Originally posted by northstar:
Who else see's if Smith throws 25+ TD's next season and 9ers happened to draft OT/Playmakers in draft....that all the Smith Haters will say it's because the OL gave him so much time anyone could do good... or that any joe shmoe could throw 25 Td's with the playmakers around him.
If Smith throws for 25 TD's next season, then it should mean only one thing, we're making the playoffs and Alex Smith love or hate won't matter anymore. All I know is, I'd rather have Smith starting and playing every snap than see David Carr come in. When Tony Banks was playing for Houston, I was more scared of him than Carr.
And yes, we do need to surround Smith with talent, but first and foremost we need to surround him with protection.
IMO, I think we have enough (offensive) talent to get into the playoffs now, we're just a Eric Berry away from getting into round two of the playoffs!!!