Originally posted by LambdaChi49:Originally posted by BETTERDAYZ9ERS:Originally posted by LambdaChi49:Originally posted by BETTERDAYZ9ERS:Originally posted by LambdaChi49:Originally posted by BETTERDAYZ9ERS:
Alex Smith story has a sad ending. Get Shaun back in there to salvage whatever is left of the season. We look for another QB in the offseason because our season ends in December again. Sorry Jed.
Wow an ending after 1 bad game?
You must have been calling for Shaun's head after the ATL game...
No I didn't mind the shakeup. Sometimes players need to benched. Alex is turnover machine. This is not Alex's first game.
So lets just change QBs every other game..?
Right, great idea.
You have a better idea?
Yes. Like any other team, you have your players learn from their mistakes and try to play better next week. Alex was NEVER known for being a reckless QB that forces throws. Our BIGGEST gripe with him was being overly cautious and not "letting it rip," etc etc. Now he's doing that and he's making mistakes. Its going to happen.
Alex needs to settle down, find the balance and learn to finish out games. He cant force things like he did today. I dont know if he was just trying to look like a bad a## in front of the home crowd or what but he played a little irresponsible. Coach Johnson and Raye need to really break down the film with Smith and just try to turn every negative into a positive. Alex needs to be surgical the way he was in the 2nd half of the Houston game.
Now if he's throwing 2 or 3 picks the next couple games then yes, you may want to bench him. But at that point, the coach is basically saying, "we give up, seaons over, don't try hard." I'd hate to see a guy like Vernon Davis or some of our other players that are developing well just shut it down.
And we need to figure out the best situation for the o-line. I dont care who is throwing the ball...Smith, Hill, Davis, Manning, Brady, or Brees...nothing good will happen when the pocket collapses in less than 1.5 seconds.
I thought the Online did fine today....All of Alex's INTs is when he had time to stare down his receivers and throw the ball......
I'd like to give Shaun another chance (with this type of playcalling from today) before we decide to just give up on our season......instead of just ride or die with Alex.