Originally posted by TonyMantana:Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
I reaslly cant believe there is anyone on this board who is "happy" with Hill. The unfortunate truth is...Shaun Hill is not the answer. I have finally been to a game where he started to see it for myself (it happened to be the game the Seahawks game two weeks ago). To say it simply, Shaun Hill is "limited" and no I am not talking about the his ability / inability to throw the long ball.
Every game I have watched Hill play he has done some good things, but I always come away feeling (and usually yelling to who ever will listen) that we need a new QB bad. Hill crumbles when the slightest pressure is felt. His ability to create something out of nothing is the most glaring problem. In the game I saw against the Hawks, Hill threw some horrible passes. He had a wide open screen that he decided to throw sidearm (right into the DL). The pass everyone says Bruce dropped when he was wide open...go back and check the film the pass was a wobbly duck!
He alone can't win us a game, and will cause us to see many defenses that looked like last week with8-11 guys on the line of scrimmage.
I've seen that pass to Bruce 15+ times. Perfect pass? Not really. Should Bruce have caught it? Without question. Does Hill look like Manning on every play? On a single play even? Not even close. Does he get the job done when needed? Absolutely. Did he make the game winning drive against AZ? Yes. Did he do what he needed to when given a chance against MN? I believe so. Did he consistently eat huge chunks of time off the clock in each of the first 3 games (when he threw, not when the ball was out of his hands). He's 9-4 as a starter. This is with the niners. No no, not the niners of the 80s and early 90s...the niners of today. So today it's his team, and not him that generates wins, simply doesn't make sense. Who was it in '07? '08? This year. The difference between all those years and this year? Hill! When he plays we win. BTW, outside of this last game, Hill has been terrific on 3rd downs. Yeh, he throws sidearm and takes some sacks, but to say he doesn't make things happen is inaccurate. 1st down run vs AZ anyone???