Originally posted by 49erLifer:Originally posted by 49ersfan4life:Originally posted by 49erLifer:Originally posted by SF4EVA:
and you would rather have alex? agian wow. Alteast he can win some games!
I would. And Alex can win games. Plus, if we're going to be a running team, Alex is a great QB to lead the offense. He makes wise decisions and will not turn the ball over as long as we provide him with decent protection.
2 things i have an issue with here:
1: If you project Alex's #'s for playing in 37 games (which Cutler has) he would have roughly the same amount of INT's while playing in conservative offenses while Cutler has been in aggressive offense. Alex has thrown 12 more INT's than TD's while Cutler has thrown 17 more TD's than INT's.
In terms of yards and TD's what Cutler did last year alone equals what Alex has done in his entire career, while Cutler has also an 8% higher completion rate and almost 25 higher QB rating in career #'s. So to sum it up, Cutler and Alex are basically on the same level in terms of turning the ball over while Cutler has been MUCH MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE than Alex in terms of yardage, TD's and Completion %. Remember Alex Smith in a West Coast offense? 1TD and 11INT's? Then take a look at Cutler and it's that much more impressive.
2: The second part of your sentence is the most obvious general statement you can make which can EASILY apply to Cutler as well.
Check and Mate
Comparing Cutler's numbers to Smith's is ridiculous. If you think that is a solid argument, you're kidding yourself. The 49ers have been one of the worst teams in the league for the past 10 years. The Broncos on the other hand have been a competitive team. Alex Smith was thrown into a horrible situation and was not provide any support (minus Norv Turner). Cutler has been able to play in a stable offense with an excellent supporting cast. If Alex Smith had Brandon Marshall to throw to and nothing else, his numbers would be a lot better as well.
You didn't check mate anything. Your argument is bogus.
Would you consider guys like Joey Harrington and David Carr horrible players?