Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by bigmike55:
You said it. This is a QB driven league. Sure an Oline is important, but good QBs play well with mediocre offensive linemen. The line was not THAT bad today. They weren't great either, but a bunch of those poorly throw passes and interceptions by Alex Smith was because of his slow recognition of the play and slow release of the ball.
At the 3 minute mark, we were only down by one touchdown. Good quarterbacks at least give their team a chance to go down the field and tie the game up, possibly winning it.
Alex Smith goes out there ON THE FIRST PLAY with decent pass protection and throws an interception into tight coverage.
Alex Needs to GO. He is a BUST. He was the number one overall selection in the draft. If you're number one overall, you are supposed to be pretty good. Alex Smith is worse than pretty bad. He's horrible.
Alex Smith didn't turn the ball over 4 times because of the line, he did it because he misread coverages. The first one I'm OK with. The defender made a great play. The throw was late, however, and a good QB would be able to sneak it in. But it's OK, I won't be too harsh about that one. From that it was all Smith. The Fumble was a WTF??? He simply dropped the ball. He didn't even get stripped. It fell out of his hand. Watch the replay....not contact!!! Defender was close, but no contact. The other fumble, that Gore recovered, that went back like 23 yards was another WTF moment. Take the sack or throw it away...DON'T LET THE BALL FLY 23 YARDS BACK!!! The next 2 INTs were misreads on Smith's part. He basically said this much in the post game press conference. He was talking about how the Titans really disguise coverages more than any other team he's seen...which would be a good excuse if they weren't the worst pass defense in the league!!! Aaron Rodgers has a MUCH worse line. He's line is the worst I've ever seen....yet he doesn't misread defenses and throws a catchable accurate ball. Smith is a career 70 passer rating QB...he'll never be mroe. SD, i'm confused. You bash everything niner related...the lines, the coaches, the secondary, the linebackers, Scotty, Jed, Hill, etc....and much of that deserved....but why not Alex? Everyone's responsible for their own mistakes but Alex's somehow fall on other people? Surely you must see enough Chargers games around here to want a real QB. I know I get jealous when I see Rivers play.