Originally posted by SJniner7:
Originally posted by 52isabeast:
i really don't think that Alex's arm strength is a question as much as his accuracy is the real issue. Not to mention that he doesn't make the quick read all the time and it usually results in him taking a sack or playing right into the D's coverage. I think the argument about Smith/Hill and who's the TRUE QB of the team has been argued to death.
The truth at the end of the day is Hill has proven to be a better option to win right now than Smith, even though Smith is physically superior. The sad reality though is that Hill MAY be enough to win some games and maybe get us to the playoffs, but he is not the guy who will lead us to a Super Bowl in my opinion. I hope that Hill is the guy who builds us towards greatness, but we'll need to get a REAL Franchise QB before the playoffs on a regular basis and Super Bowls becomes a legitimate hope/expectation.
couldn't have stated it better. here is some food for thought...
-If Smith has trouble learning new systems, why should he start? Shouldn't he wait to learn the system? supporters should agree this would be a bad idea.
-He has not played in practically two years, is there a possibility that he is not ready to step back on the field?
For the supporters, I just can't reason how it would be in good interest of him or the team to start the season.
Hey, I don't disagree with this. It all comes down to how much his time in the league can prepare him to absorb the playbook. If he is not ready, he's not ready. If he shows in TC and the preseason games that he is mentally and physically ready? Then play him. I do not feel that Hill has done so well
that he should start no matter what. Alex has been resigned and has been proven to work hard regardless... so that excuse doesn't fly anymore (meaning why Hill has yet to be named the starter). If management is continuing on with this competition, it is because they agree that as well as Hill has played... it has not been so
special as to be a lock for a starting job.
If Hill starts? There's not a chance in hell that I'll be hoping he fails (just so Alex can play). This really should go both ways for all 9er fans... but it won't.