Originally posted by 49er4eva:
I am sorry but all this back and forth is crazy lol. Lets look at common sense. The HUGE REASON Big Mike got the permanent HC gig was because of Shaun Hill. Yeah thats right I said. If he did not pull JT O 'Suckavan the season would have tanked completely.
Big Mike is a smart man. All this QB comp crap is a joke. Just think about it. You are really going to ditch a 7-3 starter to somebody who supposedly has all the right tools and potential to succeed but looks like crap on the field?
You mean to tell me that Alex Leaf is all of the sudden going to get good over night when he has sucked his whole career? No. This so called competition is just Sing lighting a fire under Hill's ass to max out his potential. It's also trying to hype up Leaf for a possible trade.
He is not going to be around here too long, Im sorry I have a feeling Nate Davis will surpass him and Alex will be cut by next season. If you really think the 49ers re-signed him because they have all this faith in him you are dead wrong, it was purely financial. If Alex even whimpered anything about not re-structuring his contract he would have been cut on the spot.
GO Hill 2009 and hopefully Davis in 2010.
Actually Sing got the job because Nolan was a friggin idiot and in case you forgot Alex Smith wasn't available because Nolan played him way before he should've.
I don't get all the people here doggin on Smith. It's common sense that we want the best player to win the job but EVERYONE should hope the best player turns out to be Alex Smith.
He's younger, has better tools - let's face it Shaun Hill was no better than a 3rd string QB for several franchises before getting a chance with us last year. The way the league works is the cream of the crop rises to the top.
I think Hill played well last year but but having a guy like Smith at qb not only gives us a guy who can play longer but also gives us more options in the offense since he can make more throws.
People use his 2007 season as a statement why he sucks but forget how pathetic the team was around him when he was healthy and that he came back with an injury that never should've seen him on the field again that year.
Oh and in the 3 full games that Smith played that year the niners went 2-1 with a very impressive come back win in Arizona.
Wake up and ease up on the hate. May the best guy win the job.