Originally posted by 49ersNorcal:
We should draft Colt McCoy next year. Shaun Hill is not the long term answer for this franchise. And to an extent he is still unproven, yeah you could argue that he has 7 wins but most of those were Coach Singletary doing his thing and getting our players on the right track.
Next we have Alex Smith. Some people are still hopeful for him to return and be great for this team. A part of me wants that to happen, but it won't. When the guy basically breaks his shoulder throwing warm up in practice then is out for the entire year he shouldn't be a starter in the NFL. That year was just unfortunate for us cause Matt Leinart didn't come out early in the draft from USC which in my opinion was a bad idea cause he lost out on all the money.
Your reply sounds like it came from a year ago. Matt Leinart hasn't shown anything at the pro level that leads me to believe we would be better off with him. And Alex Smith didn't simply break his shoulder throwing warm up throws. He had a grade 3 shoulder separation and was basically forced to play three additional games before shutting it down. In training camp, he was not fully recovered, so you figure out how he broke his shoulder.
"On September 30, 2007, in the first quarter of a game against the Seattle Seahawks, Smith injured his right shoulder after getting sacked by Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard. Smith suffered a grade-three separation and the initial diagnosis was that surgery would not be required. Smith missed the next three games before returning to the 49ers' starting lineup on Sunday, October 28, 2007. Nolan believed that Smith was healthy enough to play while Smith felt that the injury still affected his ability to throw accurately, an account that was supported by players from the Seahawks."
"On September 10, 2008, the 49ers placed Smith on injured reserve after Dr. James Andrews confirmed the team's diagnosis of a broken bone in Smith's shoulder, believed to have been caused by a wire left in his shoulder from the previous surgery, which had sawed through the bone."