Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by hofer36:
Originally posted by Niners99:
Alex Smith isnt going to win you a Super Bowl. Colin Kaepernick can.
Smith has been pretty average this year. Hes relying on his D and his lack of turnovers.
If anyone is suggesting that two 2nd rounders "wasnt enough" for Alex Smith, your delusional.
of course this is just rank speculation at this time--he had chance and didnt---i dont think this statement is true until he shows he can make plays consistently as a pocket passer--you cant build plays off a qb continually escpaing the pocket and looking for the big throw
Kap got his first chance in his first year mostly because of the way he played in those games. Without Kap, we don't get there and we don't even make that epic comeback.
Kap is an NFC champion. Give him some respect.
Kaepernick is a young QB who landed on a very good team. Because he brought a different style, he enjoyed success, mostly for his running. This year we have seen the league catch up to him and he looks like the second year QB he is - learning, getting a bit better, sometimes falling back a bit, still not the overall team leader/game manager (yes, that is a positive term) that is Alex Smith.
It is not a good thing to fall in love with the way you want someone to be because it often results in you not seeing flaws that you should see.
Yes, Kap's style made him unstoppable last year and teams caught up to it. Now he's taken on the role of game manager but those explosive plays, including with his legs, are still there and have to be accounted for by other teams. We saw glimpses of that on Sunday and against SEA.
He's underachieved and not met our high expectations, but that doesn't mean he isn't doing good. We are still 10-4 despite playing HALF of our games against top 15 defenses, including FIVE games against the top 5 defenses in the league: #1 Seattle twice, #2 Panthers, #4 Texans, and #5 Saints.
Kap has actually played pretty well when you consider the defenses he's faced. And on another note, Kap has played without Crabtree and looks better since his return.
I wonder if any other team faced the top 4 of the top 5 defenses in the league (Niners being the other top 5 team)?
[ Edited by Young2Rice on Dec 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM ]