Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by Psinex:
but Alex Smith has the tools to be great like Peyton Manning.
What is wrong with you? Seriously.
I see something you don't. I saw it in training camp '07 the year after he played pretty well. His throws were accurate and had velocity like Manning. He's been injured since, so naysayers have a lot of negative ammunition. If he doesn't make good on his potential given honest playing time on the field, then I can accept that he isn't what I thought he was. Until then, as I initially stated, I believe that Michael Crabtree and the new weapons on offense will give Alex a new lease on his career.
I don't doubt that Shaun Hill will do a good job, but I think he might give defenses an opportunity to stack the box against the run. I am all for whoever gives us the best chance to win. I have reservations about Alex's command of the offense. He can definitely make the passes when healthy. I think his shoulder has been what's holding him back from gunning it. It's possible that his time out of commission has given him a chance to pick up a lot of mental recognition and resolve. But we won't know for sure until TC in a few weeks.