I love Shaun Hill and that he's a competitor, but the guy has limitations. Alex Smith has all of the tools (Even Mike Martz loves him) but his problem has always been leadership and having a full understanding of the offense. He's had a whole year to sit back and just learn (which is what he should have been doing since he got here) but Nolan and Company rushed him into being a starter when he wasn't ready and we didn't have a line. But Shaun Hill's style as a leader has gotten into Smith.
Well we still have major problems on the line, but the offense moved so much better with Smith in the game and they could open up the offense because he can do so much more than Hill. If the Defense knows you can't go deep....they can stack the box and play shallow and hammer our run first team, but with Crabtree and Alex's stronger arm we can do some interesting things. I think Singletary felt limited with Shaun and stayed within this limited scheme but he even said that once Shaun felt comfortable he could open it up, but they realized he can't even do that.
Jimmy Raye and the offense was going deep a lot early in the season and preseason. Hopefully we can attack more than be such as limited offense. The O looked so much better and Smith was very confident out there and VERY DECISIVE which is the key to being a good quarterback.
I think Smith is our second wind in the final 10 games.
I think Scott is also on notice for his bad drafting of Oline talent (Wallace, Baas, Rachel)......MAJOR CHANGES IN STORE NEXT SEASON.