Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
After todays game I am back on the Bradford bandwagon should he be available. I think its clear Smith will never be a QB that is going to take us to the promised land.
I apologize, but this post exemplifies the problem with most of our fans.
Why the extreme reaction after one game? How on earth can you say "I think it's clear Smith will never be a QB that is going to take us to the promised land" ? Why the heck not? There have been games this year when he was pretty much the only one making anything happen on offense. But now, after a rough game with (gasp!) Three Interceptions (everyone knows that a good QB NEVER has that sort of game) now we can say that it's clear that he will never be a QB that is going to take us to the promised land.
Alex Smith has shown himself to be a toughminded, accurate quarterback with above average physical tools.
Yes, I said accurate. Not exceptionally accurate, but accurate.
Unfortunately, as fans we seem to over obsess with the 3 or 4 throws a game that are a little bit off. But let me ask you - have you noticed the 3 or 4 throws a game that the opposing QB has been a little bit off? Donovan had a good 5 or 6 this past game. Peyton had at least as many when we played the Colts. Are they inaccurate?
And on top of those traits, Alex is growing in his areas of weakness and is becoming more of a leader on this team.
If he showed anything this past week, it was that he was trying too hard to force this team to be better than it is right now.
We need to improve as a team. I like Sam Bradford, but if we draft him and put him back there - our team will not be any better than it is with Alex Smith.