Originally posted by boomer49er:
Guys, we didn't resign Alex to sit on the bench and be a backup. Oh and Smith is being paid more than Hill. You think that's an accident? You think they are going to pay Smith twice as much as Hill to be the backup when they could have released him with little trouble.
Alex Smith is our starter.
Actually you are right. We Didn't resign Smith to be a backup. We resigned Smith so he wouldn't kill us this year with his salary, and wont kill our cap next year when we release him. The only reason Smith is making more $$ is because Condon knew darn well that he had us between a rock and a hard spot. We had no choice but to pay Smith a little more if we wanted to avoide paying him a LOT more.
Boomer, I don't get your thinking on this, especially in light of the failed warner acquisition. I had great hope for Smith as well. I was positive the kid was going to be our next latest and greatest, but the facts are that this kid is ruined, like David Carr is ruined, like Tim Couch was ruined etc.