Barring Shaun Hill lighting it up and driving us into the playoffs, we need to see what we really have in Alex Smith at this point. I know there are rabid fans on both sides of this argument and it really is irrelevant as to what anyone thinks because we DO NOT KNOW what we have at the qb position.
If Hill displays the same mediocre play we have seen thus far (preseason) throughout the upcoming season and Smith doesn't get a chance against first string live bullets we will never know what we do or do not have at the qb position. I could care less who is 'better,' because at this point neither one of them inspire a whole lot of confidence in me as a fan. I think Hill is, at best, an average NFL qb. Although, if he is coming off the bench I feel he's likely in the top 10% as a back-up. Smith is an unknown quantity at this point. That is a bad thing and I don't care which qb you support. It is bad for this team. We need to know if he is a bust, or mediocre, or if he got a bad rap via Nolan and can really play the position.
Nate Davis looks to have a lot of potential and game presence. That's great! Maybe he can be the missing link in our quest for another championship. I think it's certain that we won't be throwing him into the fire this year; that would be a mistake at best, and at worst a result of a catastrophic melt-down. We need to make a decision with Smith and we need to do it this year. If he doesn't get playing time we simply cannot make an informed decision going into next years draft. We have the ammo in next years draft to get a highly rated prospect. But it's hard, even foolish, to pull the trigger when you don't even know what you currently have at the position.
I think we can (mostly) agree with what we have in Hill. A solid journeyman who won't cost you games, but likely won't win them on his own either. Sure we could keep stockpiling defense and possibly eke out a SB win with a middle of the road offense, but how many of those teams repeat? Ravens, Bucs, Steelers are the most recent three that spring to mind that have won it that way. And how entertaining were those teams? About as much fun as watching a fat lady roll over on a poodle imo.
All kidding aside the only ones who were able to get back have been the Steelers and that's because (much as I hate to say it) Ben has actually developed into a pretty decent QB.
We solve the QB question we fix a lot of things at this point and (imo) this season is integral to that. I'd have np putting Hill/Smith vs Davis vs first round qb in a box and shaking it until we find one that doesn't puke.
Anyway, been reading posts here for years and finally decided to post after watching tonight's game. What is the solution to our QB quandry and why?
We need a qb, what would you do if you were Sing?