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As I said last week, this would happen. Now it has, the 9ers have waived Jeff Garcia. I'm sure this will at least make it bearable for Owens if he is forced to stay in San Fran

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thats just wrong, Garica has world of talent... the first half of last season he was hurt, hence the 49ers were struggling... but when he was healthy the 49ers were on a roll... big mistake i think... they dont even remember when he threw like 4 or 5 tds, and ran for a couple... morons!!!

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I would rather have Owens' talent, but not Owens himself. Quarterbacks are a dime a dozen in the west coast offense. Just like Clinton Portis in Denver, put in the right offense, anyone can be a star. Sure Garcia was pretty good, but he wasn't 49er good. Tim Rattay isn't gonna stay long either. I believe his backup is Ken Dorsey from Miami. San Francisco better get it together, a crappy coach, no Garrison Hearst, Jeff Garcia, or Terrell Owens.

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no matter who the QB is now, hes going to struggle down the road, an guess who's going to be bitching and moaning that he doesnt get the ball enough... not keyshawn, thats right, TO.... lol

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i wouldnt be surprised if the Redskins pick him up... they need a QB like they need a hole in the head, they shuffled their QB's around more than any team... but thats just my guess!!!

woohooo 500 posts... lol :p

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Well, dang, I'm kind of split on this.

I knew it was coming, because all the talk around here was that he refused to restructure his contract, something the 49ers don't take kind to. (Jerry Rice, Garrisson Hearst, etc.) I love Jeff Garcia - he has a huge heart, huge will to win, and he's a local boy. What I didn't like about him was his absolute refusal to change his game up. He never did learn to keep his feet still in the pocket, he never throws the ball downfield (time & again Terrell Owens had 1 on 1 coverage and the ball never went his way), and I think the drunk driving incident in San Jose was the last straw.

What the 49ers MUST do now is figure out a way to re-sign Terrell Owens to a long-term contract. All of last season, TO made it obvious that if there were changes at QB, he would be willing to stay. The 49ers CANNOT afford to lose both players. Tim Rattay is very capable of running this team and he knows how to get TO the ball - which, I have to say, is a priority. Owens is the most versatile WR in the NFL, and if it weren't for Garcia being basically BLIND on occassions, I'm willing to bet TO would compete with Marvin Harrison in every statistical category.

Hopefully Jeff gets a starting job elsewhere, though (Dallas??). He's a good QB and whoever does land him will have a great player for a few years.

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Damn, well this is to bad, but I do think they need to get the ball to TO, magic happens when that man has the ball. I dunno who is gonna replace Garcia. Rattay is alright and i suppose he could word for this season. Now they NEED to keep TO though! BTW Garcia is pretty old as far as QBs go too (35 or somthing I think)

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1749293

Well, so much for TO staying a Niner. Now I'm fukcing ****sed. Forget the players on the field. The front office has been killing the 49ers ever since Carmen Policy and Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. left. John York doesn't know a damn thing about running a football team, Terry Donahue knows absolutely nothing about being a general manager (even after Bill Walsh tutored him!) and by firing Steve Mariucci and hiring Dennis Erickson, the 49ers have done nothing but point the ship toward the ground and are heading there fast.

And I don't want to hear from them about salary cap issues or anything else. I said it before and I'll say it again: the front office is crap; they never think out of the box and never think long-term (that's the why they keep having to restructure contracts and provide stupid incentives but then they can't pay it). One of the last great franchises in all of sports has officially joined the ranks of the Celtics.

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Too bad for Jeff. I liked him, especially since he came from the CFL. I see him being a starter on another team this year and if not he can always come back to Canada. :p

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i dont think ownes would mind staying if rattay was the qb... i dont think t.o. liked garcia.

i wonder if the t.o. blunder had anything to do with this.

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I hate how people think Rattay is so much better than Garcia just because he had his little winning streak but dont concider all of which games Garcia has lead the 49ers to victory...jeez :angry:

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I hate how people think Rattay is so much better than Garcia just because he had his little winning streak but dont concider all of which games Garcia has lead the 49ers to victory...jee:angry:y:

It's not so much about Tim Rattay being so much better than Jeff Garcia, it's about how Tim Rattay has the potential and the youth to be much better than Jeff Garcia. I won't forget for a second how Jeff Garcia took over for Steve Young (unexpectedly) and led the 49ers to be in the top 5 in all offensive categories pretty much every single year since.

But, if you want to base it on games that Jeff Garcia won...tell me, when was the last time the 49ers beat the Rams or the Packers with Jeff Garcia as a QB? Passing wise, Tim Rattay is better. He can throw the ball short, middleLONGb>, and the screens out of the backfield. He stays in the pocket going through progressions, whereas Garcia would get ansy and start to scramble. Granted, Jeff Garcia does have alot better mobility out of the pocket, but that does nothing when you start picking up concussions and you have a bad back.

Maybe it's just me, but I see alot more composure and patience by Rattay in the pocket than Garcia.

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Personally , my money is on Garcia going to the Bucs. Why? Grudens west coast offense is still in search of a QB capable of running it.

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johnson is better than garcia imo. he still has a couple years left in him, plus shaun king isnt that bad of a backup.

PLUS: they have chris simms i believe.

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