So I've been pondering this for the past few weeks here wondering what is the future of this team?? I've come up with two scenarios. 1. Is doom and gloom... 2. The future is bright..
1. Doom and gloom... Alex Smith sucks for the rest of the season, leaving us looking for our next starting QB.. Is it Nate Davis or do we roll the dice and draft one of the young guys? Now Alex's success also depends on if the O-line (which has looked better) can give him time to throw, and if Singletary/Raye take the training wheels off the offense. If Alex struggles and we wind up going 6-10 or 7-9 then we're looking at rebuilding again...
2. Future is bright... Alex performs well.. Leads us to 9 or 10 wins and a shot at making the playoffs. This would be huge for this team. We would have 2 first rounders that can be used any way we se fit! Drafting the BPA or focusing on the O-line. If Sing plays his cards right he can parlay those 2 first into more pics throughout the draft retooling us for years to come..... Thats my best case scenario in my opinion.
Other concerns for me. How long does Gore have left?? I've suggested in the past of trading Gore but damn he's looked good this year when the line blocks for him... But how many good years does he have left.... (trade value??)
-who's gonna step up at wide-out?? Are we set in secondary for years to come, or do we need to re-tool??
All in all if Alex can get his act together and be productive, this team can get really good really quick with the potential of greatness... Just all depends...
[ Edited by jays9ers on Nov 3, 2009 at 13:25:21 ]