Originally posted by Irish40Niner:It bothers me because niners fans are so closed minded. It bothers me that niners fans have forgotten teams used to dread playing us because of our offensive fire power. It's amazing to me how a player who has 1 winning season in his whole career, becomes irreplaceable. If everyone is happy with the mediocre quarterbacking job that has been going on the last 7 seasons then that's fine. I must be on Alex Smith webzone and not 49erswebzone. I want a better qb that's all it doesn't have to be Garrard, just a better qb that can take advatage of this great team we have in place. No one on here argued with actual numbers. All I got was a playoff win (team accomplishment) and injuries. The same people that disagree with me would probably rate troy aikman, Trent dilfer, and Brad Johnson ahead of Dan Marino because of the superbowl wins.
Firstly, you are being equally close minded. You have one opinion. Others disagree. That doesn't make you right and them wrong.
This isn't the Alex Smith webzone. This is the 49ers webzone. But some people on it have always got very emotional about Smith. In a negative way.
The Alex Smith thread is just awash with people who want to criticise Smith, and would replace him, you get the impression, with the waterboy. If there is a reluctance to go into a detailed discussion here, it is probably because posters have been through it all before a thousand times. The issue of starting quarter backs has been very divisive here for years.
On the subject of Smith, whilst his previous career has been problematic for all sorts of reasons, I don't think you can, with credibility, describe his performance this past season as mediocre.