Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by niner4life21:
What I fail to understand is that PTulini didn't compare Smith to bradshaw based on their skills, but their failures.
There have a whole bunch of QBs, like Smith, and bradshaw, who f**ked up early in their careers. Almost all of them went on to become busts, be career back-ups, you get the point.
But so many of the Smith supporters won't accept that the probability of smith turning out and having a successful career like Bradshaw is highly unlikey.
Most of the QBs who struggled early, became busts. So, it shows us that Smith has a way bigger chance of being out of this league than finding huge success.
I believe the reason for so many of these busts that you are talking about is the fact that they do not have the supporting casts that the Bradshaws, Rothlisburgers.... I think you get the point. A QB can not win a game all on his own, winning in the NFL takes a full team effort. Now don't get me wrong I am in now way saying that every QB that has been labeled a bust could have been successful on the right team. But I am sure there are a few in there that could have.
Another thing is that just becaue the probability of him finishing his career and ending up labeled a bust is high according to you doesn't mean that it isn't possible. You can call it wishful thinking or what have you. But I prefer to call it supporting the players on the team that I have chosen to follow and love. Call me crazy but I have always thought that was just part of being a fan.
Now you're gonna go ahead and question my fanhood? I have followed the team and love them as much as anything in this world. I can't wait till the day we win, and support the players, no matter how they play.
MY opinion is THAT SMITH hasn't played well, no matter what the talent around him was. He has issues himself, with his accuracy and other mechanics. Big-time issues.
But I am also a realist. If I notice, along with the majority of anyone who follows football, that when someone who was drafted that high, plays like absolute s**t for 2 years or 4 years or whatever, I don't hang on to the hope of him turning out to be good forever.
I still support Smith, and hope that he, along with the rest of the Niners, plays well, but I HIGHLY doubt it.