Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by PTulini:
Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
Originally posted by PTulini:
In my opinion, I think Alex Smith deserves another shot as the starting QB of the San Francisco 49ers. The only reason he lost it in the first place was due to injury. Coming off the 2006 season, Alex looked like he was turning the corner and becoming the franchise QB we were looking for. Then, after beginning the 2007 season 2-1, Alex injured his shoulder and hasn't played healthy since.
We had heard reports this summer that Alex was now healthy, and had looked better than he ever has since being drafted in 2005. The QB battle between Hill and Smith went down to the wire. Right before Game 3, Shaun Hill was named the starter. (as we know)
I seem to think Shaun Hill was named the starter by default. I think the decision would've come down to Game 3 if Alex had not injured his finger! Up to that point, I considered the QB battle as a draw, with Game 3 being the deciding factor (but that never happened).
Alex was beginning to show an improved pocket presence. He is obviously more atheletic, throws a better deep ball, and has all of the measurables you look for in a QB! I think Alex Smith should get another opportunity to start. I believe Alex can be a good QB, he just needs some time to get the rust off. The more he plays the better he'll get. Don't you think its odd that all we hear about is Michael Crabtree asking Alex questions? Hanging out with Alex. Shouldn't Crabtree be developing a rappour with Shaun Hill?
Lol you're the king of the standard 3-5 paragraph essay. You state a thesis and give 2-4 concrete pieces of evidence to support your thesis and end with a conclusion wrapping up your overall argument.
Anyway well said and while I agree Smith can start I also don't think Hill should be benched. 2 or 3 shtty games?Then yes.
I can't help it, I'm used to needing to support my argument in college when writing papers and doing speeches. While I'm not saying right now, I do think if Shaun Hill does begin to play poorly, Coach Singletary will not hesitate to pull the trigger. By season's end, we need to know where we stand. Its obvious to me that this organization does not think Shaun is the answer.
See I agree with PTulini, and I am sick of Hill because I was ready to throw him out of a window before he had that 8 minute drive. He had been missing guys all game, guys that were wide open. Not much really changed in the last few games, there had been a little good and a lot of mediocre/bad play but because the defense had us winning people were looking at the 1 or 2 good drives per game and saying "ZOMG DUDE IS SOOO CLUTCH" instead of looking at the 8 or 9 punts, and th 3 and outs.
That about sums it up.
The "he gets it done when it counts" stuff is bull crap. It COUNTS ALL GAME. THAT'S WHEN IT MATTERS. Yes he was FORTUNATE to make those plays at the end of a few games when he had to, but look fellas, Alex can and HAS done that before too.
What we saw Sunday was this:
-Hill didn't have such a drive to mask his mediocrity.
-Because Hill lacks certain skills that you need in a QB when trailing, we saw with a guy like Hill, it's virtually impossible to come back in games where we fall behind and need to throw to get back into it.
-Our OL is playing very poorly and Hill is probably going to get injured because of simply tucking the ball every time due to what appears to me to be indecisiveness much of the time. This not only causes us to lose yards unnecessarily
, it's obviously not good for his health. He's played five games and already has to sit out to recover.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Oct 14, 2009 at 18:04:41 ]