Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by B650:Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by B650:Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by B650:Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:Originally posted by Kolohe:
Or when our QB has more rushing yards than our RB.
Misleading stat. Hill took off (rightfully so) because Atlanta was playing soft.
Kind of like those delayed handoffs you see on 3rd and 15 to pad those running stats.
Of course, I know that. But the fact of the matter is, its tough on a QB when there is no running game.
And it's hard to have a running game when the QB doesn't scare anyone. Hill must play better and then everything else will follow.
Sure bout that??
2003 Ravens - Jamal Lewis rushed for 2,000 plus yards with a terrible QB rotation
2004 Redskins - Clinton Portis rushed for 1,300 plus yards with a crappy QB rotation
2006 49ers - Frank Gore rushed for 1,700 yards
Its not that hard to realize that the O-line is a huge part of the offenses problems.
Yeah, of course. OL is a big reason for it, but everything goes hand-in-hand. Gore had 1,695 yards in 2006. That year we had a good running game and Alex Smith had his best season. Gore hasn't come close to that total since, and the OL has a lot to do with it, but so does the QB. I guarantee that if teams respected the pass more, our run game would improve.
Also, look at the RBs you mentioned. Those are some good backs. But I think it's pretty obvious that both our OL and QB must play better, and that will help out our running game.
Sure Gore had 1,695 yards rushing and Smith had his career best that year, but Smith also had bad games and we atleast played out the season with him. Its been only one bad lost with Hill, why is everyone jumping ship now??
Yah, look at the QB's I mentioned?? Notice the RB's that are in now with Hill and who the QB's were for those RB's I mentioned??
They're jumping ship not because of one bad game lost, they're jumping ship because he's looked terrible in 5 games, outside of 2 drives. And I'll be ready to jump ship too if this trend continues for another two weeks.
REALLY?? I sure didn't see any threads calling out Hill, when we were winning, or even articles. Replies yes, but not threads, well except from a few Pro Smith fans out there, but this really isn't about Smith right now, I don't want it to get to that. But seriously, from my opinion, the OC and O-line account for a lot more of the problems around here than our little QB situation.
You saw ME criticizing him during that period, and I think Smith is ruined....damaged goods.