Originally posted by strickac:
They both got only 1 Qtr, which doesn't give either of them many opportunities. I don't think either guy played particularly bad. They both played decently, considering.
You're right, Hill didn't showed that he deserved the job. He has repeatedly shown it during the regular season though. Aside from his one solid game against the Seahawks, Smith has never proved that he belongs with the starters.
My feelings on Smith is that he just isn't an accurate passer and he never will be. He's too inconsistant to leader a football team.
Hill gives us the best chance of winning.
What he did last season, has little to nothing to do with how he's going to play this season.
Look at Derek Anderson's stats stats in 07 and then look at them in 08. Just because a QB had a good season the year before, doesn't mean he's going to repeat it. How many times have we seen a QB have a good season, get named the starter, only to turn around and totally blow it the next season. That's something a lot of Hill supporters don't understand. Based on how he's played this pre-season, its not looking to good.
Originally posted by rob28:
linkboy cant you understand that hill and smith are both garbage? i only favor hill cuz he has played better than smith and won games. smith was the no. 1 pick he is expected to be good not hill.
Yes, I'm fully aware that both Qbs suck. However, I'm sick of the double standard that exists with 49ers fans. If Smith makes a mistake, people harp on him for it, but if Hill makes the same mistake, he gets a pass.
Like the TD example. Smith scored the TD, yet people keep saying he almost blew it. However, Hill starting from the same position failed to score a TD and he gets a pass.
Originally posted by niner4life21:
And this is why Smith should be the starter, if announced today?
No he shouldn't, but he shouldn't get harped on for it, when Shaun gets a pass for not scoring a TD from the same position.
[ Edited by linkboy on Aug 23, 2009 at 20:42:22 ]