Originally posted by Ceadderman:
After all the slack jawing about Smith being a bust based on one game(be honest he was not that bad against the Colts), I decided to go poking around for some comparative stats.
These three QBs' who shall be for the time being remain nameless put up either comparable numbers or worse numbers than Alex.
QB1: Posted these numbers in his first two years...
year 1: in 5 games Started 138 passes attempted/ 72 completed/ for 935 yards/ 3 TD and 8 INTs.
Year 2: 13 games Started. 363 passes attempted/ 195 completed/ for 2282 yards/ 8 TDs and 13 INTs.
QB2: Posted these numbers in 3 years...
Year 1: 13 games Started. 218 Attempts/ 83 completed/ 1410 yards/ 6 TDs 24 INTs'.
Year 2: 14 games Started. 373 Attempts/ 203 completed/ 2259 yards/ 13 TDs and 22 INTs.
Year 3: 14 games Started. 308 Attempts/ 147 completed/ 1887 yards/ 12 TD and 12 INTs'.
And QB3: Posted these numbers in 3 years...
Year 1: 14 games Started. 328 Attempts/ 158 Completed/ 2158 yards/ 19 TD and 16 INTs.
Year 1: 14 games Started. 355 Attempts/ 169 Completed/ 2196 yards/ 8 TD and 25 INTs.
Year 3 14 games Started. 376 Attempts/ 193 Completed/ 2550 yards/ 13 TD and 17 INTs.
Now, Alex Smith...
Year 1: 9 G/ 7 Started/ 165 Attempts/ 89 Completed/ 875 yards/ 1 TD and 11 INTs'.
Year 2: 16 games Started/442 Attempts/ 257 Completed/ 2890 yards/ 16 TD and 16INTs.
Year 3: 7 games Started/ 193 Attempts/ 94 Completed/ 914 yards/ 2 TD and 4 INTs'.
I used the numbers from 3 well known QBs' all from their 1st 2 or 3 years in the league. All have had issues with the teams that drafted them.
So you be the Judge is he a bust, or are all of them busts.
I'll post the names of the 3 QBs' in a few days on my profile.
Let the conversation begin.
I'm pretty certain of who 2 of the 3 QBs are. The first QB was on an awful team and playing for an awful franchise. A change of scenery and great coaching and he blossomed into a Hall of Fame QB.
The 2nd QB probably had the most loaded HOF roster in the history of pro football.
Alex Smith played in some horrible teams his first few years, but that is not the case this year. He was talent at all of the skill positions and enough weapons at his deploy in spite of the O-Line. I have seen great QBs get killed behind behind O-lines, but somehow they find the resolve to make big plays to win games. Everything isn't Alex's fault, but he has never demonstrated the ability to pull the rabbit out of the hat so to speak, to make big plays/take over a game, and will his team to victory. SOMETHING always happens to prevent it from happening.
Case in point, Vince Young doesn't nearly have the skills that Alex Smith has, and Smith is surrounded by more talent. However the same team that couldn't win a game for the majority of this season is now 2-0 with Young as a starter.
A 6-2 run the rest of the way, which I want to say is almost impossible is the only way Smith ducks having the bust label applied to him.