Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
After one bad game by Hill and his 1st loss at home I don't understand why everyone wants Singletary to bench Hill. Most of you people want Alex Smith to come in but what about all the bad years Smith gave us and Hill has ONE bad game and you guys want him benched.
The back-up QB is always the most popular guy in town. This isn't all that different from when Garcia was here. When things went bad under Garcia, it was as ugly throwing the ball as it was Sunday against the Falcons. At the end of his last year with the 49ers, many fans were happy to see him go because they wanted Rattay. When Rattay didn't turn out to be anything more than a back-up, Smith got his shot, though some wanted Cody Pickett to get a shot. Many soured on Smith because of his ugly rookie year. I even remember initially when Smith got hurt, some were happy to give Dilfer a shot. When Dilfer proved he was a better mentor than player, Hill became everyone's favorite briefly. Last year, the JTO bandwagon filled up through 3 games before everyone called for Hill again as the season went south. Now, Hill has proven to be their best QB but with his weaknesses, so now its back to the back-up QB again, which happens to be Smith. Once Smith throws his first INT, the same people that wanted to give him a shot now will be calling for Nate Davis.
This is going to continue until the 49ers find their next franchise QB. Hill is the best QB on the roster and deserves to start but if you close your eyes and imagine the celebration of the 49ers next SB victory, do you really see Hill standing on the podium as the starting QB?