Originally posted by KoolBeans:
This...Plus it helps that he was throwing to the likes of JR, JT, and Roger Craig. Our HBs and FBs caught a lot passes for a reason, and it wasn't because they were going on 10-15 yard routes. Young had Ricky Waters catching for a bunch of yards out of the backfield.
It's easy to see what's going on here. This guy is trying to discredit anything that AS is doing in his short time in Reid's offense and making excuses for our current QB's struggles in his 3rd year in the same offense. SMH
For my money the duo of Rice and Taylor is one of the best wide receiving teams in history and Craig is the first running back in history to go 1000/1000.
But really, you guys need to stop pretending you can read minds. I can only speak for myself and if you're referring to me, I'm telling you honestly that you're flat-out wrong. As far as I'm concerned, Alex Smith is still playing efficient, smart, relatively mistake-free football just like he did for the last couple of years under Harbaugh for the Niners. What kills me about some of the conversation on Webzone is this tendency to call an explanation an excuse. Years ago, when I would point out that Smith didn't have continuity in an offensive system or didn't have quality receivers or didn't have good protection, people would call that making excuses. I thought these observations were legitimate explanations for what was happening on the field. Now today, Niner fans have a QB with 15 starts under his belt. That's an observation, a fact, an explanation for tendencies we might see like indecision, impatience in the pocket or the inability to see open receivers, not an excuse. It's an explanation. Why even make an excuse or call something an excuse? So, some of us are comparing a QB with 8 years of experience in the NFL running a system he's already pretty familiar with to a QB with 15 starts. That's all that's going on here. I don't even know why I would take any time to try to discredit Alex Smith, a player I've really liked since he began. In fact, although I'd love the Niners to get as much value out of that 2nd rounder as possible, I'm not going to sweat it because the other side of it is that I enjoy the fact that Smith is doing well. I'm not a Chiefs fan, but how can you not like watching a great guy like Alex Smith do well? Please give it a rest. I'm just being honest about this. I'm not the enemy or the boogieman or whatever it is you think I am. Really.