Originally posted by backontop: Doesn't really matter seems how he is not the starting QB. This is just another coulda shoulda woulda post. nobody will ever know because well guess what, Smith didn't play in those two games.
Alex lost the starting QB job to Shaun, right. That would mean that Sing and J-Raye think Hill gives us the best chance to win. These two experts, know more about winning football games then us armchair GMs.
Since Hill is better and we didn't blow-out either team, it's safe to say that Alex would not have done as well to bring us back or get us in position to score; therefore, its likely we would have lost at least one of these games.
Originally posted by Memphis9er: It is totally ridiculous how some of you can bag on Smith after the way the former regime handled his development. You guys act like it is his fault that he didn't succeed, when it has everything to do with the way he was mishandled. As far as the talent level being the same as it was when he last played...anyone that thinks it is the same (or worse) needs to take a minute and try to regain their touch with reality. Hill didn't outplay Smith this preseason, in fact he mostly looked worse than Smith, and he definitely has not lit up the world to this point, he hasn't even looked as good as he did last year. I give him credit for not making mistakes to this point, but Smith could do everything that Hill has done to this point and probably more, and may be the better long term option of the two. I just hope he keeps on working with the QB coach to get back into game shape. Like it or not Hill barely won the starting spot from a guy that had been out for 18 months with a major shoulder injury, and kinda got it by default. He surely didn't play any better than Smith, in fact, he looked more confused than Smith in the second preseason game. If Smith is so bad, then why couldn't Hill blow him away? The answer is that Smith is not as bad as some of you proclaim him to be, some of you guys are just knee jerk reactionaries that are predisposed to wildly overreact to even minor occurrences.
Your argument is flawed because in a lot of those situations, Hill came in to replace Smith/Dilfer and succeeded, is the SAME system and SAME format that both of them could not. Now please dont argue that Hill's 5 years on the bench (with a total of 2 snaps played on the field) were invaluable to his development as a player.
Originally posted by 49ersMan420: Smith did it with the 07 team, Not only would be be 2-0 we would probly be about middle of the pack or better in the passing game. well if the receivers caught the ball of course....
I'm not going to bag on Alex, but I don't thinks so to the above quote.^
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.
I personally have no venom for the guy, but do have sympathy for him. I have absolutely no confidence in him tho. IMO the poor guy is damaged goods, and like a car thats been in an accident, he will never be the same. I n this case, his driver totaled him.
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