Originally posted by BigMar:
Originally posted by thuglife619:
smith says he is happy to have a chance to quarterback the 49ers in 09. He says he did not expect to be in this position 5 years after he was drafted. Says he is good friends with hill.
If you are a true 9ers fan, here is the good news.....
even after Alex Smith sat out approx 1.5 seasons of active football due to injuries, now that he is once again healthy, Alex has ALREADY caught up to Q.B. Hill and is running neck and neck in the Q.B. competition, at least in training camp.
You have to be impressed, by a guy who sat out out 1.5 seasons of active football but ALREADY now is showing enough to clearly challenge Q.B. Hill who has been playing all along, right?
Alex has stepped up to the plate and caught up to Hill in training camp, there is a REAL Q.B. competition going on because Alex is making it happen.
Now the tell tale sign will be in the pre-season games....stay tuned!
To the underlined.
You know what, that's saying something. For the sake of this team's future, I'm rooting for Smith to succeed here. Him getting it done would mean so much to this team -- like, I don't think people realize the magnitude of that.
Smith succeeds -- and we truly have something strong to build on. We can then focus on developing Nate Davis as a back-up with Hill being a perfectly capable back-up in the meantime as well. Smith succeeding means we can continue to build our line AND focus on creating a monster defense.
Do people not see how much hinges on Smith's success. If we know we have a guy that can only get better, that will mean so much to our offense as it grows..
It's hard not to be irked by those who say, "I'd like him to succeed, but he WON'T. I KNOW it.
" -- No, no you don't. Wait and see. That's what I'm doing.
I think he's capable.