Originally posted by Leathaface:Originally posted by indianajim:Originally posted by Leathaface:
You guys are fooling yourselves if you think Alex Smith as any chance at being our opening day starter. Hill goes 3 for 7 and all of a sudden he's on even ground with Smith? Get real.
Does anyone honestly think Smith is going to win the 'competition'? That's what I'd like to hear. Not any of this "it's still in the air guys!" I'd like to know who actually believes Alex Smith is going to start.
I believe if Alex Smith outplays Hill again vs. Dallas, Smith will be our opening day starter.
Hill didn't just go 3/7, he did so with some REALLY bad throws, and one that was initially picked off until Morgan ripped it out of the DB's hands. He didn't have the bonehead drops that Smith had, and if those had been caught, the difference between Smith and Hill would have been even larger.
You and your emotional attachment to Hill would do well to develop some objectivity.
The pass to Morgan was not in the DBs hands. Morgan also saved Alex on a pass the previous week (no it wasn't a good throw, he got lucky it wasn't picked off).
You call them bonehead drops, I call them passes that weren't on target. All interceptions happen for a reason right? When you constantly throw behind, ahead, and above your targets, there will be some drops and there will be some interceptions. Smith is just as much to blame as Morgan. Every interception isn't clear cut like you'd like to believe. Is it just a coincidence that when Smith comes in, our WRs all of a sudden start to drop passes? Of course not.
Bottom line, at the end of the season you look a guys stats and you don't say his interceptions were/weren't his fault. It is what it is.
Anyway, I have no attachment to Hill, as hard as that may be for you to fathom. I just believe that he's the better QB in every way, shape, and form. Moreover, he's earned the right to start this year.
But they do get paid to catch anything in the vincinty. Not just ones perfectly placed in the hands. Gotta help the QB which in turn helps your stats and helps you team and hopefully we win the Game.