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Is Garrard a good fit for 49ers?

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10:07 AM ET 09.18 | David Garrard and the 49ers could end up a good match. And it's one the 49ers have given some thought to. The problem is how Garrard would fit in with the team while learning the offense. He could be viewed as a potential replacement for Alex Smith in the second half of the season if Smith falters. But in the meantime, he would take away valuable practice reps from Colin Kaepernick, and signing him likely would force the team to part with Scott Tolzien.

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September 18, 2011  10:08 AM ET

Why not give him a shot? Who the hell is Tolzien anyway?

September 18, 2011  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why not give him a shot? Who the hell is Tolzien anyway?

Who is Garrad???

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September 18, 2011  10:22 AM ET
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Who is Smith?

Alright who the ef is Kaepernick...Are they just making up names in the article?

September 18, 2011  10:27 AM ET

"Who am I? Why am I here?" -- Adm. James Stockdale

September 18, 2011  10:31 AM ET

Nice to see Scott Tolzien finally get his moment in the sun. lol

September 18, 2011  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"Who am I? Why am I here?" -- Adm. James Stockdale

"<growl> Gridlock!"

September 18, 2011  10:35 AM ET
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"<growl> Gridlock!"

Eh, could you repeat that? My hearing aid wasn't turned on.

September 18, 2011  10:40 AM ET
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Alright who the ef is Kaepernick...Are they just making up names in the article?

On April 29, 2011, The San Francisco 49ers traded up with the Denver Broncos from the thirteen pick in the second round (#45 overall) to select Colin Kaepernick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Denver Broncos received picks 45, 108 and 141 overall in exchange for the 36th overall pick. He will be in competition with quarterback Alex Smith for the starting position.

September 18, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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On April 29, 2011, The San Francisco 49ers traded up with the Denver Broncos from the thirteen pick in the second round (#45 overall) to select Colin Kaepernick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Denver Broncos received picks 45, 108 and 141 overall in exchange for the 36th overall pick. He will be in competition with quarterback Alex Smith for the starting position.

THAT clears it all up....

September 18, 2011  10:46 AM ET
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THAT clears it all up....

He played for Nevada. Looks like the 49's gave up a butt load of picks for him.

September 18, 2011  10:49 AM ET
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He played for Nevada. Looks like the 49's gave up a butt load of picks for him.

And therefore... why the hell would they want to sign Garrard?

No point...

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September 18, 2011  11:01 AM ET

Does it really matter at this point? I'd rather see them throw Kaepernick to the wolves and decide one way or the other whether he has the chops to build a team around than to continue on the QB carousel.

The QB position has been a revolving door of inconsistency/inadequacy since Jeff Garcia bolted. A band-aid is not a suitable replacement for a tourniquet. It's time to get this fixed.

September 18, 2011  11:02 AM ET

Suck for luck

September 18, 2011  11:19 AM ET

Jeff is available

September 18, 2011  11:19 AM ET

Jeff is available

September 18, 2011  11:20 AM ET

Garrard is an upgrade over Alex Smith, but SF missed out on a lot of those in free agency. It's a little late now.

 
September 18, 2011  12:03 PM ET
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Who is Smith?

who are the 49ers?

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