Originally posted by Kauaiguy:
Originally posted by TDking876:
Smith is doing fine. It's only his 3rd game back and he already looks like an NFL QB of the future. The 2 of the int. he threw were just unlucky. Give him credit. Even when he threw 2 straight int's he still came back with a TD drive at the end to keep them within a miracle of winning the game. The kid's got a fire. Guys he hasnt started for 2 years. He is doing well. Oh and btw he had the highest yardage with 286 of the season and his career. Sounds like he's improving to me. He will learn we just have to be pacient.
I think after several seasons of losing and having mediocre QB's, most members here share my sentiments: "Patience my ARSE, I wanna kill somebody"! .. or is it pacient?
Regarding Alex, just like the Tin Man who said "If I only had a brain"!
Somebody said (his college coach?) he's a slow learner. The problem is he didn't say just how long! So based on his improvements, another FOUR years and he might just get it right?
No, but to expect him to come every Sunday and play lights out right now is unrealistic. Frankly I was waiting for him to finally lay an egg. And he did no doubt. I dont think its anything to be too concerned over. He had 1 amazing half, 1 decent game, and 1 bad game. It happens. Where it becomes a problem is if its week in week out.
Now has he been turning it over a lot more? Yes he has. But again, its expected. I think Alex is trying to find himself to be honest. He's trying to find that balance of being too careful vs being a gun slinger. The game vs Titans was obviously Smith being a little too risky. If you look at the houston game and the indy game...Smith is much more accurate and makes better decisions. He's more methodical. Sunday, IMO, was an aberration for "Alex Smith 2.0" if you will. Yes, u can look at it and say, "oh Smith is going back to his old self," but the old Smith never even kept us in games when things went bad. He'd just put his head down and walk to the sideline like "aww shucks." Now he gets pi##ed and tried to do something about it.
So I'll take the bad throws and picks RIGHT NOW if it means that Smith becomes a better QB because of it. I dont know if that makes sense but I just dont see this as "SEE SMYTH IZ TEH SAMEZ" black and white like some do.
I could be wrong who knows.