Jeff Hart: Wednesday Linkfest for December 21, 2011
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: December 21, 2011
Shutdown Corner has an interesting read about the fate of teams that use “bridge quarterbacks” – think guys like Kevin Kolb or Matt Cassel. The most important ingredient to succeeding with a bridge quarterback would seem to be putting a strong system around them. I guess that’s why Jim Harbaugh wants Alex Smith to be the 49ers long term starter. The man is confident in his system.
In other news from San Fran, Mike Florio thinks we can dismiss all the Monday Night Football blackout conspiracies just because some 49ers PR flack declared them untrue. Apparently you don’t know anything about conspiracies, Florio! My “ghost of Bill Walsh” theory will not just go away.
Technically, I wouldn’t describe Dan Orlovsky as a bridge quarterback, unless the bridge you’re trying to cross is from zero wins to one win, and even then the trip might take two seasons. Nonetheless, it’s worth mentioning that Orlovsky has been living rent-free in Donald Brown’s house since he came to Indianapolis. Seems about right, doesn’t it?
Wes Welker joined Twitter yesterday and immediately blew up to some 75K followers. His feed is good so far! It’s funny. We’ll see if he can maintain interest, or if Welker’s Twitter ends up going the way of Chris Hovan, who just endlessly tweets news headlines without links to the articles. Thought provoking stuff, Hovan.
When asked if they’d be joining Welker on Twitter, both The Hoodie and Tom Brady declined. The Hoodie at least had the courtesy to make a great crotchety old man joke before storming off to force Welker to run laps. Brady, on the other hand, was far too concerned with the state of his giant Hollywood mansion to be bothered with questions related to fan interaction and social networking.
You bring the eggs, I’ll bring the toilet paper.
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