Originally posted by HowardStern:
Already been done. The year after Alex took us to a 7-9 record, he started 2-0. Bertrand Berry sat on his shoulder, and the rest is history.
Props to Hill for winning more convincingly. He has a more talented team around him, to be fair though.
Alex is talented & has a lot of upside. I hate how much venom people have for him in the Bay.
Yeah I agree. When Smith was starting we had one of the worst defenses in the league. If you think all the way back to Smith before his injury, this team is more talented...and by far. I like that Hill is managing games for us, but I still think that at some point, you need a guy who can carry a team on his shoulders at the QB position. I just dont think that Hill can do that with his talents.
Call me a Alex lover or whatever, but I just think the kid has a much higher ceiling than Hill.
Look at Drew Brees. He sucked until his 4th or 5th year and now he is pretty much the new Dan Marino. I kinda see Smith in a similar mold, but Smith was interrupted in his 3rd year by a shoulder injury. They say a guy shouldnt lose his job due to injury, but that is exactly what happened to Smith.