As it turns out, Redditors over at /r/NFL had some pretty strong opinions about the 49ers vs Falcons game two weeks ago. The overwhelming number of negative comments clearly showed just how bad an idea it was to start backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert while benching Colin Kaepernick.
Here are some prime examples:
Blaine Gabbert is the answer!
Lmao f**k yeah this'll be funny
The scary thing is the Niners weren't even trying to tank before. Who knows what they'll be capable of when they put their minds to it?
And you know, it wasn’t just 49ers fans that were extremely vocal about the mistake that would be starting Blaine Gabbert; his former team’s fans also chimed in:
My brothers are 49ers fans and my dad a jags fan. Father has been boasting about this day ever since they signed Gabbert. "Just you wait boys, he's gonna play, and he's gonna suck"
Why this is great:
Holy sh*t San Fran..
Rumors stated that Vernon Davis openly called out Kaepernick after a heated exchange in the locker room. Well, Vernon Davis now plays for the Broncos. Although this 49ers team is almost unrecognizable compared to last year, the impossible (at least according to redditors) happen…
If this is true and the Falcons lose I will do something highly irrational
This whole thread is cracking up and Falcons' fans are like sh*t... what if we're the team that loses to Blaine Gabbert?
Well, they did. And it did happen. “Lol”. While I can’t say if the 49er’s winning streak is sustainable – especially since we’re playing the Seahawks tomorrow – the amount of wrong predictions was pretty incredible, given that there was very little data that would tell us exactly what would happen if the 49ers changed quarterbacks mid-season. The pessimists almost won... almost. With that, there was one user with some sort of delusional hope that I hope turns out to be extremely prophetic.
What if Gabbert coming off the bench is the catalyst needed to propelling him to Brady-like status. I want to believe...