The Green Room: Harbaugh's gutsy decision
Bill Romanowski, Lorenzo Neal, and Jim Kozimor examine how Jim Harbaugh has handled the 49ers' QB controversy.
Biggest story in the -- where -- Has to do with the quarterback position for the 49ers. It's the only story it is there anyway you guys are going -- it I was. -- I didn't I couldn't several Jim Harbaugh said on Monday when he said how many starters as we have. Top Canadian rolls twelve guys on the field and you've got two starters two starters on I think I could interpret so tell me what you think should happen. There's only one thing that's and I that Al west is you know here's why. Is. Alex Smith. Looks. Good because of all the guys around him and because of how he's coached. OK okay and they went capped her neck. Makes everybody else. Look good if not better and makes -- coach with the great players make coaches look good. Jim Harbaugh is tired of coaching in the daylights out of every little detail -- just squeaked by game's end to win with a great defense he finally wants to say. I've got a guy who can go win -- me well what makes you think he can do that though he didn't beat the New Orleans Saints that the defense be the quarterback to defense who's quarterback. Drew Brees threw as many touchdown passes to the 49ers. If he did to his own teammates c'mon guys the defense what I. Gators -- you know defense offense entertains but defense wins championships we get that we're not and that they didn't win -- game but we didn't it'll -- wouldn't we had a little girl. We've had a lot of guys had the. That's really good defense but the same -- like that they -- one -- But you have the same agent when the hottest teams did football -- we know that they're hot right now you played in the superdome they didn't crater just tell. Cub -- I am yeah I am they'd beat Atlanta to coach. They've beaten some teams senses before and that that was a yeah -- -- -- -- he's admitted that -- you know -- -- the pick. I want to play and he picked up off the ground and tried to force supply on than that for the most part in a real hostile environment. I thought yeah. -- do you guys agree we should here's -- -- I think Alex Smith earned the right started. Earned the right to start with Sam's apartment because he came when I'm free agency we knew Alex Smith's back when nobody wanted him true. But we came back here and the team to -- and then nobody took into an -- to the team to NFC championship so I'm not. New cabinet was going to be the future and it said earlier this guy's going to be I think he's going to be a star in the national football and I'm president. But I believe that what this guys did as far as Alex Smith you know didn't -- NFC championship mean to Saints in the big game at home. I thought that he earned that right but it into account -- that was coming renounce that I would shocked that horrible -- it's now when he got hurt. I think you can't -- -- at that thing who loses a job when you get an injury he never lose your job from an injury but he was the last and it's about what -- Bill Parcells coached you and what I love about him is one thing he had to say about it occurs more. If somebody else gets in the huddle for you. You may not see that on the I love that. I never wanted anybody yeah. I -- you know they go right right yeah I'm I -- out there were both. -- you get. But when you look to cap and this is what it was -- I look when I tell you look -- and who you look at look from Indianapolis look at RG three. You feel OK you know. I don't even though -- and then no more you but you look at Tom Brady Peyton Manning there on the decent. Tom Brady Peyton Manning they got 34 years left. But you look at RG three you know you look Andrew Luck luck now -- mental and I've ever -- it so. Right -- you don't have to deal with those guys don't I am being a little -- -- -- -- he is the next wave a great quarterback. You have to wave right now the older guys Tom Brady Peyton Manning you know bands getting older. -- and now that Aaron Rodgers is in Drew Brees there -- breezes get a little older to. But -- still young but those five right now. -- neck is going to be an elite quarterback with those guys you heard all right handers well don't. Hands down the gutsy -- Coaching. Move. Of the year cancer may be. -- last ten years that -- cuts he has -- line what what what do you say it's the best to me is Jim Harbaugh is making. A player like decision. The player in him is coming out because the safe thing to do we all now is to go with a guy whose real say. But -- -- captain is not this is not a safe move this is being aggressive progress everything to go -- guess what. I know what I got in Alex Smith well he's got to get into the playoffs and chances are the Giants are gonna beat us. But here's the thing you know live to. Play -- and Alex here. You have this you have a savior you have someone on the bench now that you see Alex the -- he studies how professional golf you have a guy. Can pick and still con man and went I think Alex Smith as a as a backup could still come in and win games so that. You know why did you not see him on this. He was he looked like -- whose crime was -- was he whipped puppy all mine. Beyond. What you see anybody this car I almost think it now. You brought him in what would worry me that he's been beaten down so far. You know he's now regress back to. The last Alex -- yeah golf. I I worry about that that's why you have one starter here we go whether it. Captain is not gonna get hurt and he is gonna lead to two Super Bowl okay. The end Vijay if he doesn't this get out here is let's get delegate -- show's over.