Originally posted by kingairta:
Originally posted by SFVNiner:
Originally posted by 49ersking:
We lost yest due to the 45 points allowed, not because we couldn't score 50 points!
Peyton Manning could not have score 50 points yesterday with that OLINE, WRs and the other units.
Shaul Hill is surely not the answer for the long term. For this season, he is the best we've got. Some of the folks believe Alex will somehow suddenly create magic with the same unit? With this OLINE, he will be injured in the first couple of series. I don't see any leadership abilities or heart in him...and based on reports, the players like to play with Shaun Hill. Fwiw, he has a 10-5 record, and for a team that relies on defense, that should normally be enough.
I wouldn't mess with the QB situation on our team, but it's not upto me.
Either way, I'm happy as long as we win.
Well said. I'm of the opinion that this game was more a fluke in performance-- however our O-line needs to improve over the next two weeks. Hill is not a magician and like most QB's they become the obvious scape-goat, but all this talk about inserting Alex Smith would just create more problems with the team chemistry than solve. Hill deserves a lot more than this... and there is plenty of blame to go around.
Heck throw Brady behind that line and see what he can do. I'd bet not much better. Maybe an extended drive or two but definately a sub 14 point game.
I disagree with you here. Granted our o-line is not great (understatement). That said; defenses know that they can blitz us to death. Few o-lines out there can handle that kind of pressure much less one like ours that is not that great. Great QBs make defenses pay when they blitz to that extent. I may be wrong but I think that the problem is that we don’t have a QB that can capitalize on poor match-ups that come as a result of the blitz. We don’t have a QB that can recognize the blitz and hit the receivers on the hot routes. What we have is a QB that when the pressure comes, get nervous and throws the ball at the ground. We have a QB that struggles with the pressure of completing a pass on third down. We have a QB that continually dumps off passes on third and long. We have a QB that plays decent against poor defenses but really struggles against good defenses. Bottom line, we have a career backup starting at QB.
Now I will support Hill as he is a Niner and the leader of this team. That said, I am not impressed nor have I been since day one.