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How Alex Smith Compares to Terry Bradshaw

Originally posted by Apples:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by Apples:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by Apples:
And now we're comparing Alex Smith to Terry Bradshaw...

I think it's time for me to hibernate until week 1, I can't take this anymore.

What is wrong with that?They were both first picks,and they both started out slow on bad teams?I remember Cosell calling him the #1 bust prior to doing an interview with him,but he turned it around.I know that you guys that hate Smith know more than everyone else that thinks that he can turn it around,so sweet dreams see ya when the season starts.




You know who else started out s**tty?

David Klinger
Tim Couch
David Carr
Joey Harrington
Akili Smith
Ryan Leaf

Alex Smith is more likely to turn into one of those guys than into Terry F*cking Bradshaw, gimme a break.

I never said he would turn into Bradshaw,hell I didn't even say it was likely,so don't try to twist my words son.My point is that you guys always bashing him are just being shortsighted if you think it is impossible for him to turn it around.Give yourself a break.

Calling him a bust after his rookie season would be shortsighted.

But after 4 years of sub-par play and injuries, I think it's safe to call him a bust.


If you can tell this after one full season,why the hell aren't you an NFL scout?I mean the GM and coach seem to think he isn't a bust,but what do they know,they are just a veteran NFL scout and a Hall of Fame player?I guess guys like you and Billy are just more knowledgeable about judging NFL talent than the guys that are getting paid to do it.You should send in your resume to Jed York and tell him you know how to pick sure fire NFL talent every time.Then when you get the job because of how qualified you are,you can make the decisions on player personnel.Once you weeded out all the non pro bowlers we could all enjoy having our whole team as the starters in the the pro bowl.That would give us one extra game after we won the Super Bowl every year.Of course then we would have to convert Candlestick into a warehouse to hold all the Superbowl trophies that your expert talent analysis would bring to the team.Man what a wonderful opportunity the San Francisco organization is missing out on...it makes one sad to know how bad they are handling the team when they could have you.
Why is everyone acting like he said that Smith will win 4 superbowls as well. I believe the comparison is that they both struggled in their first 4 years and chose to stay with the team that drafted them. And then he went on to say if it happened for Bradshaw then it can happen for Smith. I swear some posters just want to do nothing but cry and whine. If you don't like the players on the team then that means you don't like the team. So just do us all a favor and move on to a team that you actually like the players on. I hear the Patriots, Steelers and Cardinals still need bandwagon fans
Originally posted by backontop:
Why is everyone acting like he said that Smith will win 4 superbowls as well. I believe the comparison is that they both struggled in their first 4 years and chose to stay with the team that drafted them. And then he went on to say if it happened for Bradshaw then it can happen for Smith. I swear some posters just want to do nothing but cry and whine. If you don't like the players on the team then that means you don't like the team. So just do us all a favor and move on to a team that you actually like the players on. I hear the Patriots, Steelers and Cardinals still need bandwagon fans

Exactly my point.
Originally posted by PTulini:
Originally posted by backontop:
Why is everyone acting like he said that Smith will win 4 superbowls as well. I believe the comparison is that they both struggled in their first 4 years and chose to stay with the team that drafted them. And then he went on to say if it happened for Bradshaw then it can happen for Smith. I swear some posters just want to do nothing but cry and whine. If you don't like the players on the team then that means you don't like the team. So just do us all a favor and move on to a team that you actually like the players on. I hear the Patriots, Steelers and Cardinals still need bandwagon fans

Exactly my point.

It's amazing what happens when you actually pay attention to a post with out rushing to fridge for a pitcher of Hateraid
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by PTulini:
Originally posted by backontop:
Why is everyone acting like he said that Smith will win 4 superbowls as well. I believe the comparison is that they both struggled in their first 4 years and chose to stay with the team that drafted them. And then he went on to say if it happened for Bradshaw then it can happen for Smith. I swear some posters just want to do nothing but cry and whine. If you don't like the players on the team then that means you don't like the team. So just do us all a favor and move on to a team that you actually like the players on. I hear the Patriots, Steelers and Cardinals still need bandwagon fans

Exactly my point.

It's amazing what happens when you actually pay attention to a post with out rushing to fridge for a pitcher of Hateraid

Let me help you out

Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by Apples:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by Apples:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by Apples:
And now we're comparing Alex Smith to Terry Bradshaw...

I think it's time for me to hibernate until week 1, I can't take this anymore.

What is wrong with that?They were both first picks,and they both started out slow on bad teams?I remember Cosell calling him the #1 bust prior to doing an interview with him,but he turned it around.I know that you guys that hate Smith know more than everyone else that thinks that he can turn it around,so sweet dreams see ya when the season starts.




You know who else started out s**tty?

David Klinger
Tim Couch
David Carr
Joey Harrington
Akili Smith
Ryan Leaf

Alex Smith is more likely to turn into one of those guys than into Terry F*cking Bradshaw, gimme a break.

I never said he would turn into Bradshaw,hell I didn't even say it was likely,so don't try to twist my words son.My point is that you guys always bashing him are just being shortsighted if you think it is impossible for him to turn it around.Give yourself a break.

Calling him a bust after his rookie season would be shortsighted.

But after 4 years of sub-par play and injuries, I think it's safe to call him a bust.


If you can tell this after one full season,why the hell aren't you an NFL scout?I mean the GM and coach seem to think he isn't a bust,but what do they know,they are just a veteran NFL scout and a Hall of Fame player?I guess guys like you and Billy are just more knowledgeable about judging NFL talent than the guys that are getting paid to do it.You should send in your resume to Jed York and tell him you know how to pick sure fire NFL talent every time.Then when you get the job because of how qualified you are,you can make the decisions on player personnel.Once you weeded out all the non pro bowlers we could all enjoy having our whole team as the starters in the the pro bowl.That would give us one extra game after we won the Super Bowl every year.Of course then we would have to convert Candlestick into a warehouse to hold all the Superbowl trophies that your expert talent analysis would bring to the team.Man what a wonderful opportunity the San Francisco organization is missing out on...it makes one sad to know how bad they are handling the team when they could have you.

Biggest difference - Terry WON GAMES! This post FAILS BIGTIME!
Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by Apples:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by Apples:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by Apples:
And now we're comparing Alex Smith to Terry Bradshaw...

I think it's time for me to hibernate until week 1, I can't take this anymore.

What is wrong with that?They were both first picks,and they both started out slow on bad teams?I remember Cosell calling him the #1 bust prior to doing an interview with him,but he turned it around.I know that you guys that hate Smith know more than everyone else that thinks that he can turn it around,so sweet dreams see ya when the season starts.




You know who else started out s**tty?

David Klinger
Tim Couch
David Carr
Joey Harrington
Akili Smith
Ryan Leaf

Alex Smith is more likely to turn into one of those guys than into Terry F*cking Bradshaw, gimme a break.

I never said he would turn into Bradshaw,hell I didn't even say it was likely,so don't try to twist my words son.My point is that you guys always bashing him are just being shortsighted if you think it is impossible for him to turn it around.Give yourself a break.

Calling him a bust after his rookie season would be shortsighted.

But after 4 years of sub-par play and injuries, I think it's safe to call him a bust.


If you can tell this after one full season,why the hell aren't you an NFL scout?I mean the GM and coach seem to think he isn't a bust,but what do they know,they are just a veteran NFL scout and a Hall of Fame player?I guess guys like you and Billy are just more knowledgeable about judging NFL talent than the guys that are getting paid to do it.You should send in your resume to Jed York and tell him you know how to pick sure fire NFL talent every time.Then when you get the job because of how qualified you are,you can make the decisions on player personnel.Once you weeded out all the non pro bowlers we could all enjoy having our whole team as the starters in the the pro bowl.That would give us one extra game after we won the Super Bowl every year.Of course then we would have to convert Candlestick into a warehouse to hold all the Superbowl trophies that your expert talent analysis would bring to the team.Man what a wonderful opportunity the San Francisco organization is missing out on...it makes one sad to know how bad they are handling the team when they could have you.


How did I miss that beautiful post. It brings tears to my eyes knowing that not all fans on this forum are complete tools There is hope... THERE IS HOPE!!!
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Biggest difference - Terry WON GAMES! This post FAILS BIGTIME!

Does it really fail? Let's see, Bradshaw had a 38% completions in his first year. He threw for 6 td's and a whopping 24 interceptions. I think he was 3-8 in his starts.

71: 13 td's and 22 interceptions and a losing record. (Would people around here be calling him "Terry Leaf?" I'm guessing yes.)

72: Steelers went 13-3! Bradshaw threw 12 td's and 12 interceptions. But, they had built quite a team around him and the rest is history.
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Biggest difference - Terry WON GAMES! This post FAILS BIGTIME!

Does it really fail? Let's see, Bradshaw had a 38% completions in his first year. He threw for 6 td's and a whopping 24 interceptions. I think he was 3-8 in his starts.

71: 13 td's and 22 interceptions and a losing record. (Would people around here be calling him "Terry Leaf?" I'm guessing yes.)

72: Steelers went 13-3! Bradshaw threw 12 td's and 12 interceptions. But, they had built quite a team around him and the rest is history.

He was obviously a bust! I don't understand how this guy ended up in the HOF. Maybe we shouldn't be saying Alex Leaf but rather Alex Bradshaw because Bradshaw was a bust as well.
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Biggest difference - Terry WON GAMES! This post FAILS BIGTIME!

Does it really fail? Let's see, Bradshaw had a 38% completions in his first year. He threw for 6 td's and a whopping 24 interceptions. I think he was 3-8 in his starts.

71: 13 td's and 22 interceptions and a losing record. (Would people around here be calling him "Terry Leaf?" I'm guessing yes.)

72: Steelers went 13-3! Bradshaw threw 12 td's and 12 interceptions. But, they had built quite a team around him and the rest is history.

He was obviously a bust! I don't understand how this guy ended up in the HOF. Maybe we shouldn't be saying Alex Leaf but rather Alex Bradshaw because Bradshaw was a bust as well.

Exactly. But, I do remember that Bradshaw took a lot of grief from fans during the first couple years. People called him stupid, a hillbilly, etc. He showed em. But really, he's the perfect example of a QB lucky enough to have a strong running game and a smothering defense.
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Biggest difference - Terry WON GAMES! This post FAILS BIGTIME!

Does it really fail? Let's see, Bradshaw had a 38% completions in his first year. He threw for 6 td's and a whopping 24 interceptions. I think he was 3-8 in his starts.

71: 13 td's and 22 interceptions and a losing record. (Would people around here be calling him "Terry Leaf?" I'm guessing yes.)

72: Steelers went 13-3! Bradshaw threw 12 td's and 12 interceptions. But, they had built quite a team around him and the rest is history.

He was obviously a bust! I don't understand how this guy ended up in the HOF. Maybe we shouldn't be saying Alex Leaf but rather Alex Bradshaw because Bradshaw was a bust as well.

Exactly. But, I do remember that Bradshaw took a lot of grief from fans during the first couple years. People called him stupid, a hillbilly, etc. He showed em. But really, he's the perfect example of a QB lucky enough to have a strong running game and a smothering defense.

That just proves the point that it takes a TEAM to win not a QB. The fact that Trent Dilfer has a SB ring supports that arguement as well.
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Biggest difference - Terry WON GAMES! This post FAILS BIGTIME!

Does it really fail? Let's see, Bradshaw had a 38% completions in his first year. He threw for 6 td's and a whopping 24 interceptions. I think he was 3-8 in his starts.

71: 13 td's and 22 interceptions and a losing record. (Would people around here be calling him "Terry Leaf?" I'm guessing yes.)

72: Steelers went 13-3! Bradshaw threw 12 td's and 12 interceptions. But, they had built quite a team around him and the rest is history.

He was obviously a bust! I don't understand how this guy ended up in the HOF. Maybe we shouldn't be saying Alex Leaf but rather Alex Bradshaw because Bradshaw was a bust as well.

Exactly. But, I do remember that Bradshaw took a lot of grief from fans during the first couple years. People called him stupid, a hillbilly, etc. He showed em. But really, he's the perfect example of a QB lucky enough to have a strong running game and a smothering defense.

Such as Joe Flacco or "Big" Ben Roethlisberger?
Absolutely. No team sport is more dependent upon everyone doing their job exactly right as American football. But, I think the tremendous money involved has made teams less inclined to take their time with high draft picks. I don't know if a team would let a guy throw all those int's these days without yanking and benching him.
Originally posted by PTulini:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Biggest difference - Terry WON GAMES! This post FAILS BIGTIME!

Does it really fail? Let's see, Bradshaw had a 38% completions in his first year. He threw for 6 td's and a whopping 24 interceptions. I think he was 3-8 in his starts.

71: 13 td's and 22 interceptions and a losing record. (Would people around here be calling him "Terry Leaf?" I'm guessing yes.)

72: Steelers went 13-3! Bradshaw threw 12 td's and 12 interceptions. But, they had built quite a team around him and the rest is history.

He was obviously a bust! I don't understand how this guy ended up in the HOF. Maybe we shouldn't be saying Alex Leaf but rather Alex Bradshaw because Bradshaw was a bust as well.

Exactly. But, I do remember that Bradshaw took a lot of grief from fans during the first couple years. People called him stupid, a hillbilly, etc. He showed em. But really, he's the perfect example of a QB lucky enough to have a strong running game and a smothering defense.

Such as Joe Flacco or "Big" Ben Roethlisberger?

Right. There are always examples every year. But in the 70's and 80's, franchises could put a team together that was going to be intact for a long time and really develop systems. Bradshaw had one of the greatest teams of all time around him.