Originally posted by BSofSF:Originally posted by nickbradley:Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
THe question is, is why would Alex want to re-sign here in the first place? With all our douche bag fans. WHy not go somewhere where the fans are not known as the Whiners, and feel welcome? Why not go to a team with a legitiment coaching staff?
I don't think Alex would care to come back.
Because we didn't cut him when the whole league labeled him as a bust.
I saw some Minneapolis Star article the other day that said the Vikes could make a move for Alex Smith in 2011...
Someone will make a run at Smith. The "bust" label reflects the understandable frustration of Niner fans, but he's not really a bust. Smith is a middle of the road, inconsistent QB similar to those on about 15-20 other teams. His "upside" games showcase an ability to perform at an elite level. Some team will definitely think they can coax more consistency out of Smith with better support and coaching that the Niners don't provide. I personally think we should re-sign him and draft a potential replacement. I think we should get rid of Singletary and bring in Urban Meyer. Let Smith either thrive under the Meyer spread system as he did in college, or at least be a serviceable place holder while we groom a replacement.
Totally agree with the first half of your argument.
Smith is NOT A BUST, but an average QB in a weak system. In a great system, like New Orleans with its wide-open spead-like attack, he'd be a 90 - 95 QB rating passer.