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Jerry Rice thinks the 49ers should sign Peyton Manning

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Jerry Rice caught passes from a couple Hall of Famers in San Francisco, Joe Montana and Steve Young. Now Rice thinks it’s time for the 49ers to get themselves another quarterback who will one day be in the Hall of Fame.

Rice said today that if the 49ers want to win the Super Bowl, there’s one move that can put them over the top: Sign Peyton Manning.

I think you go for it,” Rice said, via the Bay Area News Group. “A guy of that talent, you’ve got everything in place. You’ve got a defense that smacks you in the mouth. You just need a little more out of the offense. That’s not knocking what Alex [Smith] did. [Manning] can take you to a whole different level.”

Manning is expected to be released and become an unrestricted free agent by the end of the week, and when that happens Rice believes Manning is going to sign with some team and make that team significantly better.

“If he goes to the Washington Redskins, I guarantee they win 10 games. If he goes to Miami, they win 10 games,” Rice said.

And if Manning goes to a team that was only one game away from the Super Bowl last season, Rice sees no reason to think he can’t follow in Montana and Young’s footsteps and bring another title to San Francisco.

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  1. medtxpack says: Mar 6, 2012 3:37 PM

    wont happen, Niners needs to spend money on a WR…

  2. silverandblack052099 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:37 PM

    Jerry,

    Shut your mouth!

    -Alex Smith

  3. ebeg420 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:39 PM

    Good point…..

  4. mikebe1 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:40 PM

    He is right

  5. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:40 PM

    The 49ers were an elite QB from winning it all last year. I cant disagree with Jerry Rice. One of the WRs to wear the Silver & Black. Watching Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, & Rich Gannon play was like poetry in motion.

  6. 1phd says: Mar 6, 2012 3:40 PM

    I wouldn’t have a problem with it at all.

  7. uberniner says: Mar 6, 2012 3:41 PM

    It would be interesting….

  8. JackLeone says: Mar 6, 2012 3:44 PM

    With all due respect, I don’t want to hear Jerry Rice opinion on any other position unless it’s about a WR. Some of you all might not like that but I don’t care. That’s my opinion. The new coach obviously knows what he is doing with Alex Smith. The did fairly well last season. The team was probably the only ones who believed they would be successful. Don’t interfere with the chemistry. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Jerry Rice is trying to fix something that “ain’t” broken.

  9. sledgehorn says: Mar 6, 2012 3:45 PM

    Peyton Manning wants to keep winning. The guy is a massive competitor. If he wants another shot at winning a Super Bowl, San-Fran is his best chance. They truly are a franchise QB (Manning) and WR (Reggie Wayne?) from being contenders year after year.

  10. ottograham says: Mar 6, 2012 3:45 PM

    He aint lyin

  11. kane337 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:47 PM

    He is right. I hope they don’t sign him.

  12. thatobnoxiousguy says: Mar 6, 2012 3:49 PM

    Manning ain’t going to the Niners. Give that dream up.

    He will want a chance to play in the Super Bowl, and that ain’t happening with S.F.. They had a very nice cinderella story last year but thats all it was, a fairy tale fluke season that will not happen again. A one hit wonder.

    Plus, Manning is a competitor, and he will want to beat Indy, and he loves his rivalry with the fraud Cindy Brady.

    The Texans would be a lock for the big game with Peyton and beat the Colts twice on the way, but they will stick with Schaub.

    Eliminate the J-E-T-S, Manning doesn’t want to be associated with a classless coach like Rex.
    He will not go to Miami (the don’t have the talent to make a run)

    Tennessee(not a chance)

    Face it, if he wants to beat the Colts and stick it to Irsay then Kansas City is the best fit. With Manning at QB, Charles at RB healthy, Bowe, and possibly Wayne at wideout, with Moeaki coming back at TE, that will be a good offense. They already have one of the best young underrated defenses in the league. They definitly make a run at a title under the radar with Manning.

  13. heyguru1969 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:50 PM

    The talk about Reggie Wayne following Manning would be the best-case for San Fran, since right now the receiving corps other than TE Davis leave a lot to be desired. From skill-set to heart, there are a lot of question marks out there at WR that Manning can’t fix. Improve yes, but maybe not enough to win it all.

  14. derfshambeaux says: Mar 6, 2012 3:50 PM

    @medtxpack

    Where Peyton goes, Reggie Wayne will follow.

  15. duanethomas says: Mar 6, 2012 3:51 PM

    Peyton Manning throwing to Kyle Williams….Peyton would get hurt trying to tackle db’s as they go for the endzone after Williams fumbles or has the pass bounce off his hands.

  16. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Mar 6, 2012 3:52 PM

    Jerry. There is a guy named Jim Harbaugh who runs your old team now. He kind of knows what he’s doing. He has repeatedly said “Alex is our guy.”

    Anyone can win with a Peyton Manning. Wouldn’t you and your fellow Niner legends get a bigger rise out of seeing Harbaugh’s belief in Alex Smith pay off with a Super Bowl win this year?

    Wouldn’t that be way more satisfying and rewarding than just bringing in the most expensive free agent in history and buying your Super Bowl?

  17. phlockar says: Mar 6, 2012 3:52 PM

    You need elite QB’s to win rings in this league.
    If Manning is healthy, he’s elite. Smith isn’t.

  18. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    Do they even have that sort of cap room? I can’t imagine their defense is that stacked without some cash flow invested into it.

  19. antalicus says: Mar 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    It makes sense because whatever team gets Peyton will have a good shot at Reggie Wayne

  20. gslumbers says: Mar 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    Jerry Rice played for the raiders? also: who’s Rich Gannon?: Manning on the niners would be over the top good. A-smith was a mistake, Niners need to admit it and move on. They should be kicking themselves for not picking up Aaron Rodgers when they could.

  21. kungfubillysims says: Mar 6, 2012 3:54 PM

    In other news kungfubillysims thinks the 49ers are going to go 9-7 next year and the only reason they will even make the playoffs is that they play in the weakest division in the league.

  22. godofwine330 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:54 PM

    Rice was great…as a player. I can’t say I agree with him on this. Former Browns have been running their mouth on TV/radio for years about this and that, but the only one worth listening to is running the Baltimore Ravens-Ozzie Newsome. He was a former player that worked his way up through the organization and became a GM, a person worthy of respect for his work in personel as much as what he has done on the field. For decades former players have been able to get TV gigs (because there are more than 50 jobs on multiple networks), but not many players have been able to do it as a successful GM. I cannot think of another former player who has a ring as a team’s GM other than Ozzie.

    Former players need to stop thinking they always know what their former team should do, because if they did they would be employed by them still. Manning is suspect, and I would not bet the farm on him playing 2 more years or 4. Manning 2010, maybe, but you just might get Manning 2011 for the 2012 season.

  23. awdlmd says: Mar 6, 2012 3:55 PM

    Let’s see that list of QBs that have won Super Bowls with multiple teams again?

  24. skeebo80 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:55 PM

    Jerry is head on here. Alex had a good year and folks wanna worship him. Peyton has been the standard for years now in the nfl. They dont call him the GOAT for nothing.

  25. grninerfan says: Mar 6, 2012 3:57 PM

    I love you Jerry but you are wrong. if we sign Peyton we then will lose Alex and if Manning gets paralyzed then what? Bad idea, Mr. Manning should retire but if he is going to go out on a stretcher I don’t want it to be in Candlestick.

  26. blue18hutthutt says: Mar 6, 2012 3:59 PM

    Sign now and you’ll get one free limited edition Reggie Wayne if you call in the next 30min, and if you also call in the next 30min we’ll throw in a petite Garcon too

  27. cali49er707 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:00 PM

    oh jerry….. if only you were the GM

  28. jgava19 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:01 PM

    Who cares what he thinks. I want to know what Joshua Cribbs thinks.

  29. homelanddefense says: Mar 6, 2012 4:01 PM

    I wish Peyton would stay with Indy. He looks like a savoir because they collapsed without him, even with him that team would have been 7-9 this year, tops.

    Que the thumbs downs!

  30. numberoneinthehoodg says: Mar 6, 2012 4:04 PM

    I guess that signing with the Raiders and Seahawks was the missing piece too? Say’s the guy who took a little less then 2 mil to sign a one day contract to retire as a niner. Shut up Jerry, don’t be jealous that Randy is still getting headlines.

  31. backstageatapuppetshow says: Mar 6, 2012 4:07 PM

    Why is this news?

    Peyton Manning could win 10 games if he went to ANY team in the entire league, not just the 49ers.

    Not only has he carried the Colts for 14 years but he has basically Coached the Offensive side of the team.

    He has allowed many men to benefit their careers just by being around him.

    All we have to do is look at what happened to Indy last season to see the impact he has on a team.

    Peyton Manning is not only arguably the best QB in the NFL over the past 10 years but is also arguably one of the best Offensive minds in the entire league, a league filled with Coaches who copy one another.

    Manning is the only player not to have his scheme copied, mainly because he is one of the only men who understand it, and has not shared his complete knowledge of it, a scheme which is filled with concepts, not play calls.

    The league is filled with men Coaching this sport who have no business in their position.

    These men jump from team to team each season riding their talent, and hardly ever seem to focus on new ideas.

    Peyton Manning will have the last laugh, and those who laugh last, laugh BEST!

  32. georgebrett says: Mar 6, 2012 4:07 PM

    Manning isn’t going anywhere. Irsay has more money than all.

  33. wlubake says: Mar 6, 2012 4:08 PM

    Won’t happen. Harbaugh won’t want Peyton to get all the credit for their success.

  34. jgava19 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:08 PM

    Will Manning get full arm strength back? Will he be very tentative now? A manning at 80% meansore incompletions and int’s. Will his nerves be good one day then not so good the next. Happens a lot with people who have had same procedure. Things ate going great, then they regress. Forget the QB sneak. He will never lead with his head ever again.

    He’s going to be far too expensive to rent for a few years. He will change how a team runs its offense. Too much risk. Too much uncertainty.

  35. bushido49ers says: Mar 6, 2012 4:08 PM

    First, I love Alex Smith because he didn’t quit on us. And I will always hold him in high regard. But you have to at least talk to Peyton and see what comes of it. I want that sixth Lombardi Trophy! GO NINERS!

  36. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 6, 2012 4:10 PM

    Would be great to see #18 land in the AFC East to battle Tom at least two times per year. Two epic stars battling deep into the twighlight of their careers, seeing whose lights will go out first.

  37. nebster21 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:11 PM

    why does Peyton have some young daughters that JR can take advantage of?

  38. colt2011 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:12 PM

    A Manning-Wayne package combo would seal the deal. SF has a solid well rounded team. No disrespect to Alex Smith whatsoever. He’s had a lot of changes in his young career, never a chance to get comfortable until Harbaugh came along and believed in him. But, Peyton’s getting closer to retirement and could very well take Niners over the top. But, doubt it will happen as brother Eli is in NFC. If Colts don’t want him, Miami might give him a shot. They too need an elite QB to get them back on top. I clearly recall when the Dolphins were #1 in their division and Pats were LAST. Then Marino met Montana in that 1 SuperBowl. Dan was just a kid with Joe the Pro as an opponent. We all know how that game ended.

  39. jgava19 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:14 PM

    Too much risk and uncertainty. Irsay is no fool. He’s not bringing Manning back. If he does and he is a shell of himself, he will regret it forever. 18 is going to be someone else’s problem. Bank on it.

  40. wickerphil says: Mar 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    grninerfan:

    If you lose Alex Smith, you lose a guy that can be easily replaced by any number of 2nd tier QB free agents. Or you can just play your 2nd round pick from last year, a guy that some scouts claimed was better than Cam Newton. The hurdle with Manning signing with your team is not Alex Smith. Because where is Smith going to go? Who is going to offer Smith a starting job? (Before you answer, pop in the tape of the NFC title game.) If you guys sign Manning, Smith should be happy to catch on for the minimum salary and get himself a ring.

  41. goldrush36 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:17 PM

    SF is sitting on $30m in cap room without even reflecting that it is going to raise. If they want it to happen it will. Here’s the thing though…… It’s not gonna happen

  42. mikea311 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:18 PM

    in the NFC Championship game, the Giants couldn’t move the ball on San Fran becuase the 49ers defense, the 49ers couldn’t move the balls on the Giants becuase Alex smith sucks.

  43. bozosforall says: Mar 6, 2012 4:19 PM

    homelanddefense says:
    Mar 6, 2012 4:01 PM
    I wish Peyton would stay with Indy. He looks like a savoir because they collapsed without him, even with him that team would have been 7-9 this year, tops.

    Que the thumbs downs!

    __
    Peyton Manning fans don’t care what you jealous Tom Brady fans think PM should do. Manning will always be the better QB between the two and once he gets a defense the quality of the Niner defense to compliment his offensive skill set, he will roll towards one or more additional SB titles.

    Queue the crybaby Pats fans denying their unending denials!

  44. sbxxix says: Mar 6, 2012 4:19 PM

    I’m tired of all these clueless “football fans”… The NFC West is no longer the weakest division. If it wasn’t for the Rams, that division would be right there with the AFC North or NFC South. Everyone always talks about the NFC East and they have the same amount of wins as the NFC West so stop with all that Weak division talk…

    The 49ers will probably not go 13-3 again, but 10-6 seems likely and it’s only because they’ll have a tougher schedule with them having to play 1st place teams next season. The 49ers are not a fluke team. Those who know and understand football will say the same. That team should have been in the playoffs 3 years ago. That defense has been solid for a few years now. All they need is a good receiver and they will have a a good shot a winning the Super Bowl next year. We don’t need Manning either. Don’t get me wrong it would be cool to see him wearing red and gold but I would rather have them build a super bowl team than to buy a super bowl team.

  45. bozosforall says: Mar 6, 2012 4:19 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Mar 6, 2012 4:19 PM
    homelanddefense says:
    Mar 6, 2012 4:01 PM
    I wish Peyton would stay with Indy. He looks like a savoir because they collapsed without him, even with him that team would have been 7-9 this year, tops.

    Que the thumbs downs!

    __
    Peyton Manning fans don’t care what you jealous Tom Brady fans think PM should do. Manning will always be the better QB between the two and once he gets a defense the quality of the Niner defense to compliment his offensive skill set, he will roll towards one or more additional SB titles.

    Queue the crybaby Pats fans posting their unending denials!

  46. wickerphil says: Mar 6, 2012 4:20 PM

    @JackLeone:

    “With all due respect, I don’t want to hear Jerry Rice opinion on any other position unless it’s about a WR. Some of you all might not like that but I don’t care. That’s my opinion.”

    Yeah, sure. But the million “analysts” that are ex-QBs get to comment on guys who play the other 21 positions all the time, right? Oh, that’s right, but QBs are usually … and WRs are usually … WRs just have to stay in their place, right? Please.

    And by the way … did you object to Jerry Rice’s trashing Cam Newton last year? Was it OK for him to comment on QBs then? Oh, that’s right, Cam Newton isn’t REALLY a QB. Newton should be playing WR (or TE) like Rice because he is … similar to Rice in certain areas, right?

    Your opinion is total bunk. Alex Smith will likely never win another playoff game again. The 49ers need an upgrade, whether it is Smith or that kid from Nevada. He came into the NFL the same year as Aaron Rodgers. And his career high is 16 TD passes. How much more time does he get to develop?

  47. pongonfl says: Mar 6, 2012 4:21 PM

    And yet the giants won with a QB more like Alex Smith then Payton Manning.

    The 9rs didnt need Payton to beat the Giants, they needed the Alex that showed up against the Saints.

    While I will not deny it is obviosly a big upgrade at QB, the same money spent elsewhere will put them in better position for longer.

  48. FinFan68 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:22 PM

    Talk of Manning bringing his potential next team is absurd. The Packers were a SB team and almost went undefeated but lost their first playoff game. There is no “one piece” solution. Manning would most benefit a team in the middle of the pack. He may be enough to get them to the playoffs and then anything can happen. If he goes to a horrible team it won’t likely be enough. If he goes to the 49ers he would bring experience but that will be curbed by his lack of familiarity. He does not have the best track record in the playoffs as it is. Peyton Manning would not mean the difference for SF to get to the SB. It is a matter of a couple plays. If Ginn were healthy in the NFCC, the 49ers would have probably been in the SB –with Alex Smith. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

  49. FinFan68 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:23 PM

    ^^Talk of Manning bringing his potential next team TO THE SB is absurd.

  50. ceadderman says: Mar 6, 2012 4:24 PM

    Wow, just wow. Jerry is the man. But he’s wrong. Remember when he trashed the 9ers for taking Smith? Saying something to the effect that Smith would never be a good QB?

    Who was that guy under Center that led the 9ers to a 13-3 record again?

    Jerry said we need better Receivers a few weeks ago. I buy that. He’s the best to ever play the position. He knows was a good Receiver looks like.

    But Manning? There is NO guarantee that Manning would even be a shadow of his former self after FOUR neck surgeries. If it’s one, depending on the severity of the injury fine I might be more willing to listen. But Manning has had FOUR of them. He’s not Joe Montana. You don’t run out an pick up the guy based on his past in this regard. If he wants to be a Backup, I’m down with that. He’s NEVER going to be the same Peyton Manning and he DOESN’T know the WCO.

    Respectfully Jerry, I think you’re off your nut for even suggesting this. Manning isn’t elite anymore until he proves he is and I don’t believe that’s going to happen in a WCO behind a Line trying to gel into an impenetrable wall to protect the QB. How many times did Smith have to become Mobile last year? Yeah, let’s just put that Statuesque QB behind it so we can end his career. I’d always wondered how the 9ers could stop the guy. Putting him on the field behind our Line is sheer Genius! xD

  51. patsfiend says: Mar 6, 2012 4:31 PM

    I wonder if they could get anything in a trade for Alex Smith… trade high… and sign Manning to an incentive-laden contract. I agree with Rice, but for whatever reason… think that it would not work out too well for Peyton / 49ers in the end. Manning should be in a nice, warm dome.

  52. tritz32 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:39 PM

    I think thatobnoxiousguy is very close to setting the record for most thumbs down in one day, STAY HOT BUDDY!!!

  53. waxthat says: Mar 6, 2012 4:42 PM

    @obnoxiousguy

    I’m flabbergasted by your posts.

    You’re either drinking 80oz of haterade every day or you just don’t know jack. So funny.

  54. SOBEIT says: Mar 6, 2012 4:44 PM

    Sorry, won’t happen. JH wants to run the offense…Peyton wants to run the offense….to much conflict. Plus, Niners already lost one franchise QB in Young to a terrible career ending hit. Peyton should find greener pasteurs on another team. The Niners have a course laid out and it does not include Peyton.

  55. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Mar 6, 2012 4:45 PM

    Everyone seems to forget Harbaugh loves athletic QBs. Plug Peyton into the Niners offense and it drastically alters the playbook. No chance in hell Peyton runs a designed QB sweep for a 28yd TD or picks up key first downs with his legs like Smith can do. Plus Baalke will not spend the kind of cash it will cost to bring him in, if they wont get into a bidding war for Vincent Jackson or Mike Wallace what the hell makes you think they will for a 35 year old QB coming off four neck surgeries???

  56. coltsfan23il says: Mar 6, 2012 4:59 PM

    Peyton isn’t going anywhere Irsay will drop the news at high noon tomorrow! He will stay with colts and I predict Irsay throws a wicked spiral and picks RGIII as his first round pick!!!

  57. waxthat says: Mar 6, 2012 5:09 PM

    ^^Vincent Jackson is soo overrated. He gives 2 games a year with 3 td’s in those games and then goes to sleep.

    Mike Wallace is a deep threat who is a better fit with Big arm Big Ben.

    Manning is arguably top 3 QB of all-time

    Although I do agree with you on Baalke and Harbaugh…Peyton isnt coming to SF

  58. descendency says: Mar 6, 2012 5:17 PM

    Been saying this since the Super Bowl.

    It makes too much sense.

    They’re the best team with a below average QB. (I’m a Patriots fan, just fyi.)

  59. mikevicksdoggydaycare says: Mar 6, 2012 5:33 PM

    To sbxxix, the nfc west looks nothing like the nfc east. It is the toughest division in football and currently home to the SB champion Giants. Who cares if the records are the same, when the last time a team from the nfc west won anything? Besides the man they call Peyton will not be the same HOFer he was before injury. He will end up fooling some gm to pay big bucks for his ability to bring fans to the stadium. He wont have the offensive line he had nor the recievers he had. In fact he is better off stayin in indy for a paycut then going somewhere to play a few games before a career en
    ding injury.

  60. peed1 says: Mar 6, 2012 5:41 PM

    Payton should retire. Necks and backs are tricky and never heal like new. The man is 36+ , time for younger new folks to step up.

  61. jgava19 says: Mar 6, 2012 5:42 PM

    Manning is gone. Get used to that thought. Sad but true and it’s the right call.

  62. n0hopeleft says: Mar 6, 2012 5:43 PM

    The niners had a bounty on Eli. He stared your D in the face and laughed at you.

  63. funkylovemonkey says: Mar 6, 2012 6:14 PM

    As tempting as this is, it’s a bad idea for several reasons:

    – Offensive line – The 49ers Offensive Line has under-performed for years. They did no better this year, giving up the most sacks in the NFL. Peyton Manning coming off all those neck surgeries would be running for his life, and Manning has never been one known for his legs.

    – Wide Receivers – One of the biggest deficits the 49ers had last season, especially against the Giants in the NFC championship game, was that their wide receivers were not able to get open. Granted Morgan and Ginn were injured, but neither one of those guys are what you would consider elite (or anything above a slot receiver, really), and it’s too easy for a strong secondary to blanket the receivers the 49ers have. Peyton, at this point, won’t have any more targets then Alex Smith did.

    – Team philosophy – There is every indication that Manning and Harbaugh would clash. Manning likes being the general on the field calling his own plays and making adjustments. Harbaugh likes micromanaging the offense. Eventually there would be fireworks. That is if Manning stayed healthy long enough for there to be fireworks.

    In the end it could be a costly mistake, forcing the 49ers to make compromises to pay for Manning while ignoring other problems on the team (such as at WR, Offensive Line, and the Secondary). Teams that go for broke gambling on an aging elite veteran rarely come out on top, and generally the steps you have to take to make that happen hurt the franchise in the long term (see: Vikings). I want another superbowl for my 49ers as much as any fan, but I don’t think this is the way to do it.

  64. mrslay1 says: Mar 6, 2012 6:24 PM

    Can’t see Manning playing for that psycho coach. The niners may have won a lot of games last year, but they did it with a team put together by Singletary.

  65. Sportsgrinder says: Mar 6, 2012 6:47 PM

    @obnoxiousguy

    Funniest post is you claiming the 49ers are a one hit wonder. You obvioulsy didn’t watch their defense this season. They will be ultra competitive for years to come with Harbaugh leading the charge.

    Also, the Chiefs? Get outta here with that garbage!

  66. mrlynch33 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:12 PM

    mrslay1 says: Mar 6, 2012 6:24 PM

    Can’t see Manning playing for that psycho coach. The niners may have won a lot of games last year, but they did it with a team put together by Singletary.

    ———–

    You, my friend…..are a fool. If anybody put the team together it was Mike Nolan. On top of that Harbaugh gutted our D last year…The only people who remained starters from the year before were Willis, J. Smith, Goldson, Haralson & Sopoaga.

    Suck It!

  67. sbxxix says: Mar 6, 2012 9:13 PM

    mikevicksdoggydaycare says:
    Mar 6, 2012 5:33 PM
    To sbxxix, the nfc west looks nothing like the nfc east. It is the toughest division in football and currently home to the SB champion Giants. Who cares if the records are the same, when the last time a team from the nfc west won anything? Besides the man they call Peyton will not be the same HOFer he was before injury. He will end up fooling some gm to pay big bucks for his ability to bring fans to the stadium. He wont have the offensive line he had nor the recievers he had. In fact he is better off stayin in indy for a paycut then going somewhere to play a few games before a career en
    ding injury.

    I’ll give your team credit for winning the big game however, everyone who watched that game knows the 49ers lost that game. They were the better team but didn’t have the better day. If you really think the NFC East is better take a second look at their matchups against the NFC West in the regular season. The NFC East has one legit team and that’s the Giants. Good division no question about it, but they’re not what they use to be when they would send three teams to the playoffs. I just think people need to know the 49ers are for real and their division has nothing to do with how good they are. I’m not trying to take anything away from the NFC East, I’m just trying to give credit where it’s due

  68. ceadderman says: Mar 6, 2012 10:52 PM

    @nohopeleft… Really? Eli laughed at our Defense? Dude was gettin smacked around the field like a Pinata. I guarantee you he was not laughing.

    If our idiot Return man didn’t touch the ball the first time he gave up a turnover, Eli woulda been cryin on big brother’s shoulder.

    You Smurf fans should be sending Kyle Williams some incredibly expensive gift baskets for those two EffUps. Without em the 9ers would have gone to the Big Game and done to Brady what they did to Manning. Moron.

  69. 49ersfaithful4life says: Mar 7, 2012 1:08 AM

    Damn Alex Smith J.R is rite da Niners have all da weapons they need we have great defense great running backs all we need is a Elite QB like Manning and maybe 1 more WR this was a ok year 4 Alex but he’s no P.Manning look at his States 3144 yards,17TD that ain’t nothing 17 TD’s ain’t about nothing that ain’t gonna win u no games Niners defense did all that Look how many times we was in the Red Zone and settle for 3 u can’t win a Super Bowl like that everybody say Alex our Guy he been there 7 years and didn’t do nothing a Elite QB like Manning could give u 48 to 50 TD’s just my personal opinion

  70. dobberdubinsky says: Mar 7, 2012 1:39 AM

    I don’t know how the Niners cap situation is doing, but if they could afford to sign Mike Wallace and/or Reggie Wayne coupled with Manning, they would be heavy favorites to win the the SuperBowl, period. Could you imagine that nasty D with Manning, Wallace, Davis and Gore…..teams would be and should be terrified!

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