Originally posted by LambdaChi49: I think we'll see a more quick passes to minimize the chance of INTs.
16/21 - 180(+/-) yards - 0tds 0ints.
Look for Gore or Norris to get the TDs.
Lambda, what happened to you? You used to be the amongst the biggest Smith fans on the forum, but now it seems like you aren't. 180 yards? Yikes.
Im still a big Smith fan. I just was over him being a Niner. Frankly I thought his career was done here. And at the end of the day, you just start to look at the big picture and see that he got beat out 2 years in a row it just settles in that maybe this guy just doesnt have it.
Im just more reserved with Smith. I believe in him, but Shaun Hill WAS winning and doing all the good things we wanted out of a QB so its hard to keep hanging on the back up.
I will say though, I never said Smith was a bust or that he sucks. I just began to think he was permanently damaged goods because of our organizations mishaps. Glad Alex is doing is well now.
Oct 31, 2009 at 1:58 AM
225yds 1td 1 int nothing great but enough to get a win behind the strong running of gore.
I would like to see an effort to get the ball downfield early in the game. For the love of God, we have to throw deep when we see 8 and 9 defenders in the box. After the offense establishes the PASSING GAME and the Colts back up their safeties, then it's Gore's turn to gash them.
If Raye can find the balls to call aggressive plays early in the game, then Smith could have some good stats. If he and Sing keep up with the old school "run to set up the pass" we'll find ourselves behind 28 points before the half. The offensive line simply is NOT good enought to "impose it's will" on the defense when they KNOW what is coming.
I'd love to see the Niners start out in shotgun formation with 4 WRs, ready to ATTACK!!!!! But we'll most likely see the now typical 2 TE, 1 RB set with a very safe short passing route OR a 2yd run.
please Raye, have the courage to call intermediate and deep passes early in the game.........before we have 3 or 4 3-and-outs........and before we're down 21 points........
Originally posted by skylynx05: Smith re-injures shoulder coming from a sack in the 2nd quarter.
Sadly, I think this is possible. I also picked the three interceptions choice -- but I don't think he'll have anywhere close to 160 passing yards.
I'm sorry Alex Smith fans, but I'm afraid we're about to be handed a double-dosage of "reality cough syrup." The Colts are scary good.
Unless our offensive line responds with a whale of a game, this one will be over early.
We are gonna have to make them pay with play action and draws to slow down the ends for sure. If what Smith did last Sunday was legit, getting rid of the ball that quickly and accurately, we should have a puncher chance in this one.
I was thinking draws, screens & a deep shot early to keep the defense honest!
Smith fulfilled his #1 pick potential in one game and one game only. After massacring the shell-shocked Colt's defense, Smith's love for the game dissipates entirely and he leaves the gridiron for good. The loss is so shocking for Colt's QB Peyton Manning that he literally loses his mind and is checked into a nearby mental institution. During Smith's post-game interview he tell's ESPN's Susy Kolber that he would have led the 49ers on the game winning td vs. Houston last week but he caught a glimpse of someone wearing a Mike Nolan mask and for that one play (where he threw the int) he was his normal old self. Despite losing Smith forever his play inspires the 49ers so greatly that they ride momentum wave of obliterating the Colts to the next 4 SuperBowl wins. Michael Robinson, the former collegiate QB star, and now backup RB was so inspired by Smith's play that he outworks Shaun Hill and Nate Davis in practice, gains the starting QB job. He was also responsible for inducing at least 30 concussions during that SB run as Jimmy Raye, realizing Michael's potential, introduced a new twist to the "tazer formation" with his "TKO" formation featuring, of course, Michael Robinson.
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