Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by Jakemall:Originally posted by Joecool:This completely contradicts all yours and others statements that Smith needs better receivers. Now Bowe, a top receiver needs to deal with it but if Smith doesn't have big numbers, then it is because he doesn't have "big" receivers? My point has always been that it doesn't matter if Smith has the best receivers...it is just not his type of game.
Thank you! As I have always said. Smith is a very good QB, but don't blame his receivers for his limitations. He just doesn't like to throw to the deeper open player if he has a shorter route that is more open.
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Avery says under ten yards, I got you, Alex.
You just don't get it. Alex is a good QB, but don't say he will put up big numbers if he had better receivers. He won't. That's not how he plays. He is a good QB but he will struggle if he is down by more than 7 because his game is not to score a lot of points on a consistent basis. He must have the players around him play well for him to pay well.
Focusing only on the bolded: I just think this is a misnomer. The Alex of present day just goes out and does his thing -- and his game is this: he does what he feels is the best to do in the given situation. While he's not perfect -- nobody is -- he's a great decision-maker, and if he needs to get his team back into the game, he'll go to work and do it. If he's looking to attack, he can and will do so. Other times, sure, it is a more methodical approach where he goes out and moves the chains, leading the team down the field to score points.
But I mean, being down by 7+ I don't think is a big deal with Smith. We saw a lot of times even before Harbaugh. Sure, although we didn't always win -- we were often in position to get the winning or tying scores after being down by 2-3 scores in some games. So, I respectfully disagree that he struggles having to come from behind
As for that second part, I think I know what you mean, but I wouldn't say "his game is not to score a lot of points on a consistent basis." At least I wouldn't phrase it like that. My guess is what you really mean is his game more often resembles the methodical, efficient, ball-control offensive style like Seattle, New England, or Pittsburgh, than it does the "quick-strike" long-ball attack like Denver, Atlanta, or the New York Giants. Like you said, he's a good QB. Certain QBs fit certain systems better and that's just the style of offense he fits better.