Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by PTulini:
Can Alex Smith unseat Shaun Hill as the team's starting quarterback?
The 49ers' quarterback competition was expected to be a mere formality, but Smith's stellar play during offseason workouts has turned up the heat on the battle. The former No. 1 overall pick has impressed team officials with the improved accuracy and touch that he has displayed in team drills. Moreover, Smith has earned high marks for his improved huddle presence and leadership skills. While Hill still holds the lead in the competition due to his superb game management and leadership skills, Smith's physical tools rank superior and his enriched intangibles could create a dilemma in Mike Singletary's decision making process.
49ers Training Camp (NFL.com)
Too bad the pockets are always perfect in practice.
Too bad you wouldnt be saying this if it was Hill instead of Smith. All of you would be clamoring in support of Hill.
Seriously, I want Hill to start but the one thing that annoys me more than anything on this forum is the ridiculous double standards. When Smith does something good..its "Oh but its really this..." When Shaun does well..."Seeee see see he's amazing."
Why is it so hard to just give credit where credit is due?
IF Hill was reported to be doing extremely well, would you have made this comment? Answer honestly. I doubt it.