Originally posted by nickbradley:Originally posted by Jakemall:Originally posted by fakers23:Originally posted by nickbradley:Originally posted by fakers23:Originally posted by whatawegot:Originally posted by nickbradley:
With Alex Smith, we know what we get at this point: an average starter with a QB rating of 80 - 85 when mature and healthy: (385/641/4159/30/21 in '09 and '10)
Now, that's good enough to win some games with a good defense and running game, but it isn't enough to take you all the way...think Jake Delhomme in Carolina. This will be even more true in the future, with rule changes enhancing the role of the quarterback (QB rating has been going up over the last few years).
So, let's re-sign Alex for 2 -3 years and draft a rookie in the first or second round ...my preference at this point would be to draft a QB in the second (or third) round like Stanzi or Ponder. But if we have a shot at Locker or Cam Newton in the middle of the 1st, that works for me too.
If the rookie pans out and is a 90+ QB rating guy, then great. But if he's a bust, we still have Alex Smith to give you decent production.
What words come to mind when reading the subject heading
r u kidding me
get off the crack
quit riding the bottle
i forgot to take my zanez when reading webzone
lmao... couldn't put it any better... i mean i can't believe people still haven't learned after 6 years
Spoken like a noob, totally ignoring facts (like statistics), the quality of the rest of the team, and the fact that there's a 50-50 bust rate on new quarterbacks.
So everyone in the league including Eddie is wrong and you Alex lovers are right... The facts remain in 6 years under Smith the team has never once had a winning season! Has an 18-30 record and has seen your boy loses his job to Troy,Hill,and JTO.. Those are the facts!
Archie Manning never went to the play-offs...he was still a great QB...just on a sucky team. That's a fact too.
Archie's a bad example because he wasn't that good...overrated. Had 3 decent seasons (78 - 80).
I dunno...I figured he was solid...the team was just THAT bad.