Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by captveg:
Originally posted by DarkKnight1680:
I love the talk of "Alex can't win you a super bowl alone. He needs a great defense and a decent run game!" Welcome to the NFL! Pretty much every team needs that. Peyton has 1 super bowl, and he had a run game but not the great defense. Brees has one super bowl, with some question marks on D...but he beat Peyton's low-D squad to get it. Rodgers got one in the year his D played great. Brady stopped winning them when his D and run game dried up, but got 3 with coaching and defense and timely kicking. Big Ben has 2 on the strength of his D. Flacco got one the same way. Eli got 2 with his D controlling Brady. Brad Johnson got one, thanks to his D. Same with Dilfer.
You know what kind of QB wins super bowls? The kind with a good D and a solid running game, who does enough to chalk up the W at the end of the day. Of the last 13 SB champs, only 2 or 3 don't really fit that mold and one of those was 2 similar teams facing off. You want to win a super bowl? Build a great D and find a QB who knows how to win/doesn't lose you the game.
Also can help to not have to pay 20+ million to that QB.
What a difference a day makes! Yesterday all the posts were about how bad Smith is...LOL! Some folks are so set on their old ways.
I've never seen a QB win a game by himself, let alone win a Super Bowl...but I have seen teams win games. Almost every QB in the NFL is capable of winning the Super Bowl if the team around him is good enough and the coaching is as well. Smith is in the upper half of NFL QBs so he could definitely win. The only question I have...will the D hold up and are the receivers and line good enough against the best teams. Oddly, I see the Chiefs in a similar position as the niners...great coaching, great defense, excellent QBs but some questions at receiver and on the OLine.
Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning , Kurt Warner are the most recent...The others was a pass game and a defense without a run game.
If they do get close..AS will need to pass more to WR's then RBs