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Alex Smith has never won a playoff game. How many games has he won? He sucks, look around, ask around. Any way you spin it he sucks. And unless McNabb pulls a Favre with another team, he looks washed up. He is lacking weapons though. Hed make a good mentor.

Smith also hasn't made the playoffs, but that's got a lot to do with him being on a shitty 9ers team for the last 5 years. You make a good point with the last bit though...but if Luck eventually took over would McNabb feel "disrespected" again?

im not saying to get any of them. IM just saying there is no way in hell I would want Alex smith as my option. Id rather draft luck or *** have clausen start over alex smith

I would rather get Luck too so they don't have to look through the bargain bin. Clausen is god-awful, always has been and always will be. Unless the goal is to suck again and get the #1 next year to draft Luck then there's no reason to believe Clausen is the long term answer.

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I would rather get Luck too so they don't have to look through the bargain bin. Clausen is god-awful, always has been and always will be. Unless the goal is to suck again and get the #1 next year to draft Luck then there's no reason to believe Clausen is the long term answer.

u could say the same thing for alex smith hence why I dont want that garbage.

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Alex Smith in 2010: 12TDs 10INT 60.4% 210YPG 79.7 Rating

Donovan McNabb in 2010: 14TDs 15INT 58.3% 260YPG 77.1 Rating

How exactly are they any different? It's not as if McNabb is running around anymore. He's got only 70 yards less rushing than Smith and 6 more fumbles. Plus McNabb is 34. He's just as ridiculous of a suggestion as Smith. One would be far cheaper and less competition to sign though.

this isn't about who we want starting, it's about a mentor for the young guy. Someone on the sideline that can help him out when times are rough. McNabb may be that player but honestly I suspect he will still want to start.

so really, it's like this:

Luck & Mcnabb & Clausen/Whoever or

Alex Smith & Clausen & Whoever

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step 1: sign mcnabb

step 2: let pickles sit on the bench

step 3: draft AJ green

step 4: WIN!

I could live with this scenario. If Clausen improves and AJ Green proves to be a NFL capable QB, then we'll have the envious scenario San Diego had years ago with Rivers AND Brees. Then we'll have some serious leverage.

Meanwhile we have a veteran that can get us more wins than the rookies could under the same circumstances.

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I could live with this scenario. If Clausen improves and AJ Green proves to be a NFL capable QB, then we'll have the envious scenario San Diego had years ago with Rivers AND Brees. Then we'll have some serious leverage.

Meanwhile we have a veteran that can get us more wins than the rookies could under the same circumstances.

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AJ Green is a receiver.

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this isn't about who we want starting, it's about a mentor for the young guy. Someone on the sideline that can help him out when times are rough. McNabb may be that player but honestly I suspect he will still want to start.

so really, it's like this:

Luck & Mcnabb & Clausen/Whoever or

Alex Smith & Clausen & Whoever

Don't misunderstand me, I don't think Smith is a long term solution. I want Luck. But the only thing McNabb has over Smith at this point in his career is his experience. But that may be cancelled out by feeling disrespected again if and when Luck outplays him.

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1. Draft Luck

2. Keep Clausen or trade him if you get a nice offer

3. Sign a vet, maybe Marc Bulger to help both young QBs out

I would be happy with this situation

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I don't want McNabb. He's on the decline. If Luck doesn't come out this year, I like the Kolb suggestion. I know he won't be a Free Agent, but he's young and still has some upside. Or possibly even a look at Matt Flynn (Green Bay). He looked pretty impressive in his first start @NE of all places.

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Can someone with the power correct the spelling on the thread title please? If Jim checks here and we cannot spell his name or keep calling him John, he will not want to come here.

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Kolb is another one I'd like to have here, but I think he'd cost a lot more and I'm not sure Philadelphia is ready to give him up.

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Don't misunderstand me, I don't think Smith is a long term solution. I want Luck. But the only thing McNabb has over Smith at this point in his career is his experience. But that may be cancelled out by feeling disrespected again if and when Luck outplays him.

I don't think Smith would be a good mentor personally, just because I think he will be looking for a fresh start. McNabb has disadvantages too but he is the most seasoned veteran.

He wasn't benched because Orton outplayed him btw.

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seriously, get off the Alex Smith thing. nothing you can say will make him any better. Dude sucks.

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