I think that is a possibility as well. Smith sitting back looking at how Hill manage and handle the guys on offense. Players have said that they like Hill's leadership. So yeah, I think that rubbed off on Smith in a good way.
What I want to know is...will Smith go on the JOE Show or will he continued to avoid, Man Up!
I don't really care if Hill taught Smith, or if Smith just matured.
All I care about is that Smith in two quarters lifted this team, and changed a boring Woody Hayes game plan to something that was exciting to watch. I believe that by opening up the play book and more passing route opportunities, it should open up the
run game. Alex's abilities to throw different routes (read deeper balls and outs) should make the defense have to scheme for an entire offense, not just 3 yards and a cloud of dust.
It's nice to consider that we may actually have an offense that the defense doesn't know what's coming at them for the first time in a long time. Now our game plan doesn't have to revolve around how the defense is going to hold the offense so that our offense can go 3 and out. Our MVP won't have to be Andy Lee or Joe Nedney.
Originally posted by Canadian49er: I don't understand why everyone is acting so surprised in Alex's performance.
The guy had a solid year in year 2 and then never really got a fair chance since while he's been healthy. Think about that...
A young QB shows real progressed and then has people holding him down. The guy took a pay cut so that he could stick and show his worth and I don't see him letting this opportunity pass.
PS...if Singletary does not start Alex then he needs to be fired...or something
I also don't understand why people are surprised---I'm not surprised at all that Smith played well yesterday. He sucked his rookie season (on a horrible Niners team), so I'll wipe that off his resume. I'll also forget about the games he played with an injured shoulder. Nolan pretty much wrote the book on how to ruin a young NFL QB's career.
Smith has always been accurate. He has always been a mobile guy, able to escape trouble. What he didn't have was leadership skills, and he didn't always go through his progressions too well. He was never "horrible" as so many people make him out to be---not at all. All I saw in Smith was a rookie who had to learn how to be an NFL QB. He hit some major bumps in the road that were not his fault....
.....and now he's finally, in a way, BEGINNING his NFL career.
Start Alex Smith from here on out to the end of the year, whether he sucks it up or not. Let's see what we HAVE in the stable before we think about drafting a QB. What will it hurt? he's the best out of our current three quarterbacks anyway, always has been.
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