Barring any kind of major injury, it seems as though Hill is the 9ers starting QB. I don't think Alex will ever recover from this. I think he is destined to a life of being a second or third stringer in the NFL. It's obvious that he just doesn't have the mentality to be a starter in this league.
Just like Ryan Leaf, the boy's problem isn't physical, it's in between his ears. Although Leaf's issues revolved around maturity, Alex's problem is that is game carries no confidence or poise. He plays with a very anxious and erratic style, which will never cut it at this level.
We keep hearing that the 9ers are happy with him, and they feel he will be starter in the future, but I'm pretty doubtful since he still hasn't over come is mental issues and doesn't seem like he ever will.
Actually the begining of the end was probably when Rocky Bernard crushed him. What do you guys think?
no im an alez fan and i think it is good for hill to win the competition it will let him learn the offense and maybe he can start in a year or two and then he can start. Most of the good qbs learned and was benched befire they started like brady young and so on.
If you re correct that Smith will forever languish behind Hill, then why do you believe he has no future as a starter? Without doing a comprehensive accounting of all 32 NFL teams, do you think he might have a shot at being a starter somewhere else, --- like ahead of Denver's Orton or the Raider's Russell, for example? Be real!
So, I watched some of the game vs. the broncos last night (paticularly the offense) and I have to say, aside from that jeff garcia jump pass that failed, I thought alex smith looked confident and moved the ball well.
The media needs something to write about, between the two QB's. The QB competition is the media's bread and butter right now. They'd love to write about a tennis match going back and forth between those two guys. So, what I'm saying is don't be suprised next week after the Raider game if all the papers are saying "Alex Smith Regaining Control of the QB Lead". The fact of the matter is the winner is going to be determined on who does well on the field.
Alex looked good in the first game.... sorry haters.
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