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08:02 AM ET 09.08 | Five teams reportedly called about David Garrard ... are the Niners one of them? Coach Jim Harbaugh did not close the door on the possibility the 49ers are pursuing free-agent quarterback David Garrard, whom the Jacksonville Jaguars released Tuesday. Are the 49ers interested in Garrard? "I'm not going to comment on that," Harbaugh said Wednesday. "We're interested in one thing, that's what makes our football team better." ... Are the 49ers one of the five teams that called Tuesday to inquire about the services of free-agent quarterback David Garrard? "I've been sworn to secrecy," Garrard's agent, Al Irby, told CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday.

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September 8, 2011  08:04 AM ET

49'ers should jump at this.... But.

September 8, 2011  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

49'ers should jump at this.... But.

But they are in the Suck for Luck sweepstakes.

September 8, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Would be a good move, but they will not do it.

September 8, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Garrard AIN'T the answer, in a run controlled offense he still had trouble completing passes. I say the 49'ers tank the season and then start over with Luck.

September 8, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Garrard AIN'T the answer, in a run controlled offense he still had trouble completing passes. I say the 49'ers tank the season and then start over with Luck.

Can't maintain a fanbase when you tank a season.

September 8, 2011  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Can't maintain a fanbase when you tank a season.

wine and brie anyone????

September 8, 2011  08:24 AM ET

It's always dangerous when you put all your hopes on great college QB who is unproven. Leaf, Russell, Harrington, Carr, and and a horde of others come to mind. Mind you, Carr never got the chance as he was always look at the turn from an inch away.

September 8, 2011  08:27 AM ET
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It's always dangerous when you put all your hopes on great college QB who is unproven. Leaf, Russell, Harrington, Carr, and and a horde of others come to mind. Mind you, Carr never got the chance as he was always look at the turn from an inch away.

Carr had a fair chance for Texas.

September 8, 2011  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Carr had a fair chance for Texas.

*Houston

September 8, 2011  08:32 AM ET
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*Houston

Carr just had a bad line and he didn't react quick enough for that.

September 8, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Ah, Spam guy returns.

September 8, 2011  08:38 AM ET
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Carr just had a bad line and he didn't react quick enough for that.

Yep. They threw him into the fire in a brand new franchise when he wasn't ready.

September 8, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Yep. They threw him into the fire in a brand new franchise when he wasn't ready.

And the experts (LOL) say the best experience is to stick your franchise QB right into there, I believe it only worked with Aikman and Marino, but I might be wrong.

September 8, 2011  08:44 AM ET

Only 5 teams? I'd be looking to upgrade if I were the GM in San Fran, Seattle, Oakland, Indy, Cincinatti, Buffalo, Miami or Washington. Add to that Carolina and any other team that's going with their rookie first-rounder under center. I'm guessing he'll start after a few weeks, but he would also be a decent backup for all but a handful of contenders.

September 8, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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And the experts (LOL) say the best experience is to stick your franchise QB right into there, I believe it only worked with Aikman and Marino, but I might be wrong.

Aikman and Peyton Manning both were thrown in (don't know about Marino), but both sucked badly the first season. I think they would've been good either way.

September 8, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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Only 5 teams? I'd be looking to upgrade if I were the GM in San Fran, Seattle, Oakland, Indy, Cincinatti, Buffalo, Miami or Washington. Add to that Carolina and any other team that's going with their rookie first-rounder under center. I'm guessing he'll start after a few weeks, but he would also be a decent backup for all but a handful of contenders.

He qualifies as a shiny FA.... I think Washington has turned the corner from going after them - Especially for the QB position, with it being this close to the start of the season.

September 8, 2011  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

And the experts (LOL) say the best experience is to stick your franchise QB right into there, I believe it only worked with Aikman and Marino, but I might be wrong.

The jury is still out on Sam Bradford and Matthew "China Doll" Stafford, but so far it's working for them. And you can't argue that the Jests haven't been successful with their "Sanchize" quarterback, although he's one of the weak spots of that team.

These days, few teams have the luxury of being able to "season" a rookie before throwing him into the game. Too bad. In the long run, you get better QBs and better football if a new guy gets a season or two to come up to the NFL level.

September 8, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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Who's you starting qb this weekend?

We're going with the quarterback that gives us the best opportunity to win the game.

September 8, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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which is?

Better than Eli Manning.

 
September 8, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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<giggles>but Eli won the superbowl

So did Trent Dilfer... Your point?

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