NFL  > San Francisco 49ers  > REASONS WHY THE 49ERS REJECTED MANNING.
March 8, 2012, 10:01 PM
1) Alex Smith has made tremendous progress, he almost matched his 2006 stats

2) No on is interested in Manning so why should the 49ers

3) Smith is a better attraction to free agent WR's, Manning is to demanding

4) Manning wants to wear Montana's retired #16 Jersey,

5) Smith has a more magnetic personality

6) Smith is a better actor and should be making commercials instead of Manning

7) The 49ers did not want their new stadium to be known as " THE HOUSE THAT MANNING BUILT II ", they wanted it to be known as "ALEX SMITHS HOUSE OF NERDS"

8) Harbaughs revenge; He coached the QB that will push Manning out, now he is coaching the QB that will break all of Mannings records.

9) Harbaugh will place a bounty on Manning when they play them- sorry I shouldn't have said that, I meant he will give him a roll of bounty hand towels so he can wipe his face every time his chew drools down the front of his face.

10) Common we all Know Alex is a better choice for HOF than Manning.
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March 8, 2012  10:45 PM ET
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Narry,You've already got a playoff team,and getting manning? would set ya back years,Yer gonna be in the playoffs this year already.

I disagree with you, the Niners would be the favorite to reach the Super Bowl with Manning at QB. The future is now.

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March 9, 2012  07:08 AM ET
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[B]REASONS WHY THE 49ERS REJECTED MANNING[/B]

Gee., Mr. Obvious has become an NFL-fan.

With such awe-inspiring "insight", I'm sure everyone (here) will be breathlessly-awaiting your predictions for the up-coming season.....zzzzzzz

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March 9, 2012  08:05 AM ET
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49r's/steelers = super-bowl !.......that'll wake-up shaman !

I'd LOVE to have another shot, at them....with our ENTIRE TEAM playing....HEALTHY!!!!

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/12/steelers-49ers-saturday-injury-report -week-15-roethlisberger-questionable-pouncey-out/
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http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/story/2011-12-20/49ers-steeler s/52087140/1

March 9, 2012  08:27 AM ET
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49r's/steelers = super-bowl !.......that'll wake-up shaman !

LOL!! a mini-comedy bit, inside another comedy bit.....

March 9, 2012  10:48 AM ET

Oh good Lord...


Narry, when did you become a comedian? ;)

March 9, 2012  03:26 PM ET
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Oh good Lord...Narry, when did you become a comedian? ;)

Narry is just naturally funny.

March 9, 2012  09:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Narry,You've already got a playoff team,and getting manning? would set ya back years,Yer gonna be in the playoffs this year already.

I'd love to see the contract the 49ers offered Smith. He and his agent Tom Condon have rejected it, they want a 5 year contract, that must mean that the 49ers probably only offered him a 2-3 contract. I wonder if that means Alex will walk away from the 49ers under Condons advice. Drew Brees is another client of Condons- and he has said he will not play if the Saints don't offer him a multi-year contract instead of the franchise tag. Condon is also Mannings agent, I wonder if he is demanding a multi-year 3+ year contract for Peyton. Condon just wants a piece of all that guaranteed money from all three of his clients.

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March 9, 2012  10:20 PM ET
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I'd love to see the contract the 49ers offered Smith. He and his agent Tom Condon have rejected it, they want a 5 year contract, that must mean that the 49ers probably only offered him a 2-3 contract. I wonder if that means Alex will walk away from the 49ers under Condons advice. Drew Brees is another client of Condons- and he has said he will not play if the Saints don't offer him a multi-year contract instead of the franchise tag. Condon is also Mannings agent, I wonder if he is demanding a multi-year 3+ year contract for Peyton. Condon just wants a piece of all that guaranteed money from all three of his clients.

Smith has only had one decent year and his agent is already demanding a long term contract. They should try and sign Flynn and then trade Smith.

March 10, 2012  08:20 AM ET

What would have been nice to see in free agency is; Peyton Mannning signing with the 49ers and Alex Smith going to Miami to team up with his old High School teammate Reggie Bush. The 2 of them were quit prolific together. Even after they split both became Heisman candidates, they both became candidates in the same year as a matter of fact- the first time ever in the history of the Heisman Trophy that you had 2 ex- H.S. teammates as finalist in the same year 2004.

March 10, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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I disagree with you, the Niners would be the favorite to reach the Super Bowl with Manning at QB. The future is now.

I think there is where Jim Harbaugh's ego holds the team back.

The last nine Super Bowls were won by teams with top level quarterbacks:
- SB38 Tom Brady
- SB39 Tom Brady
- SB40 Ben Roethlisberger
- SB41 Peyton Manning
- SB42 Eli Manning
- SB43 Ben Roethlisberger
- SB44 Drew Brees
- SB45 Aaron Rodgers
- SB46 Eli Manning

Somehow I just don't see Alex Smith's name making that list.

March 10, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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You already have a good QB,No need too go with an old one [that has a big question mark on his health and age,he hasn't played in a season,and all kinds of teams are willing too swallow his high price tag,playing the lottery on this QB.Whoever get's him? rots of ruck.Drew's worth it though.

Ya I know we have a good QB but right now he is designated as the #2 QB on the team. Unless Smith goes to the Manning Football camp and learns to read defenses and throw more accurately, fans may not be as tolerant this year. Last year after every game Harbaugh would give his press conference and say, Alex won the game for us, never taking or giving credit to the coaching staff. Everyone knows it was the coaching staff that got them to where they went in the playoffs. If you had Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick in the draft in the same year there would be no way you would pass up on Kaepernick. I see some similarities between Kaepernick and Aaron Rodgers, with a sight advantage going to Rodgers as a more accurate passer, but the more pure athlete is Kaepernick. If Kaepernick can throw 90+ mile per hour fastballs as a pitcher in H.S. and had teams wanting to draft him as a major league pitcher, I'd say he has the coordination to hit the target, as a kid Kaepernick won several Punt, Pass, and Kick competitions which may not seem like much but if you want to be impressed with collegiate stats, he was a stand out athlete in 3 sports, Football, Baseball and Basketball, read Kaepernicks bio. He beat Kellen Moore of Boise ( when Boise had a 28 game winning streak,( Moore only lost 3 collegiate games- holds the NCAA record for most wins in a NCAA career) when UNR was a rag tag team. Kaepernick has the advantage over Moore because he is taller, Moore is 6'0"- not very attractive to Pro Teams.

March 10, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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I think there is where Jim Harbaugh's ego holds the team back.The last nine Super Bowls were won by teams with top level quarterbacks:- SB38 Tom Brady- SB39 Tom Brady- SB40 Ben Roethlisberger- SB41 Peyton Manning- SB42 Eli Manning- SB43 Ben Roethlisberger- SB44 Drew Brees- SB45 Aaron Rodgers- SB46 Eli ManningSomehow I just don't see Alex Smith's name making that list.

Alex Smith is good at managing a team but can't carry it like the great QB's.

March 10, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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...He beat Kellen Moore of Boise ( when Boise had a 28 game winning streak...

This is one of the most annoying things that football fans say. No quarterback is ever even on the field at the same time as another so how could one beat another? Each quarterback plays against the opposing team's defense so you can't even accurately quantify one's performance versus that of the other. Teams beat other teams. Also, when Nevada beat Boise State, it was the missed kicks by Boise State's kicker that had the biggest impact on the outcome of the game.

March 10, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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Alex Smith is good at managing a team but can't carry it like the great QB's.

Similar statements were made about Eli Manning until he actually proved that those statements were wrong.

 
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