Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Currently, Smith has had 53 more pass attempts than Kaepernick. Smith has a 58.4 completion % to Kap's 56.1. Smith has a 83.7 QB rating to Kap's 81.9. Smith has a 6.5 yard per catch to Kap's 7.34. Smith has 7 TD's against 3 ints and Kap has 6 TD's against 4 ints. The Niners have played four playoff teams from last year and the fifth was the Rams in St. Louis on a Thursday night, so I'd say the Niners have had the tougher schedule so far.
So, I think it's a little early to be lurching to the conclusion that the trade was a mistake. Let's let the season play out a little more.
so now, even you are engaging in the Kaep vs Alex comparisons that the mods have been clear about wanting us to avoid?
is Kaep on a new team with a new system and new players? I need a nap..
Please look a little deeper and farther back in the conversation. The comparison was a response to someone who earlier said the trade was a mistake. My only point was that it was way too early to come to that conclusion because the stats show that performance is closer than win-loss record would lead one to believe. And, if you look at the statistics I posted, you might notice that they show that Alex IS playing marginally better football right now. As to your last point, Alex Smith is an 8 year NFL veteran playing in a system Andy Reid has put together specifically with Alex Smith in mind. Andy Reid said this himself. So let's not pretend that Smith has had to go learn an entirely new system. Smith also stated early on that the systems were so similar that it was not even like he had to learn a new one. And, what the mods have wanted to avoid was provocative arguing about the QB's. If the mods have a problem with this, it should be with the poster I responded to, not to me. Here is the post I responded to because I don't agree with it and I think it's way too early to lurch to this conclusion:
Originally posted by fryet:
Ok, I will say it. Right now it looks like the 49ers traded the wrong QB. The 49ers would have gotten multiple firsts for Kap, and Alex Smith is playing better ball right now. Kap is in a sophomore slump right now. Defenses have found a defense that he doesn't play well against right now, plus I think he is a bit rattled and has regressed. We all hope that Kap figures things out and goes back to his playoff ways, but if he does not, the trade was a mistake.
He brought up Kaepernick. I didn't. If you don't mind me saying this, some of you guys need to calm down about this tendency you have to feel you need to defend Alex Smith. Nobody needs to defend Smith. It would be refreshing if some of you would allow that a Niner fan could support both players. I'm just an honest Niner fan. I support the team. I root for the team first and the individual players second. This has happened many times. I watched every Joe Montana game he ever played for the Niners. I was a huge Montana fan. I only saw a couple of his Chiefs games, because they were Chiefs games - I'm not a Chiefs fan. It's exactly the same with Alex Smith - huge Alex Smith fan here from the beginning. But, I haven't seen any of his Chiefs games yet - just bits and pieces, highlights. I wish him well because I think he's a genuinely great individual. My goal is not in any way to demean or dismiss him. I think he's an awesome athlete and one of the toughest QB's the Niners have ever had. In fact, I'll go as far as to say he seems to me to be the toughest Niner QB since Brodie and I've got specific reasons for saying that. I'd be happy to share the toughness observations in detail, but this is going way too long. Nobody likes long posts around here.
[ Edited by GNielsen on Oct 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM ]