49ers Central -- How long will Harbaugh delay QB decision?
Our guys thanks very much Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday not naming. Who is starting quarterback will be doesn't have to yet and soap for Alex Smith has not been cleared. And I would imagine Dennis he would wait. To the last possible moment anyway as an advantage against the Saints right. Had been why would you be the Saints now after have to prepare for. Cabinet that they saw Monday Night Football they just totally dismantled the Chicago Bears and and at that that -- -- prepare for Alex Smith who. Did he did to them last year so -- hold until the last moment and then. On the field reveal it. Job listen to talk radio on an out you should do that a clutter your mind but everyone's saying OK it's gotta be Alex Smith you're on the road in New Orleans it's this isn't just. Coming home and and and all the particulars. But apart let's go play the hot hand who's hotter than temperament. Good question but what a great problem to have -- mean that you got a quarterback over the last two starts. We were talking to -- completions over two starts that's a pretty hot hand -- and obviously. Making sure -- cleared you know that that's important but. Who cares who gets put him if I'm if I'm horrible I'm sitting back there. I'm blowing because you've got two great quarterbacks that seemed to be able to handle. So real quickly immediately called a distraction but for the team now it's just inside that locker room I guarantee you it's all smiles and and Alex is rooting for cap caps open outs is finally Harbaugh just. I don't possible. Although if Alex is healthy and they and then capped the starter you'd have to worry about. Alex's psyche for the rest this is -- but won't won't won't -- them just so we're getting ahead of so that's just the but thank you to come back to you guys. This just for the world. We're positioned to -- our last thing. Okay. John my Dennis brown and John -- they got two quarterbacks Joseph. Both are good -- and it great on Monday night Alice had not yet cleared to play. What do you do against decides it's. You know hold on until he can't bring there's really and let the defense study as much game film as possible. Every possible scenario out there who knows. There's nothing but calm inside a locker venture with a niners are let let the Saints to. Dennis you agree I I totally agree I think right now saint -- a quarter has to be pulling his hair out. You know we sneak -- who do are prepare for quite Gregory for -- -- or or Alex Smith so. You know it's it's a great lately until such a great problem to have right now this is why I could never be coached because eventually got to be to see Miami Herald absolutely and I wouldn't -- Well welcome I'm not a psychologist even though I'd I'd deal with both your problems on this stuff up but Joseph if you if you're dealing from a locker room standpoint. The easier way it would be to start Alex Smith however long you want that leash he messes up you go cap see what happens. If you go the other way and they're both healthy and you start cabinet then is does Alex Smith mentally have you lost him it is C you know what I mean what are you doing -- was -- half. -- the way that I see here isn't calling cap America's Alex's back. Calling -- and it went in and had an outstanding game and show poise and so maturity showed accuracy everything that you would want and did it without that explosive running that -- that you usually see capitals offense a place. What else is your starter when he is cleared he should be a start there's no leash. He's a starter he's gotten where you -- if something happens down the line than you know you've got to commodity of a now getting more and more proven and Kapanen. Like you said earlier Chris -- But does I don't -- that old adage you can't lose. Your job because of injury and they -- -- what you break your arm and a guy comes and then and he's playing unbelievable read that you look look at it you can lose your job. For injury which you can I think Alex -- won't lose it because of his body of work on me and then -- -- you talk in letting the guy who's been -- -- with the 49 minutes to OK he's got some resolve -- so you know if if it takes him again you know here we are you talking about Alex Smith and if he's a guy if he's not god for a topics the future. I think that's what this cabinet is to future Alex with his guy right. Alex -- to wonder if he gets he's driving in his. If it comes on the long 101 useless at the top group they get up and saying how he's not the guy -- now we go to you just get tired. What his skin is taken by the moment did everything even when you think you've got a good there someone out there. That's -- conscience and in competition -- great I think that's what Alex has got to the level he's at right now is competition and and you know in the locker room that we talk about they're just high five each other right now you know they got a W. Office it's great defense that's great it's good times good times and by the -- will say this about Jim Harbaugh. He's not a guy that talks about things he doesn't wanna talk about -- okay. If I can pressure him and that actually ask him questions so now I mean regardless if it's phenomenal for the team obviously we want Alex healthy. Make sure that he's ready to play but while I agree outing and it makes for really interest in part yeah we'll see what happens Sunday in New Orleans.
The crew of 49ers central breaks down the decision Jim Harbaugh faces in deciding which of two quarterbacks with hot hands to start.