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Reasons for an Alex Smith breakout season.

Originally posted by 49er4eva:
Originally posted by LilMar:
Originally posted by BigMar:
In my opinion, I think after Alex kicks off the dust from being inactive due to his past shoulder injury, his arm certainly will re-gain strength and the accuracy will follow shortly thereafter. One thing for sure, Alex is much more aware, mature, a bit bigger and stronger this season. Stay tuned... lets see what happens.

I heard that being on the bench has lit a fire under Alex Smith (6'4 217 lbs) and he wants to play better this year.

Really? I heard he looks like the same hot garbage in OTA'S with throwing picks and inaccurate passing.

As much as I like Shaun Hill, I'm hoping people are calling Alex Smith "the Phoenix" by next year, but I definitely wouldn't expect it. But, if Smith ever is going to resurrect his career, this year would be a good time to start. He's still very young and he's still got all the physical tools anyone needs to be successful in the NFL. He just needs to get his head together.
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
As much as I like Shaun Hill, I'm hoping people are calling Alex Smith "the Phoenix" by next year, but I definitely wouldn't expect it. But, if Smith ever is going to resurrect his career, this year would be a good time to start. He's still very young and he's still got all the physical tools anyone needs to be successful in the NFL. He just needs to get his head together.

and his shoulder
Originally posted by 49er4eva:
Originally posted by LilMar:
Originally posted by BigMar:
In my opinion, I think after Alex kicks off the dust from being inactive due to his past shoulder injury, his arm certainly will re-gain strength and the accuracy will follow shortly thereafter. One thing for sure, Alex is much more aware, mature, a bit bigger and stronger this season. Stay tuned... lets see what happens.

I heard that being on the bench has lit a fire under Alex Smith (6'4 217 lbs) and he wants to play better this year.

Really? I heard he looks like the same hot garbage in OTA'S with throwing picks and inaccurate passing.

Come on now...Alex has not thrown a pass in how long? Give the guy a chance to get adjusted. By the way Q.B. Hill also threw ints in case you did not notice.
Originally posted by BigMar:
Originally posted by 49er4eva:
Originally posted by LilMar:
Originally posted by BigMar:
In my opinion, I think after Alex kicks off the dust from being inactive due to his past shoulder injury, his arm certainly will re-gain strength and the accuracy will follow shortly thereafter. One thing for sure, Alex is much more aware, mature, a bit bigger and stronger this season. Stay tuned... lets see what happens.

I heard that being on the bench has lit a fire under Alex Smith (6'4 217 lbs) and he wants to play better this year.

Really? I heard he looks like the same hot garbage in OTA'S with throwing picks and inaccurate passing.

Come on now...Alex has not thrown a pass in how long? Give the guy a chance to get adjusted. By the way Q.B. Hill also threw ints in case you did not notice.

Oh he noticed but since it's Hill and Hill has that nifty 2 season record, he ignores that.

It's kinda like walkin by a pile of excrement in your living room if it came from a prize ribbon winning dog. It stinks but since it came from such a winner it must be worth something and therefore you cannot bring yourself to flush it down the toilet.

~Ceadder

[ Edited by Ceadderman on Jun 4, 2009 at 16:20:04 ]
Originally posted by Ceadderman:
Originally posted by BigMar:
Originally posted by 49er4eva:
Originally posted by LilMar:
Originally posted by BigMar:
In my opinion, I think after Alex kicks off the dust from being inactive due to his past shoulder injury, his arm certainly will re-gain strength and the accuracy will follow shortly thereafter. One thing for sure, Alex is much more aware, mature, a bit bigger and stronger this season. Stay tuned... lets see what happens.

I heard that being on the bench has lit a fire under Alex Smith (6'4 217 lbs) and he wants to play better this year.

Really? I heard he looks like the same hot garbage in OTA'S with throwing picks and inaccurate passing.

Come on now...Alex has not thrown a pass in how long? Give the guy a chance to get adjusted. By the way Q.B. Hill also threw ints in case you did not notice.

Oh he noticed but since it's Hill and Hill has that nifty 2 season record, he ignores that.

It's kinda like walkin by a pile of excrement in your living room if it came from a prize ribbon winning dog. It stinks but since it came from such a winner it must be worth something and therefore you cannot bring yourself to flush it down the toilet.

~Ceadder

Why is this debate still going on? Smith is a train wreck waiting to happen. He can be a decent #2 but a starter? I rooted for him but how many years and excuses is this guy going to get? It is about time the team starts looking at options for the future. And we never know that could be what we have in Nate Davis but then again with out seeing him take a single snap at the pro level we will never know until he does.
Originally posted by backontop:
Why is this debate still going on? Smith is a train wreck waiting to happen. He can be a decent #2 but a starter? I rooted for him but how many years and excuses is this guy going to get? It is about time the team starts looking at options for the future. And we never know that could be what we have in Nate Davis but then again with out seeing him take a single snap at the pro level we will never know until he does.

This bolded part caught my attention. People act like Alex has been in the league for several years... played for several years... and still sucked.

So is this true or no? Cuz last I checked...

05 - rookie - played in 9 games... was terrible, as was the entire offense
06 - true yr 1 - started every game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats considering multiple factors
07 - injured in 4th game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats under Jim frickin Hostler

So where are all these years that he has been so horrible? Does anyone even acknowledge his rookie year? I don't... that was destined to be disaster. Most everyone felt he was turning the corner at the end of 06. Then 07... Hostler... game 4... injured... and now, everyone's acting as if he's ben playing lots since 06 and sucking... interesting.

Which leads me to other explanations.

type 1) the draft experts - You absolutely hated the selection in 05... cuz after all, we all are draft experts that know better. So you see what you want to see... remembering the bad... forgetting the good... all to validate your draft guru-ism. This builds into a fine, burning hate for the kid.

type 2) the lil Nolans - You were fairly high on the improvement of Alex after 06... He doesn't light it up in 07, but does enough... but then gets injured... what a wuss. Now he's hurt... or is he? Get in there and play, wuss! Oh, but he's sucking... maybe faking the injury... just doesn't have the guts to tough it out. Declares himself out for the year... F him for quitting on the team. Then he goes and gets hurt again, the wuss! Screw him... he's always sucked anyway... right? Uh, yeah sure... that's the way to remember it.
Went will the hard on for this guy finally go down.
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by backontop:
Why is this debate still going on? Smith is a train wreck waiting to happen. He can be a decent #2 but a starter? I rooted for him but how many years and excuses is this guy going to get? It is about time the team starts looking at options for the future. And we never know that could be what we have in Nate Davis but then again with out seeing him take a single snap at the pro level we will never know until he does.

This bolded part caught my attention. People act like Alex has been in the league for several years... played for several years... and still sucked.

So is this true or no? Cuz last I checked...

05 - rookie - played in 9 games... was terrible, as was the entire offense
06 - true yr 1 - started every game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats considering multiple factors
07 - injured in 4th game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats under Jim frickin Hostler

So where are all these years that he has been so horrible? Does anyone even acknowledge his rookie year? I don't... that was destined to be disaster. Most everyone felt he was turning the corner at the end of 06. Then 07... Hostler... game 4... injured... and now, everyone's acting as if he's ben playing lots since 06 and sucking... interesting.

Which leads me to other explanations.

type 1) the draft experts - You absolutely hated the selection in 05... cuz after all, we all are draft experts that know better. So you see what you want to see... remembering the bad... forgetting the good... all to validate your draft guru-ism. This builds into a fine, burning hate for the kid.

type 2) the lil Nolans - You were fairly high on the improvement of Alex after 06... He doesn't light it up in 07, but does enough... but then gets injured... what a wuss. Now he's hurt... or is he? Get in there and play, wuss! Oh, but he's sucking... maybe faking the injury... just doesn't have the guts to tough it out. Declares himself out for the year... F him for quitting on the team. Then he goes and gets hurt again, the wuss! Screw him... he's always sucked anyway... right? Uh, yeah sure... that's the way to remember it.

It does sound pretty accurate to me! I agree with it.

[ Edited by PTulini on Jun 4, 2009 at 19:33:45 ]
You know we can all look back and say "Alex was really showing potential" but really it was sparatic, he didn't look to good but neither did anyone really at all on offense. Alex has the tools and the smarts, i'm just not so sure he can be a star. I think he if healthy will end up like a Kerry Collins at best it was a good choice to keep him at less $ and see what happens. I really really hope he becomes great but i do not anticipate it happening
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by backontop:
Why is this debate still going on? Smith is a train wreck waiting to happen. He can be a decent #2 but a starter? I rooted for him but how many years and excuses is this guy going to get? It is about time the team starts looking at options for the future. And we never know that could be what we have in Nate Davis but then again with out seeing him take a single snap at the pro level we will never know until he does.

This bolded part caught my attention. People act like Alex has been in the league for several years... played for several years... and still sucked.

So is this true or no? Cuz last I checked...

05 - rookie - played in 9 games... was terrible, as was the entire offense
06 - true yr 1 - started every game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats considering multiple factors
07 - injured in 4th game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats under Jim frickin Hostler

So where are all these years that he has been so horrible? Does anyone even acknowledge his rookie year? I don't... that was destined to be disaster. Most everyone felt he was turning the corner at the end of 06. Then 07... Hostler... game 4... injured... and now, everyone's acting as if he's ben playing lots since 06 and sucking... interesting.

Which leads me to other explanations.

type 1) the draft experts - You absolutely hated the selection in 05... cuz after all, we all are draft experts that know better. So you see what you want to see... remembering the bad... forgetting the good... all to validate your draft guru-ism. This builds into a fine, burning hate for the kid.

type 2) the lil Nolans - You were fairly high on the improvement of Alex after 06... He doesn't light it up in 07, but does enough... but then gets injured... what a wuss. Now he's hurt... or is he? Get in there and play, wuss! Oh, but he's sucking... maybe faking the injury... just doesn't have the guts to tough it out. Declares himself out for the year... F him for quitting on the team. Then he goes and gets hurt again, the wuss! Screw him... he's always sucked anyway... right? Uh, yeah sure... that's the way to remember it.

you said it yourself. PEDESTRIAN type numbers. But hey lets make him a starter
None. Hill is the starter, but other than that, he would of had a good season with all of the reasons you listed
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by backontop:
Why is this debate still going on? Smith is a train wreck waiting to happen. He can be a decent #2 but a starter? I rooted for him but how many years and excuses is this guy going to get? It is about time the team starts looking at options for the future. And we never know that could be what we have in Nate Davis but then again with out seeing him take a single snap at the pro level we will never know until he does.

This bolded part caught my attention. People act like Alex has been in the league for several years... played for several years... and still sucked.

So is this true or no? Cuz last I checked...

05 - rookie - played in 9 games... was terrible, as was the entire offense
06 - true yr 1 - started every game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats considering multiple factors
07 - injured in 4th game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats under Jim frickin Hostler

So where are all these years that he has been so horrible? Does anyone even acknowledge his rookie year? I don't... that was destined to be disaster. Most everyone felt he was turning the corner at the end of 06. Then 07... Hostler... game 4... injured... and now, everyone's acting as if he's ben playing lots since 06 and sucking... interesting.

Which leads me to other explanations.

type 1) the draft experts - You absolutely hated the selection in 05... cuz after all, we all are draft experts that know better. So you see what you want to see... remembering the bad... forgetting the good... all to validate your draft guru-ism. This builds into a fine, burning hate for the kid.

type 2) the lil Nolans - You were fairly high on the improvement of Alex after 06... He doesn't light it up in 07, but does enough... but then gets injured... what a wuss. Now he's hurt... or is he? Get in there and play, wuss! Oh, but he's sucking... maybe faking the injury... just doesn't have the guts to tough it out. Declares himself out for the year... F him for quitting on the team. Then he goes and gets hurt again, the wuss! Screw him... he's always sucked anyway... right? Uh, yeah sure... that's the way to remember it.

you said it yourself. PEDESTRIAN type numbers. But hey lets make him a starter

Yes, yes I did... pedestrian. Buuuuuuut.... consider that Alex had a far inferior supporting cast (coaching/OL/receivers). This is a much better team now that Alex has yet to play with.
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by backontop:
Why is this debate still going on? Smith is a train wreck waiting to happen. He can be a decent #2 but a starter? I rooted for him but how many years and excuses is this guy going to get? It is about time the team starts looking at options for the future. And we never know that could be what we have in Nate Davis but then again with out seeing him take a single snap at the pro level we will never know until he does.

This bolded part caught my attention. People act like Alex has been in the league for several years... played for several years... and still sucked.

So is this true or no? Cuz last I checked...

05 - rookie - played in 9 games... was terrible, as was the entire offense
06 - true yr 1 - started every game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats considering multiple factors
07 - injured in 4th game... pedestrian, but acceptable stats under Jim frickin Hostler

So where are all these years that he has been so horrible? Does anyone even acknowledge his rookie year? I don't... that was destined to be disaster. Most everyone felt he was turning the corner at the end of 06. Then 07... Hostler... game 4... injured... and now, everyone's acting as if he's ben playing lots since 06 and sucking... interesting.

Which leads me to other explanations.

type 1) the draft experts - You absolutely hated the selection in 05... cuz after all, we all are draft experts that know better. So you see what you want to see... remembering the bad... forgetting the good... all to validate your draft guru-ism. This builds into a fine, burning hate for the kid.

type 2) the lil Nolans - You were fairly high on the improvement of Alex after 06... He doesn't light it up in 07, but does enough... but then gets injured... what a wuss. Now he's hurt... or is he? Get in there and play, wuss! Oh, but he's sucking... maybe faking the injury... just doesn't have the guts to tough it out. Declares himself out for the year... F him for quitting on the team. Then he goes and gets hurt again, the wuss! Screw him... he's always sucked anyway... right? Uh, yeah sure... that's the way to remember it.

"Does anyone even acknowledge his rookie year? I don't... "

Why wouldn't you acknowledge his rookie year? Sure rookies should get a little leeway, but cmon now. couldn't get more than what? 4 wins?

The kid was drafted #1 overall. He wasn't some late round pick up that was expected to be a third stringer or hang out on the practice squad. He was the face of our franchise and organization. And he stunk it up.

ummmm rookie QBs.... Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan? sure they may have been handed a better supporting cast, but still. the fact of the matter remains... Alex Smith sucks. He is a bust. It's time to move on. I bet Flacco or Ryan would've done better with our 2005 team than mr. bust.
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