STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR 24 POINTS DUE TO TURNOVERS BY OUR QB. For Christ sake, our own HC just said as much. His throws were late, and half his incompletion were overthrown? We are bad for the same reason 90% the teams in the NFL are bad...WE DO NOT HAVE A FRANCHISE QB. Look at the teams that do: Colts, Pats, Steelers, Saints, Chargers, Packers, Vikings, Giants, etc.
Here's a test, go back and see how good the Steelers OL was last year. It was one of the worst in the league statistically. Now, Roethlisberger holds the ball too long at times, but he makes the plays he needs in order to win the game. In a nutshell, they won the SB with a piss poor offensive line and great defense. We have a good defense, a piss poor OL and two horrible QB's. AGAIN, PLEASE STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR HILL AND/OR SMITH EVERY WEEK!!!
Statistically speaking, the chances of Smith becoming a better than average QB is slim. That is not an opinion, but historical fact. Certainly, there are exceptions, but right now Alex Smith does not look to be one of those exceptions. If you want fans to stop harping on him, then I suggest he play much, much, better. Every 49er fan wants to win, and every single fan prays Smith plays well. 'Cause if he doesn't we may be looking at another 3 to 5 years without making the playoffs.