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2012-03-16 05:16:06 PM  
I kind of want him to go to the Titans just so I can see all of the Colts fans in Tennessee suddenly change allegiance.
 
2012-03-16 05:16:12 PM  
I still believe the 49ers would be his best bet.
 
2012-03-16 05:16:48 PM  

Krymson Tyde: I kind of want him to go to the Titans just so I can see all of the Colts fans in Tennessee suddenly change allegiance.


Plus, he's kinda popular in Tennessee I believe.
 
2012-03-16 05:52:21 PM  
He's going to Cleveland?
 
2012-03-16 05:57:52 PM  

downstairs: Krymson Tyde: I kind of want him to go to the Titans just so I can see all of the Colts fans in Tennessee suddenly change allegiance.

Plus, he's kinda popular in Tennessee I believe.


That's the whole point. As soon as he became a Colt a large number of Vol fans became Colts fans. In fact I see more Colts' gear than Titans' gear...way way more. I would look forward to seeing the about face by the "fans"
 
2012-03-16 05:59:17 PM  

Krymson Tyde: downstairs: Krymson Tyde: I kind of want him to go to the Titans just so I can see all of the Colts fans in Tennessee suddenly change allegiance.

Plus, he's kinda popular in Tennessee I believe.

That's the whole point. As soon as he became a Colt a large number of Vol fans became Colts fans. In fact I see more Colts' gear than Titans' gear...way way more. I would look forward to seeing the about face by the "fans"


It's gonna suck when he signs with Denver then huh? :)
 
2012-03-16 05:59:18 PM  

downstairs: I still believe the 49ers would be his best bet.


Especially since the Niners have Moss for one year. Deep threat with Moss, quick plays to Vernon Davis. Peyton's also a smart and experienced QB to where the short and even middle routes would be quick enough for him to pass and not get hit.

Of course, Peyton's gonna be #1 on every defense'shiat list. Expect the number of 'Rushing the Passer' and 'Late Hit' penalties for teams playing the Niners to skyrocket.
 
2012-03-16 06:09:26 PM  
It wasn't the quarterback that ended their season for them

/just sayin...
 
2012-03-16 06:11:21 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It wasn't the quarterback that ended their season for them

/just sayin...


No, but if they had a better one, the game wouldn't have even been in reach for the Giants.
 
2012-03-16 06:11:49 PM  
I dont know if Peyton will be a good fit for the Niners at this point. Alex Smith has (finally) made great strides at his position and i think to yank him out of the starting position at this point will have a negative effect on not only him, but on the team as a whole. One of the things that made the Niners great last season was "camp Alex" during the lockout. He built up a report with the entire team and (rightfully) earned ALL of their respect. To bring in someone like Peyton and have him start over the locker room favorite Smith could fracture the team unity which led them to the NFC championship game.

tl;dr, Peyton would be good for the niners if he stays on the bench and teaches
 
2012-03-16 06:12:52 PM  

The Bestest: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It wasn't the quarterback that ended their season for them

/just sayin...

No, but if they had a better one, the game wouldn't have even been in reach for the Giants.


Good point

/but I thought he did OK
//he sure ain't Montana
///or Young
 
2012-03-16 06:14:09 PM  
Yeah but Alex Smith still isn't all that good and they would be more than good enough to win a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning, so I hope they keep Smith and pass on Manning.

/Niners D is beyond scary
 
2012-03-16 06:14:54 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Bestest: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It wasn't the quarterback that ended their season for them

/just sayin...

No, but if they had a better one, the game wouldn't have even been in reach for the Giants.

Good point

/but I thought he did OK
//he sure ain't Montana
///or Young


He did bad but not negative. If that makes sense. He couldn't sustain a drive but he didn't make major mistakes.
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2012-03-16 06:18:26 PM  

PowerSlacker: He's going to Cleveland?


i3.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-16 06:21:54 PM  

Nickdude: I dont know if Peyton will be a good fit for the Niners at this point. Alex Smith has (finally) made great strides at his position and i think to yank him out of the starting position at this point will have a negative effect on not only him, but on the team as a whole. One of the things that made the Niners great last season was "camp Alex" during the lockout. He built up a report with the entire team and (rightfully) earned ALL of their respect. To bring in someone like Peyton and have him start over the locker room favorite Smith could fracture the team unity which led them to the NFC championship game.

tl;dr, Peyton would be good for the niners if he stays on the bench and teaches


The problem is that while I agree that Alex made great stride this season and stepped up as a leader, he's still seriously under-performing. The Niners were at the bottom of the barrel in 3rd down conversions at 29%, second worst next to St. Louis at 28%. That's not a championship quality offense. The Niners got as far as they did through an exceptional defense, which makes letting Carlos Rogers explore free agency so stupid, and giving the Offense a hundred chances to score each game. The difference was glaringly obvious in the NFC championship where we went 1 for 13 on 3rd downs. 1 for 13 and we still almost won the game. That needs to change and I think Peyton's the best fix for it.
 
2012-03-16 06:23:40 PM  
I think it comes down to whether he prefers spending his last couple years earning mega money or winning.
 
2012-03-16 06:26:03 PM  
Toronto Argonauts

/Book it.
 
2012-03-16 06:29:30 PM  
Manning to Moss?

forum.i3d.net
 
2012-03-16 06:30:01 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Nickdude: I dont know if Peyton will be a good fit for the Niners at this point. Alex Smith has (finally) made great strides at his position and i think to yank him out of the starting position at this point will have a negative effect on not only him, but on the team as a whole. One of the things that made the Niners great last season was "camp Alex" during the lockout. He built up a report with the entire team and (rightfully) earned ALL of their respect. To bring in someone like Peyton and have him start over the locker room favorite Smith could fracture the team unity which led them to the NFC championship game.

tl;dr, Peyton would be good for the niners if he stays on the bench and teaches

The problem is that while I agree that Alex made great stride this season and stepped up as a leader, he's still seriously under-performing. The Niners were at the bottom of the barrel in 3rd down conversions at 29%, second worst next to St. Louis at 28%. That's not a championship quality offense. The Niners got as far as they did through an exceptional defense, which makes letting Carlos Rogers explore free agency so stupid, and giving the Offense a hundred chances to score each game. The difference was glaringly obvious in the NFC championship where we went 1 for 13 on 3rd downs. 1 for 13 and we still almost won the game. That needs to change and I think Peyton's the best fix for it.


I just dont know if Peytons "coach in a helmet" play style will help. I do agree that the redzone offense and 3rd down conversions were THE problem last season, both of which are Quarterback situations. As much as i hate to say it (HE'S BEEN PLAYING FOR FIVE SIX YEARS!) I'd like to give Alex more time to develop before they sign a potential lame duck of a QB
 
2012-03-16 06:30:33 PM  

downstairs: I still believe the 49ers would be his best bet.


Totally agree. I think he'd do very well in Denver too, but the 49'ers are probably his best chance to get another ring or two.
 
2012-03-16 06:32:49 PM  
good headline subby, better than my entry
 
2012-03-16 06:34:56 PM  
I'm the rare Alex Smith fan. I've been saying for the past seven years that all he needs is an O-line that doesn't do a turnstyle impression on every pass play. It was really nice watching Smith get some protection and succeed.

That being said, Peyton Manning's pretty tempting.
 
2012-03-16 06:35:15 PM  

Nickdude: I dont know if Peyton will be a good fit for the Niners at this point. Alex Smith has (finally) made great strides at his position and i think to yank him out of the starting position at this point will have a negative effect on not only him, but on the team as a whole. One of the things that made the Niners great last season was "camp Alex" during the lockout. He built up a report with the entire team and (rightfully) earned ALL of their respect. To bring in someone like Peyton and have him start over the locker room favorite Smith could fracture the team unity which led them to the NFC championship game.

tl;dr, Peyton would be good for the niners if he stays on the bench and teaches


That is ridiculous. These people are professionals. You think ANY of the 49ers players would rather have Alex Smith be the QB instead of Payton Manning? You're crazy. They would feel bad for Alex, sure, a lot of them are his friends, but they also realize that Payton Manning is a better QB. Plus, Alex Smiths replacement is already on the roster, so Alex is only going to be around for the same amount of time Peyton will be (2 or 3 seasons) and then he's gone anyways (unless he gets a shiatload better). I like Alex Smith but thats nonsense what you're saying.

Lost Thought 00: I think it comes down to whether he prefers spending his last couple years earning mega money or winning.


This will be the big thing he has to figure out. The 49ers won't be able to match Denvers guaranteed money or the Titans "job for life" retardedness, but they will be able to give him 16 mill a year and the best shot he has of getting back to the SB in a year or two.
 
2012-03-16 06:35:28 PM  

Krymson Tyde: downstairs: Krymson Tyde: I kind of want him to go to the Titans just so I can see all of the Colts fans in Tennessee suddenly change allegiance.

Plus, he's kinda popular in Tennessee I believe.

That's the whole point. As soon as he became a Colt a large number of Vol fans became Colts fans. In fact I see more Colts' gear than Titans' gear...way way more. I would look forward to seeing the about face by the "fans"


How could they have been Titans fans? The team only existed in TN for 1 year before Peyton entered the league.
 
2012-03-16 06:40:30 PM  
My plan for the Niners:

Step 1. Sign Manning

Step 2. Trade Smith to the Browns for their #1 pick

Step 3. Draft a big-play receiver to pair with Moss

Step 4. Prepare the Super Bowl trophy case
 
2012-03-16 06:54:04 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: good headline subby, better than my entry


I didn't enjoy it as much, but that's probably just because it gave me flashbacks to Kyle f**king Williams and his single-handed destruction of our chances at the SB.

cdn.bleacherreport.net
/Did we cut him yet?
 
2012-03-16 06:54:31 PM  
While seeing Alex Smith redeem himself and overcoming is something I'd like to see, I can't ignore Peyton. Of course I'd rather have Peyton. Good thing they have the same agent; he can tell Alex to wait until the Manning thing is settled. :P
 
2012-03-16 06:54:58 PM  
I'm happy for SF fans. They're team is gearing up to win while they have the talent to do so. They'll pay through the nose for Manning, but if he brings them a SB in the 3 years or so that he has left, then it will have been worth it.

Better than sticking with Smith and potentially wasting another year when the rest of the team is ready to step up now.
 
2012-03-16 06:55:24 PM  

Glenechocreek: My plan for the Niners:

Step 1. Sign Manning

Step 2. Trade Smith to the Browns for their #1 pick

Step 3. Draft a big-play receiver to pair with Moss

Step 4. Prepare the Super Bowl trophy case


Alex Smith is a free agent. I sure as shiat hope you didn't mean Aldon Smith or Justin Smith. Here is my plan for the dream team 49ers.

1. Sign Manning
2. Sign Lloyd or Manningham
3. Draft a WR and RG in the first two rounds
4. win the next 3 super bowls

I can see it now. Manning + VD + Crabs + Lloyd + Moss + Gore = championships!
 
2012-03-16 06:55:34 PM  
Their. Not they're.
 
2012-03-16 06:59:21 PM  

bukketmaster: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: good headline subby, better than my entry

I didn't enjoy it as much, but that's probably just because it gave me flashbacks to Kyle f**king Williams and his single-handed destruction of our chances at the SB.

[cdn.bleacherreport.net image 320x216]
/Did we cut him yet?


I still can't believe that the difference between the Super Bowl and losing was, entirely, a lack of Ted Ginn.
 
2012-03-16 07:01:46 PM  

Dafatone: bukketmaster: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: good headline subby, better than my entry

I didn't enjoy it as much, but that's probably just because it gave me flashbacks to Kyle f**king Williams and his single-handed destruction of our chances at the SB.

[cdn.bleacherreport.net image 320x216]
/Did we cut him yet?

I still can't believe that the difference between the Super Bowl and losing was, entirely, a lack of Ted Ginn.


As a Buckeye and a Niners Fan, my sincere condolences. His absence probably cost OSU the 2006 NCG as well.
 
2012-03-16 07:04:04 PM  

Epiphany: Glenechocreek: My plan for the Niners:

Step 1. Sign Manning

Step 2. Trade Smith to the Browns for their #1 pick

Step 3. Draft a big-play receiver to pair with Moss

Step 4. Prepare the Super Bowl trophy case

Alex Smith is a free agent. I sure as shiat hope you didn't mean Aldon Smith or Justin Smith. Here is my plan for the dream team 49ers.

1. Sign Manning
2. Sign Lloyd or Manningham
3. Draft a WR and RG in the first two rounds
4. win the next 3 super bowls

I can see it now. Manning + VD + Crabs + Lloyd + Moss + Gore = championships!


Gore won't last 3 more seasons.
 
2012-03-16 07:06:45 PM  
Screw the Broncos, Manning, go where you are almost assured of another ring.

More dancing in the streets of San Francisco, please.
 
2012-03-16 07:08:34 PM  

netweavr: Gore won't last 3 more seasons.


Of course not, but Kendall Hunter will, plus whoever they take with the 32nd pick of the NFL Draft next year as a RB.
 
2012-03-16 07:09:36 PM  

Epiphany: netweavr: Gore won't last 3 more seasons.

Of course not, but Kendall Hunter will, plus whoever they take with the 32nd pick of the NFL Draft next year as a RB.


I love your optimism.
 
2012-03-16 07:10:25 PM  

netweavr: Gore won't last 3 more seasons.


Doesn't matter. For my money RB has become THE most replaceable position on the field. He's a good one but it's not hard to find a serviceable running back. Better than looking for an LT or QB at any rate.
 
2012-03-16 07:11:18 PM  
they're already gay enuff in SF
 
2012-03-16 07:11:53 PM  

JohnBigBootay: netweavr: Gore won't last 3 more seasons.

Doesn't matter. For my money RB has become THE most replaceable position on the field. He's a good one but it's not hard to find a serviceable running back. Better than looking for an LT or QB at any rate.


Gore's more than "a good one." His blocking ability alone sets him head and shoulders above 90% of the RBs out there. I'd honestly rather have him than McFadden.
 
2012-03-16 07:11:54 PM  

Epiphany:

This will be the big thing he has to figure out. The 49ers won't be able to match Denvers guaranteed money or the Titans "job for life" retardedness, but they will be able to give him 16 mill a year and the best shot he has of getting back to the SB in a year or two.


I think the Niners can generate an offer that matches Denver's. I think that most of the high-paid players will be open to salary restructure to free up some guaranteed cash if it means that the team gets Peyton. After all, most of SF's success down the years has been from manipulating the salary system; selling the team out years down the road in exchange for results right now. Also, considering how close we came, adding some incentive bonuses in exchange for pure salary might be an attractive option for some players.
 
2012-03-16 07:12:22 PM  
How on earth do people still believe in smith? He was a glorified placeholder for gore. 1/13 on 3rd in the NFCCG? 32nd ranked red zone offense? These are not progress from anything. Dilfer would laugh...
 
2012-03-16 07:13:41 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Epiphany:

This will be the big thing he has to figure out. The 49ers won't be able to match Denvers guaranteed money or the Titans "job for life" retardedness, but they will be able to give him 16 mill a year and the best shot he has of getting back to the SB in a year or two.

I think the Niners can generate an offer that matches Denver's. I think that most of the high-paid players will be open to salary restructure to free up some guaranteed cash if it means that the team gets Peyton. After all, most of SF's success down the years has been from manipulating the salary system; selling the team out years down the road in exchange for results right now. Also, considering how close we came, adding some incentive bonuses in exchange for pure salary might be an attractive option for some players.


Paraag Marathe is a farking wizard too. He can get it done. I think we can free up some room by cutting parys haralson too.
 
2012-03-16 07:13:44 PM  

Rush Mountmore: How on earth do people still believe in smith? He was a glorified placeholder for gore. 1/13 on 3rd in the NFCCG? 32nd ranked red zone offense? These are not progress from anything. Dilfer would laugh...


SF fans are loyal to a fault. I'll give them that, I'd have signed Campbell/Orton/Kolb/Tebow 3 seasons ago over Smith.
 
2012-03-16 07:15:11 PM  

Rush Mountmore: How on earth do people still believe in smith? He was a glorified placeholder for gore. 1/13 on 3rd in the NFCCG? 32nd ranked red zone offense? These are not progress from anything. Dilfer would laugh...


1/13 isn't ALL his fault. I used to be the biggest Smith hater out there but he is a good QB. He's not great, he's not top teir elite, but he is good. And when the pressure is on, he doesn't choke, he plays the same as he always does.

I think you're forgetting the fact that he out dueled drew brees TWICE in the divisional round.
 
2012-03-16 07:16:39 PM  

netweavr: Rush Mountmore: How on earth do people still believe in smith? He was a glorified placeholder for gore. 1/13 on 3rd in the NFCCG? 32nd ranked red zone offense? These are not progress from anything. Dilfer would laugh...

SF fans are loyal to a fault. I'll give them that, I'd have signed Campbell/Orton/Kolb/Tebow 3 seasons ago over Smith.


The only one of those 4 who's worth anything is Kolb. And even that's open to debate.
 
2012-03-16 07:17:48 PM  

downstairs: I still believe the 49ers would be his best bet.


I thought that was their best fit as well so I dont know what this guy is talking about sleeper team, who cares what the team said in public? They have to support the current wife in case shiat doesnt work out with the mistress, duh.....

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It wasn't the quarterback that ended their season for them


Hes kind of like trent dilfer for the ravens, sure hes a super bowl winning QB but is he really super bowl caliber?
 
2012-03-16 07:18:23 PM  
Interesting that the final 3 (Niners, Broncos, Titans) all play in stadiums as opposed to domes (where Manning shines) - any one thinking that the snow might be a factor in this decision (assuming $$$ is same)?
 
2012-03-16 07:19:19 PM  
Any of those guys would have put the niners at no 1 seed and would have put them in the sb. If I see that smith gets a new contract, I'm going to laugh. Then get my ass beat bc I live in the bay area.
/imagine a Payton - Rodgers NFCCG
 
2012-03-16 07:19:31 PM  

Glenechocreek: Screw the Broncos, Manning, go where you are almost assured of another ring.

More dancing in the streets of San Francisco, please.


Peyton will be sashaying, not dancing.
 
2012-03-16 07:20:18 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: Krymson Tyde: downstairs: Krymson Tyde: I kind of want him to go to the Titans just so I can see all of the Colts fans in Tennessee suddenly change allegiance.

Plus, he's kinda popular in Tennessee I believe.

That's the whole point. As soon as he became a Colt a large number of Vol fans became Colts fans. In fact I see more Colts' gear than Titans' gear...way way more. I would look forward to seeing the about face by the "fans"

It's gonna suck when he signs with Denver then huh? :)


Interestingly there are more than a few Florida fans here, an now you often see Tebow's Denver jersey. Once I saw a family of 3 all wearing them.

Might be fun to hear the pissing contest between gator and vol fans on local sports talk radio.
 
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