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How do you think Alex Smith did today?

Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Hill would have beaten the Colts.

Yeah i doubt that.

-9fA

maybe I should have actually wrote in 'sarcasm'
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Hill would have beaten the Colts.

Yeah and he would've beat the Falcons and Texans too








Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
He played just ok.

On one sack, if he had stepped up in the pocket, he could have avoided. He did also seem a little too quick to start running for his life.

He had one brutal miss to Bruce that would have gone for a good 15 yards. It just sailed on him, i think we all know that he wishes that he could have taken that one back.

With all that being said, he was playing the #1 ranked pass defense and he lost his starting LT on the first play, he still played ok.

-9fA

Mathis got off his block so fast I don't think Smith had a chance to even think about stepping up. I'll give Alex a C... He made some tough throws, but the ball sailed on him at times and he missed some key throws. He did try force some throws and it cost him off the tipped interception.
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Hill would have beaten the Colts.

Yeah i doubt that.

-9fA

maybe I should have actually wrote in 'sarcasm'

You know you were being serious lol
Originally posted by Schulzy:
C+/B-. Looks so much improved than from what I saw in '07 and even in the preseason. Much more composed and confident, and fantastic running the two minute offense.

Couple of negatives though. Some missed throws, shaky clock management. A thing about Smith that really annoys me is taking sacks that puts us out of FG range. This was a problem of his before too. I know that it's not all his fault, but he has to be aware where he is on the field and scramble out of the pocket and get rid of the football.

C-; Again he turned the ball over and caused a penalty with the delay of game; same mistakes as last week. HE went away from VD in the second half and took two sacks that he could have avoided. Threw the ball over 30 times and did not break 200 yards against an injured defense. Like most, I think that Bruce does not add anything and actually takes away from Walker's production while curtailing the growth of younger receivers. Although I still believe that he is a better option than Hill, I just don't see very much difference in performance and outcome.
Originally posted by taney71:
I say he had a great game considering how bad the OC is and the offensive line. Jesus the dropped passes reminded me of 2007. Smith couldn't win for trying. I believe the 49ers WRs lead the league in dropped passes when Smith was in that year.

No Isaac Bruce Leads the the league with Dropped passes - He really should not be starting Morgan has better hands.
Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
This kid has tons of potential, for what he did today behind that God-awful line was very damn admirable.

But it sucks though that Sing & Raye are catering to a worthless philosophy, than playing to their own QBs strengths. We have the potential to be a dangerous spread offense that can run up the scoreboard, but instead we're playing conservative, with missed opportunities, and a 'geriatric' wide-receiver that is beyond his years in catching NFL footballs.

Yeah thanks to Raye they left a lot out on the field today.... including the win
Originally posted by Sugatis:
Originally posted by fister30:
Alex did not play horrible today but he did not have a good game either. He took a sack and this pushed the niners out of field goal range on their last drive. He missed a few open WR's on various third down plays. Shades of the old Alex started to resurface when I watched balls sail over open WR's.

At the same time many of those bad throws were taking place in third and long situations. So its really hard to gauge his play.

You can Gauge this without much doubt - Much better than Shaun Hill.

Gauge as in do the niners pick a QB high in the draft next year. Nobody ever accused hill as a franchise QB.

If hill was playing QB I would be surprised if the niners passed on a possible franchise QB next year. When Alex is playing I am affraid they might try to stick with him for a couple of more years hoping he will become something he has never been.
I was pleased, Raye needs to show a little trust in his QB!, and Alex did a lot earn that trust today.
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I think he looked solid.
He only had me yell out "oh s**t!" twice.....big improvement!
He played better than the stat sheet showed
I think he did great. He's doing much better than I ever thought he could!
I thought he did pretty good today.He will get better with more time and if he's utilized
correctly.
He did fine, but he could avoided some of those sacks, specially the one that got us out of FG range
Originally posted by fister30:
Originally posted by Sugatis:
Originally posted by fister30:
Alex did not play horrible today but he did not have a good game either. He took a sack and this pushed the niners out of field goal range on their last drive. He missed a few open WR's on various third down plays. Shades of the old Alex started to resurface when I watched balls sail over open WR's.

At the same time many of those bad throws were taking place in third and long situations. So its really hard to gauge his play.

You can Gauge this without much doubt - Much better than Shaun Hill.

Gauge as in do the niners pick a QB high in the draft next year. Nobody ever accused hill as a franchise QB.

If hill was playing QB I would be surprised if the niners passed on a possible franchise QB next year. When Alex is playing I am affraid they might try to stick with him for a couple of more years hoping he will become something he has never been.

My opinion No they shouldn't draft a QB - WE have a shot at 2 of the best OL to come out in awhile that is where we should spend the 2 draft picks. We can win with the current Trio - Smith can get the ball down the field to Vernon and Crabtree they just need the playcalling that reflects the talent we have.

OL and maybe a LB should be the focus.
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