Patrick Willis welcomes David Carr to San Francisco

A few days after 49ers linebacker expressed his displeasure about David Carr possibly arriving in San Francisco, the team’s defensive captain struck a different tone on Twitter.

I heard that Carr
signed,” Willis wrote.  “He is my teammate now. Which means I’m all in for the guy. Its
all about the team. Congrats and welcome aboard
.”

Willis wrote on Saturday that the team already has three quarterbacks better than Carr.  The 49ers disagreed, agreeing to terms with Carr Sunday.  He will be the team’s backup ahead of Shaun Hill.

It’s worth noting Willis has never faced Carr in a regular season game, but his words indicate the lack of respect Carr gets around the league.  There’s only one way for Carr to change that.

29 responses to “Patrick Willis welcomes David Carr to San Francisco

  1. Carr has excellent experience the last 2 years carrying a clipboard for the Giants. 49ers use a similar sized clipboard.

  2. Carr would have been just fine as a QB had he not been slaughtered in Houston.
    I think he has it in him to be a good QB – provided he gets decent protection. Maybe What-You-Talkin-Bout Willis could also play some OT for them to improve that situation?

  3. Carr looked better than Eli in some preseason games. More accurate. Eli is a one year wonder. The Giants won’t win another Super Bowl while Eli is their QB.

  4. @Bob S: lmao
    Overall though, I’ve always thought that this guy had some Jim Plunkett in him.

  5. Im not thrilled being a Niner faithful but we have to realize that his confidence is shot after being a battering ram in HOU and then never getting a shot in NY. Please, I’m not being dilusional, he probably does suck but you never know. As long as Nate Davis gets a chance I’m all for adding competition. Having a closed mind never really gets you too far anyways.

  6. Brownie says:
    Eli is a one year wonder. The Giants won’t win another Super Bowl while Eli is their QB.
    Agreed that the Giants won’t win another title with Eli, although I think it’s more accurate to say Eli is a one DRIVE wonder.

  7. If the Raiders can just trade Jamarcus to the 49ers they will have the hat trick. 3 QBs picked #1 overall, and all BUSTS! Way to go whiners! Thats why you cant win in the WORST division in the NFL

  8. tv says:
    March 8, 2010 10:40 AM
    Carr would have been just fine as a QB had he not been slaughtered in Houston.
    I think he has it in him to be a good QB – provided he gets decent protection.
    =================================
    yea he had protection problems in houston but also the guy holds on to the ball too long; that’s why he gets sacked so much. Willis is right, both alex smith and limp-wristed shaun hill are both better than that failue carr

  9. Any QB on any roster is better than Jamarcuss Russell…lets just keep that in mind.

  10. Carr took an incredible beating in Hou (249 sacks), some of it was his fault, but quite a bit of it was that awful Houston line. The NFL network even had fun of the situation in one of its draft adds, showing Carr playing without an offensive line. In 04 Carr had 3500 yards passing, 16 TDs 14 Ints, not bad for that team.
    Who knows how he would have been had he not gone to Houston.

  11. Eli is one year wonder, really? Look morons, Eli has led his team to the playoffs every year except one, his stats rank up there with all the top QBS in the NFL every year. He never gets hurt, plays in one of the worst stadiums in the league, and has a ring. I’ll take him over romo, rivers and all the rest of the overrated QB in this leauge

  12. 49ers might be the only team in the NFL or history to ever have two #1 overall picks on their team. Also, they might be the only team to have two #1 picks that suck as well. They would have been smart giving up their 2nd and 3rd round picks to Philly for Donovan Mcnabb. As it stands now I think they win the NFC west but they will not be one of the elite teams in the NFC because of their QB situation. Alex Smith, David Carr and Shaun Hill all play on the same level. Below Average that is.

  13. Patrick Willis would’ve fared no better on that expansion team. It also didn’t help David Carr that Tony Boselli barely even saw the field for Houston after they acquired him in the expansion draft.

  14. I like the signing of Carr. He is definately better than Hill and maybe better than Smith. Welcome home Carr!
    Go Niners! 6-0 in the Superbowl is our goal!

  15. “Pricless, I love it. Thank you Niners. Didn’t want Carr in AZ. ”
    hahahahahahhaha, Let’s see what you say next year if Leinhart is your QB, that’ll be funny!!
    I’d rather have Carr any day!!

  16. Carr is a big fat Sackmeister…..
    Every single game Carr came in for the giants he got sacked…….
    The guy is too fat and stupid to be a QB……
    not only will Willis accidentally sack him but I bet Mike Singletary does too….
    that fat sackmagnet will attract them to sack him….

  17. Nobody blocked for Carr in the later years of his tenure in Houston because he was not a team-first player. It was brought up earlier that he was notorious for holding onto the ball for entirely too long, which is true. Also, he would continually run out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage, rather than throwing the ball away. Nothing pisses off an o-linemen more than giving up a sack, due to mental lapses by your QB. Instead of being close to his teammates, he was more worried about his hair, his mittens, and shooting commercials. I admit that our o-line was horrible back then, but it was evident that they purposely did not block for him on some occasions. Sage Rosenfels was much more respected in the locker room and it was proven by how much protection that he received.
    Zombie, those ’04 stats were horrible when you consider that he is throwing to Andre Johnson.
    I put a large percentage of the blame on Charley Casserly. I do not see his appeal to the suits at CBS. He drafted a QB with the franchise’s first pick, despite no o-line (a retired Tony Boselli does not count). We knew that Julius Peppers was the correct pick to be made in ’02.

  18. MAYBE I AM CRAZY!!!
    BUT I HAVE BEEN A HUGE FAN OF FOOTBALL FOR OVER 23 YEARS…SINCE BEING BLESSED TO BE OLD ENOUGH TO APPRECIATE JOE MONTANNA….
    I WILL SAY THIS….CARR IS A SERIOUS ATHLETE….I THINK HE IS ONE OF THOSE…IF HE WERE IN THE BELLICHEK SYSTEM OR PACKER SYSTEM, HE COULD HAVE OR COULD BE A SOLID QB….MAYBE I AM NUTS , BUT WITH SOME PROTECTION AND A TEAM THAT BELIEVES IN HIM. I AM NOT SURE…..IS HILL. OR ALEX SMITH THE ANSWER????? I DONT THINK SO…..IS IT JUST ME OR DOES HILL AND ALEX SMITH BOTH LOOK FUNNY IN THEIR HELMETS….LIKE THEIR HEADS ARE TOO SMALL

  19. hahaha, with that joke i made earlier about Carr, it’s just that, a joke, the signing is actually smart, if Carr is going to go anything, this is the team.

  20. “Eli had his best year last year” and what did the Giants do? Nothing! The Giants make the playoffs because of their defense and rushing attack. I’d be interested to see the results of how many games Eli won for the Giants and how many games he has lost for them in his career. I’m not talking about his win, loss percentage. I’m talking about games that came down to him making a few plays here and there to either win or lose the game for them. I remember more interceptions of his than anything else. Eli sux…simple as that. …but a lot of QBs in the league suck.

  21. holy crap … someone is gonna take a chance on pretty boy? we wasted so many years in houston on him. soft mo fo that can’t handle brushing his teeth and walking at the same time. total fruit loop. perfect for SF.

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