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.