Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Well easy to say now we should have drafted Rodgers...but to say that Alex would be as good as Rodgers right now, if he got drafted by GB...I lol. Rodgers has a really good arm ( way more consistent than Alex ) and when it comes to pocket presence and reading the coverage right...it's not even close.
Seriously, get over it, Alex is a bust.
Rodgers, Rivers (WITH s**ttier WR's than we had put up 10 times better than numbers than Alex) Matt Ryan, Big Ben, THESE are what a real QB looks like, compare Alex to any of these young studs, and it's not even close.
MAYBE if we would've sat him the first year and allowed him to get adjusted, got him a good WR/TE, the same OC for his first couple of years, and a solid Oline, Alex would've have made a pro-bowl possibly...but so so would've 95% of all the other QB's in the NFL lol.
Face it, he's a bust at least for the 49ers, it was a mistake to throw him out there with that s**tty team, but at the same time, we needed a spark, a play maker, after our awful QB situation the 2-3 years prior Alex.
If Alex was this great QB, he would've been able to provide that, at least this year, after his shoulder had a year to heal, after he spend another year just getting adjusted, but no, instead he got beat by a guy who couldn't even a get DIV. II scholarship to play QB, and he was our #1 pick?
#1 picks should be GREAT players, if not, that player is not #1 good material; he does not deserve all the money, and should stopped being pampered as if it was the Manning's, or the Ryan's, or the Bradie's of the NFL.
I will repeat, he was a #1 PICK, not 3rd round pick, or a 7th round pick, HE WAS THE "BEST" PLAYER IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL according to us. When the best player in college football gets beaten out by undrafted players or late round picks ... then you have a problem with the "best" player in college football.
Most of the QB's in the NFL would've succeeded with good Wr's, good coaches, good olines, etc...To say "Oh if Alex only had this and that" is asinine! I've seen enough of Alex Smith where I can say that he is just too inconsistent, he shows a nice arm at times and a poor one, and his ability to read a defense is mediocre at best!
If the guy was so smart in college maybe he should've been an engineer, not a QB.
[ Edited by TheG0RE49er on Aug 30, 2009 at 16:02:41 ]