Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Brady Quinn sucks, I don't understand what you all see in the guy.
You know that's what a lot of peoiple think of Alex Smith, but did Brady Quinn get the leash that Alex Smith did??
Yeah but Alex had 1 decent season in his first 3 years, other he was a rookie from a spread and then he got injured. Quinn's had some injury problems but nothing like what Smith suffered, and he's had some good OLineman, and he's never had a season even as good as Smith's 2006. He's had like 2 good games, but still. The only reason Alex has been given a 5 year leash is because the injury basically ruined 2 of them. Quinn has had 3 years and hasn't done a whole lot. Plus he got to watch and learn on a team that had enough talent to go 10-6, Alex never had that opportunity.
He had what was passable as a go to WR in Edwards, who is good enough for young Mark Sanchez and was good enough for Derek Anderson in that one year, but he couldn't get him the ball. His completion % in the games he's played are a lot worse than the ones in Alex's 2 years of significant playing time. I mean Alex's career as a whole hasn't been very good, and he's had some stinkers and all, but he's had some good games and he's had some games where when everything's not a problem for him he can look very good. Quinn hasn't really shown that. I just feel like Quinn is living off of his college resume after having not done anything at all in 3 years in the NFL. Just as Smith was getting momentum, we lose our good OC and then he gets smashed by Rocky Bernard and 3 or 4 more games he plays in he's playing with nearly the same injury as Drew Brees, grade 3 shoulder seperation and he was horrible but what do you expect with 3 torn ligaments in his shoulder? Then that injury sidelines him for 2 more years. But then last year he comes back in after not playing for 2 years and has a few bad games(Philly/Chi), but he also has some very good games (JAX, Seattle, Houston, 2nd half of GB game). If he can just get some momentum going and some chemistry with his teammates he can be very good, just ask Vernon Davis.