Originally posted by niner4life21:Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:Originally posted by niner4life21:Originally posted by Envy:Originally posted by excelsior:
No one has made a convincing case that we should want Kolb over Alex Smith, even if Kolb was a FA where you wouldn't have to give up a valuable draft choice.
In his entire 4 year career, he has played in only 16 games, so he has little game experience. Although playing for one of the very best offensive oraganizations, he has put up less than steller numbers. This year alone, he played in 5 games:
Vs Wash 76.0 rating 1 TD 1 INT
Vs SF 103.3 1 0
Vs Atl 133.6 3 1
Vs Tenn 56.9 1 2
Vs Dal 37.0 1 3
Finished the year at 76.1 rating with 7 TDs and 7 INTs.
His record reminds you of JTO and Troy Smith: They started with a splash, then with a little film on them, they sink into putrid play.
So tell me why you want to give up a 2nd round choice for him?
Statistically I can't make an argument for Kolb over Smith. His numbers don't look exceptional but then again he was injured and he had to contend with Vick's play. I can make a case for the system he has learned to play over the past few years. The fact he has experience of the WCO only increases his value in my book.
I'm not an Alex fan but I don't wish him any ill. His time here is a failure from both sides and equal responsibility must be taken. In my opinion Smith is not a WCO QB.
i could be totally off base with this but wasnt he drafte to be a WCO qb?
Yeah, by Nolan and McCloughan.
Which almost provides and answer to a much asked question of what has went wrong with the 9ers. Whether they expected Smith could be moulded into a WCO or thought that they would essentially phase out the WCO and Smith was the best option is up for debate. Obviously external issues caused us going back to the board every year.
Its not a knock on Smith. Brady is not a WCO QB. Neither is Manning. Its not the be all and end all of everything football to be a WCO player but on this team with this history you better be a WCO QB trying to learn a new system and not the other way round.