Originally Posted by htismaqe
Advocating drafting a QB subtracts from the support SOC has developed but continuing to fly "fire Pioli" banners doesn't?
The whole "fire Pioli" message is what created the divide in the fans in the first place.
There's NOTHING divisive about wanting to draft a QB. Nothing.
The people who support SOC are obviously all on board with "FIRE PIOLI".
If you add "DRAFT GENO" to that, you're going to lose some of the people who want to fire Pioli and draft Barkley or fire Pioli and sign Alex Smith or fire Pioli and get two mid-round QBs to compete with Brady Quinn, or whatever.
If you add something less specific, like "DRAFT A QB IN THE 1ST", you'll have less erosion of support from the fire Pioli crowd, but there will probably still be some who would rather defer to Pioli's successor (who might choose to trade for a QB instead, for example).
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