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Alex Smith: The Aftermath (Post SB)

Sorry Alex, but your reward was the waist of $24million gaurunteed contract, for being benched and playing like crap. Us keeping you around and after mediocore play giving you oppourtunity after oppourtunity for 7years is a great reward... We can get at least a 2nd rounder and a late round pick/player for him
f**k this guy for going public about it before our biggest game, couldn't he wait till after the
Bowl to say it
This is the NFL. The team could dump him in a nano second if they wanted to. Why is he any more obligated to honor an NFL contract than the 49ers? If they trade him some place he doesn't want to go (Jacksonville) he should simply not report. Seems to me he probably wants to go to AZ. Makes sense. Close to home, a team with potential.

The Niners made a cold-blooded decision in their best interest. Now it's time for Alex to make a cold-blooded decision in his best interest.
Alex is like a shiny new red sportscar you bought as a teenager in 2005, thought was the kitties titties at the time, but the quickly realize the rest of your friends are still dusting you...you invest more money and time in improving your vehicle but still keep getting dusted, while your stuck making payments on a 60 month financing term BOOM! accident and salvage title issued in 2008...more $$$ and time is invested just to get it running again and you finally get a decent mechanic in 2011 who can at last let you drive the car to it's full potential...you refinance for a few more years just to lower the payments cos now you're married with a kid (and expecting more) and you and the wife also just bought a newer, more functional car last year....
























The question remains: Keep, sell/trade, or donate/leave in some ditch somewhere and throw away the keys?
Trade. Let's at the least get something in return for him. He has value & acquiring a pick/players/etc for him is the only good option. We don't need him going to Arizona to play..
Originally posted by Candlestick_Monsta:
Trade. Let's at the least get something in return for him. He has value & acquiring a pick/players/etc for him is the only good option. We don't need him going to Arizona to play..

As Shefty reported on Mike and Mike, If the niners trade him the first 3 days of the new league year (march 12-14), they don't have to pay him and don't take a hit on the cap.
Originally posted by Baldie:
As Shefty reported on Mike and Mike, If the niners trade him the first 3 days of the new league year (march 12-14), they don't have to pay him and don't take a hit on the cap.

Hmm, good point!
Obviously we should seek a trade first to get something in return. If he's released, we would not receive a compensatory pick in the following years draft. We can allow Smith and his agent to seek out their own trade partners. That way it insures he ends up in a situation he wants to be in.
I am one of the many who think he is worth a third, so I dont see how you can do it. You have to sit him down and say, " we will try to send you to the best situation we can manage, and oh by the way here is your million dollar bonus for the trouble." At the end of the day if he hates where he ends up, he is on a one year deal, he doesnt have to re-sign and can pick his team the following year should he perform. Now if our front office decides to let him go for nothing because they want to give him something back for being an honorable and stand up reperesentative of our franchise through some very troubling times....I wont get on their case about it to hard. The fact is while I would lament the loss of an asset for nothing, I would be a little proud of our team for showing that kind of class, in the face of the criticism that would come after for " lack of savy".
Not only no, but HELL NO!!
Originally posted by Afrikan:
"Alex Smith wants release as reward"

I'm sure that was the Chronicle's wording and not Alex's...but I think alot of people see this way.

I have no ill will towards Alex as a person and I hope he does great where ever he goes, hopefully not NFC West.

but I think he has been given a Reward of 24+ mill when he wasn't playing well.....as well as another award by having Jim Harbaugh resurrecting his career...which helped earn him another 13+mill with us. With Harbaugh saying nothing but positive things about him, even to this day...which would attract teams.

Shaun Hill didn't get a "reward"...he got sent to be buried in Detroit's depth chart for a 7th rd pick a year later.

personally I think the Raiders would trade for him, if Alex is worried about being too far from his young son and Wife.
Ditto
Hell No!
Originally posted by Afrikan:
"Alex Smith wants release as reward"

I'm sure that was the Chronicle's wording and not Alex's...but I think alot of people see this way.

I have no ill will towards Alex as a person and I hope he does great where ever he goes, hopefully not NFC West.

but I think he has been given a Reward of 24+ mill when he wasn't playing well.....as well as another award by having Jim Harbaugh resurrecting his career...which helped earn him another 13+mill with us. With Harbaugh saying nothing but positive things about him, even to this day...which would attract teams.

Shaun Hill didn't get a "reward"...he got sent to be buried in Detroit's depth chart for a 7th rd pick a year later.

personally I think the Raiders would trade for him, if Alex is worried about being too far from his young son and Wife.
Absolutely Agree, in the words of Morris Day, "Dis is a Bizness" ! Gotta get at least a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick for him or we can afford to keep him on the roster as a solid backup.
No. The NFL is cold blooded. When it is time to dump Kaep or Gore the team needs to do it quickly and in a way that maximizes the team's own interests. Remember we dumped Craig, Montana, and Lott quickly. No player is immune from this kind of stuff.
Plenty of awful posts in this thread.
So many assuming Smith went to the media. I really doubt that. Simply the media reporting what is a foregone conclusion.
I'm sure Smith will request release AFTER the Super Bowl. A trade is possible, but less likely. Smith would cost too much for the team to keep him, and teams know that.
Given Smith's history, this just doesn't fit his character.
Smith a cancer? Pull your heads out fellas.