Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
Wow talk about over reaction. I really wonder how some of you function in day to day life. LOL.
Everyone performed as expected. Hill looked smoother (because he HASNT been on IR for 1.5-2 years and HASNT had 2 shoulder surgeries). Smith struggled early then came on later. Did you seriously expect Smith to come out and play lights out?? LOL anyone who expected Smith to come out and play really well was kidding them selves. He did well enough. Now, both he AND Shaun got their first game jitters out of the way, its time for the competition to heat up. Its time for Smith to take ownership and thats what I'll be looking for. To me, this game was to see where everyone was at.
Shaun: did well, showed he can get it done and has a natural feel for the drive.
Smith: still starts a little slow, then picks it up. Consistency is key. Hill has more consistency. I think it will come for Alex with more reps.
Overall, the offense looked ok. I really wish we saw some deep passes (especially from Smith) and one 2 min type drill. Instead we become conservative. This game had a strange Nolan-like feel to it.
Anyway, VD looks great, WRs look good, and O-line is not great but better than last year or any other year.
All in all....work in progress...just as expected.
"B" for everyone.
Brother....... how does that jock strap taste anyway?
Smith has to really prove it, big time. People forget the only reason he is on the roster is because he was hurt. If not hurt he would have been jettisoned. where is the magic, the PRESENCE, the wins? He is here only because McCloughan's rep is on the line.
What does Smith have to, NOT do, to impress upon you he is marginal at best?
Third preseason game, truth be told. We will all know, at least for the opening of the season.
It is all about the 49er team, not about over paid "nice guy" players who can't cut it and get continuous opportunities solely because of the amount of money invested in them.
Give me a Sheets, Coffee, et all instead of a nice guy who finishes.. last.
If I'm wrong and Smith becomes the new SAVIOR of our Niners then life is good and I'm a dunce, but.. I see a kind of Drunkenmiller somewhere here..
16-17 win, turn out the lights, the parties over.. till next week!