Manning is very good.
Here are the first few paragraphs of my column on the Niners game vs. the Broncos: The 49ers beat the Broncos 29-24 but the 49ers were awful when it counted, as in disastrous, as in painful on the eyes. Be clear about that. The third exhibition game is close to being a real game. The vast majority of coaches game plan for the third game, although it’s unknown if Jim Harbaugh game planned. When asked if he would game plan,… Read More »
I woke up with an idea buzzing around my head. How many quarterbacks in the NFL are capable of making the 49ers offense better than it is with Alex Smith in charge? And who are they? Here are 15 off the top of my head – i.e. almost half the starters in the league in sort of an order: Aaron Rodgers Drew Brees Tom Brady Peyton Manning Eli Manning Ben Roethlisberger Tony Romo Philip Rivers Cam Newton Andrew Luck Matthew… Read More »
I want to revisit Jim Harbaugh’s unusual diatribe from Wednesday. I was on Comcast last night and Purdy, correctly I believe, said Harbaugh said what he said to defend Alex Smith from what Jon Beason tweeted — that if Peyton Manning had come to the Niners, they would have cut Smith. Purdy’s interpretation seems right on. And that leads me to some questions and I hope you’ll play this quiz — I am seeking your opinion and promise not to… Read More »
I am over at Comcast before going on at 5 pm. When I walked in the station everyone was startled and puzzled about what Jim Harbaugh said today that Alex Smith always was his first choice and he never would have dumped Smith for Peyton Manning even though he personally went to see Manning workout. Gee. I’m confused about stuff. Like why did Harbaugh go to see Manning? Like was he really not as interested in him as he was… Read More »
I’m sitting here in the heart of the Cohn Zohn media empire — our dining room table, me eating cereal, Grant across from me typing Niners blogs — and I ask my kid, “What does Manning going to the Broncos mean for the Raiders?” And he says, “Maybe the Raiders will finish last in their division.” Do you agree?
He chose the Broncos? Are you kidding me? He could have won a Super Bowl in San Francisco. He won’t in Denver. Knucklehead.
Here’s today’s question. Do you think the Niners will sign Peyton Manning? I am not asking if they SHOULD sign Manning. I simply am asking if they will — if they will pull the trigger on an offer and if he will accept. I admit we all are in the dark about this one. There is so much we don’t know. So, I’m asking a question and I want your gut feeling. Me, I think they will seal the deal… Read More »
It may become clearer, this lag in the Niners and Alex Smith concluding a new contract. It is being reported that Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman flew to Duke on Tuesday, the first day of free agency, to work out Peyton Manning. Apparently, things went so well, they have sent doctors to check out Manning. It seems the Niners are interested in Manning — or appear to be. If they want Manning, Smith could be history in San Francisco. I… Read More »