Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by 9ermj:
Originally posted by footballxpaul:
im sorry, you give him the rest of the season because this game wasnt that bad, he showed alot of good along with the bad. If he still isnt producing then we draft a qb. You all need to stop being bi-polar week to week.
Guilty as charged, and of course you are correct Smith is not the same anyone can see it , hell Warner threw 5 picks last week and 5 td's this week , and no I'm not comparing them just saying
I do agree. Just as Hill was given the chance to rebound, which I fully supported, Alex deserves the same.
That doesn't excuse his poor throws last game. He made a lot of good throws, but despite completing a high percentage of his passes, the ones easiest to remember were the bad ones.
The fumble was a freak play, very.. very.. obviously just a complete fluke of a play. Luck. Bad luck. People should get over that one. It happens. Two of the three INT's I'll directly contribute to bad plays by Smith. He was late on one throw, and he stared down his read on the second. The last interception was right on Morgan's numbers. The defender ran up and had Morgan virtually in a headlock.. surprising (actually, not) that there was no flag.
What was the difference between yesterday and the previous two weeks?
This: Smith did not have time to go through his progressions, and as a result he often stared down his first read to compensate, hoping they'd get open before the pocket collapsed, which it rapidly did on virtually every single passing play.
This is what happens when you have no OL. This is what happens when teams generate a pass-rush. QB's can't get through their progressions and make plays, and are stuck on their first reads, leading to INT's or short dump offs that make little yardage.
This is why we "freaking suck" right now.
Also, Tennessee is a much better team than their record suggests. Everyone was lulled to sleep by their string of losses but this is almost the same team as the one that went deep into the playoffs last year. I posted in several threads last week that many here were overlooking how good Tennessee is, especially when Johnson starts to roll.
Well, it happened. The 49ers are not good enough yet to beat playoff teams.
Good analysis? On the fumble was a freak accident? No it wasn't. This type of fumble, when a defender hits the QB as he winds up to pass, is VERY common.
The OL is bad, but they actually blocked OK for the game. Smith had time on most plays, but he choked. He had time to go through progressions but didn't as the game progressed.
Tennessee actually looked bad to me - far from being a playoff team. Their D is bad. Their O has ONE weapon. They will end up with a losing season - guaranteed.
This is a game we should have won if Hill played, but Smith gave it away. Hill has never ever given a game away.
[ Edited by pigskin on Nov 9, 2009 at 10:13:41 ]