I would like to know HOW this is wrong? What is there to prove this? Alfie then makes this statement regarding the Seattle Seahawks:
I posed the "when has a team built up everything first then got a QB" question on BCC and the immediate responses were SEA/SF. WRONG.— Alfie Crow (@AlfieBCC) March 26, 2013
However, Seneca Wallace was traded to Cleveland in 2010. The same year Matt Hasselback was released and Charlie Whitehurst was traded for. That left Whitehurst and JP Losman as starters that year. In 2011, they acquired Tavaris Jackson, who started that year. It wasn't until 2012 did they find their Franchise QB Russell Wilson. So Pete Carroll went through "TWO" quarterbacks before he got Wilson, not "4-6" as you mentioned. And While you are correct about Baalke/Harbaugh taking Wilson their first year, they inherited a team already built up from the previous regime coached by Mike Singletary. They didn't start from scratch like the Jags are now.
@jagnation813 Seattle went thru 4-5 QB's under Carroll before hitting Wilson. Baalke/Harbaugh's first year they took Kaepernick. Didn't wait— Alfie Crow (@AlfieBCC) March 26, 2013
This statement couldn't be more FALSE! They waited THREE YEARS to draft a Quarterback! If that's not building up a team FOR a future QB, then we will just have to agree to disagree.
Seattle ran through a handful of QB's before hitting on Wilson. They didn't wait on QB by building "everything else".— Alfie Crow (@AlfieBCC) March 26, 2013
Not taking Geno Smith in the first round isn't "willfully ignoring" it to fill other holes first. Its building a stronger team all around so when we FIND our franchise quarterback, he will succeed immediately and not get shell-shocked like Blaine Gabbert and David Carr. Too many quarterbacks have come into this league looking to become a star on a DISMAL team and they just crumbled. Its not fair, nor even possible to expect that. That's why I don't want Geno, or Matt Barkley or a pick before the 4th round spent on a quarterback. Draft Matt Scott or Zac Dysert and let him compete with Gabbert/Henne. No pressure, no financial justifications, no awkwardness, just compete and best man wins.
It's not even about Geno Smith. They're drafting a QB this year. They're not going to willfully ignore it to "fill other holes first".— Alfie Crow (@AlfieBCC) March 26, 2013