NFL 2012 Week 12 Thread (Updated with Pick 'Ems)

Am I the only one not totally sold on Kaepernick? He really didn't play that great that last week and was saved by his defense, the 49ers could have easily lost that game. Not really sure why all the talking heads are like wow this guy is awesome.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Jason Babin wanted to play for a winner, so now he's with . . . the Jacksonville Jaguars!

Reinforcing the perception that Henne is a winner!

jowner wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Jason Babin wanted to play for a winner, so now he's with . . . the Jacksonville Jaguars!

Reinforcing the perception that Henne is a winner!

Not a surprising move at all. The Jaguars are sitting on a mountain of unused cap space, which they have not had to spend thanks to the lack of salary floor enforcement.

Starting next season, the salary floor is in effect. The Jaguars have millions they need to spend. The issue with Babin is that acquiring him on waivers means taking on his contract. The Jaguars are in a position where that's pretty much a non-issue.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Am I the only one not totally sold on Kaepernick? He really didn't play that great that last week and was saved by his defense, the 49ers could have easily lost that game. Not really sure why all the talking heads are like wow this guy is awesome.

Keep in mind you're talking about a guy 2 starts into his career, and you're not sold on him because he could have lost a game, the first road start in his career (one where he had a passer rating over 90). It's silly to get that nitpicky on a guy this early in his career.

Kaepernick is a guy with immense physical talent. In the year of Luck and RG3, it's like a third young QB of that caliber just got dropped into the league. His tools are that good, but he was an option QB in the Nevada pistol offense in college and required more seasoning before he was NFL ready.

He will have ups and downs. Expecting that to not happen would be unreasonable. Kaepernick is essentially a rookie, and for the cost of a 2nd round pick last year, the 49ers may have acquired a guy with the ability of the top picks of this draft.

*Legion* wrote:
jowner wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Jason Babin wanted to play for a winner, so now he's with . . . the Jacksonville Jaguars!

Reinforcing the perception that Henne is a winner!

Not a surprising move at all. The Jaguars are sitting on a mountain of unused cap space, which they have not had to spend thanks to the lack of salary floor enforcement.

Starting next season, the salary floor is in effect. The Jaguars have millions they need to spend. The issue with Babin is that acquiring him on waivers means taking on his contract. The Jaguars are in a position where that's pretty much a non-issue.

Yes! quote of Henne the winner being sandwiched in there.