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Alex Smith, 24th Best QB in the NFL (FootballOutsiders.com)

Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

He hasn't played in two years and you guys are ready to dump our former 1st round pick because of his last game? Have you seen how Stafford played this year? He's thrown a crap load of picks. Should he be benched and driven out of the NFL?

Have you been watching this guy for the last 4 years? First round pick or not, he was on the bench behind Sean Frickin Hill...
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Originally posted by Bobbi9698:
Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

He hasn't played in two years and you guys are ready to dump our former 1st round pick because of his last game? Have you seen how Stafford played this year? He's thrown a crap load of picks. Should he be benched and driven out of the NFL?

Have you been watching this guy for the last 4 years? First round pick or not, he was on the bench behind Sean Frickin Hill...

That didn't last very long
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smitih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

He hasn't played in two years and you guys are ready to dump our former 1st round pick because of his last game? Have you seen how Stafford played this year? He's thrown a crap load of picks. Should he be benched and driven out of the NFL?

Woa!!! What??? Where the hell do you begin to compare Stafford and Smith?? Smith has been in this league for a hell-of-a-lot longer than that kid and he HAD HIS CHANCE! Also, compare the guys around both?? Stafford's team is a joke, yet he still manages to light it up often. Our O-line sucks, but Smith has plenty of weapons on his side and a defense that gives him the ball more often.....

I'm sorry, but you just failed BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!! I respect the guys who are all over Smith's nutz and can come up with somewhat of a valid argument for him, but you??






...And I'm not responding to any reply that you may have on this!

Smith had his chance??? really when was that? He had a horrible rookie year. Showed progress in 06 and started out 2-1 in 07 before being injured. Yup he had hs chance

Okay man, I don't want to keep hearing the same from you either. I respect everyone's opinion, but lets put the cards on the table and give me a straight answer..... The same question goes to you:

What if Alex Smith isn't the answer and will never become the Quarterback that you expected to get in 2005? 1st overall pick, needless to remind you.

Would you need to see another season with him as starter or HOW MUCH MORE TIME do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'? Serious question.

I want to begin to understand if all of the Smith supporters truly know or see something about the guy that I'm just not realizing given the situation. And I'm not talking Madden or Fantasy. I'm thinking what would be considered REALISTIC in the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, which is a well-respected league of professional players, who's average career is only 3.5 seasons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is the average career length of a NFL football player?
Originally posted by djfullshred:
# 6 one week. #24 another week.

lol, this is usually why people wait until the end of the season to evaluate where a player is, not after good game/bad game each week.

The Titans game was responsible for 40% of Alex's playing time this year. And since they were rated so low statistically, his performance knocked him down a lot.
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

Our defense is ready to win now -- which was apparent before our entire secondary went on the IR. We're loaded @ WR, TE, & RB as well. All that talent would be wasted w/ a rookie QB w/ no O-line.

And the Ravens/Falcons/Jets model of putting a rookie QB in with a great defense fails in Frisco -- all those teams have stellar offensive lines.

Alex Smtih gives us the best opportunity to win through the 2011 season, any way you slice it.

The best course of action is to let him get more and more comfortable in there and open up the playbook more and more.

So one more year after this one huh?? Wow!

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted?? Serious question?

I understand the injury, but s**t I see it as plenty of time for a guy to have mastered the mental aspect of the game just studying! There are 2 fundamental aspects of the game; Physical and mental. He has the physical part, no question about it. He is a superb athlete and looks great running around and thows a hell of a ball when he is accurate. But he is never going to be able to tie the two together WHILE UNDER GAME PRESSURE? In my opinion, No. He never. So I put the scenario back on to you;

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted??

Compate Alex's Development with that of Eli Manning. Eli is surrounded w/ talent and still stugles for long stretches of time -- but shows flashes of brilliance.

Eli is in his 6th season.
Alex Smith is the 31 Best QB in the NFL... in front of JaMarcus Russell.

That's something to cheer about.
Originally posted by 9ermj:
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

He hasn't played in two years and you guys are ready to dump our former 1st round pick because of his last game? Have you seen how Stafford played this year? He's thrown a crap load of picks. Should he be benched and driven out of the NFL?

Woa!!! What??? Where the hell do you begin to compare Stafford and Smith?? Smith has been in this league for a hell-of-a-lot longer than that kid and he HAD HIS CHANCE! Also, compare the guys around both?? Stafford's team is a joke, yet he still manages to light it up often. Our O-line sucks, but Smith has plenty of weapons on his side and a defense that gives him the ball more often.....

I'm sorry, but you just failed BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!! I respect the guys who are all over Smith's nutz and can come up with somewhat of a valid argument for him, but you??






...And I'm not responding to any reply that you may have on this!

Smith had his chance??? really when was that? He had a horrible rookie year. Showed progress in 06 and started out 2-1 in 07 before being injured. Yup he had hs chance


It's mind numbing to hear this stuff , using this logic Eli Manning , Steve Young , Drew Brees, Bret Favre, John Elway the list goes on , all would be on the scrap heap because they were not very good their first few years. Let's review one more time 2005 11games not good, 2006 16 games better not great, 2007 3 games injured , if my math is right that' 30 games in 4 years on the team, this is his 5 yr in the league and he just passed 2 years worth of starts. I don't know if he'll ever be any good but some need to stop the revisionist history.

yep.. there is correct that let's review one more time 2005 11 games not good, 2006 16 games better not great, 2007 3 games injured that is not enough games! ur figure is good job! i agree it that..
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

Our defense is ready to win now -- which was apparent before our entire secondary went on the IR. We're loaded @ WR, TE, & RB as well. All that talent would be wasted w/ a rookie QB w/ no O-line.

And the Ravens/Falcons/Jets model of putting a rookie QB in with a great defense fails in Frisco -- all those teams have stellar offensive lines.

Alex Smtih gives us the best opportunity to win through the 2011 season, any way you slice it.

The best course of action is to let him get more and more comfortable in there and open up the playbook more and more.

So one more year after this one huh?? Wow!

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted?? Serious question?

I understand the injury, but s**t I see it as plenty of time for a guy to have mastered the mental aspect of the game just studying! There are 2 fundamental aspects of the game; Physical and mental. He has the physical part, no question about it. He is a superb athlete and looks great running around and thows a hell of a ball when he is accurate. But he is never going to be able to tie the two together WHILE UNDER GAME PRESSURE? In my opinion, No. He never. So I put the scenario back on to you;

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted??

Compate Alex's Development with that of Eli Manning. Eli is surrounded w/ talent and still stugles for long stretches of time -- but shows flashes of brilliance.

Eli is in his 6th season.

I'd be happy as hell if Alex had the same "flashes of brilliance", even if he struggled twice as much! When was the last time Alex went to the playoffs?? Pro Bowl?? Super Bowl?? (If he even knows what that is)... Super Bowl MVP?? Common man!! Eli has a bad ankle and that's why he is struggling right now.

Major fail bro!

Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

Our defense is ready to win now -- which was apparent before our entire secondary went on the IR. We're loaded @ WR, TE, & RB as well. All that talent would be wasted w/ a rookie QB w/ no O-line.

And the Ravens/Falcons/Jets model of putting a rookie QB in with a great defense fails in Frisco -- all those teams have stellar offensive lines.

Alex Smtih gives us the best opportunity to win through the 2011 season, any way you slice it.

The best course of action is to let him get more and more comfortable in there and open up the playbook more and more.

So one more year after this one huh?? Wow!

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted?? Serious question?

I understand the injury, but s**t I see it as plenty of time for a guy to have mastered the mental aspect of the game just studying! There are 2 fundamental aspects of the game; Physical and mental. He has the physical part, no question about it. He is a superb athlete and looks great running around and thows a hell of a ball when he is accurate. But he is never going to be able to tie the two together WHILE UNDER GAME PRESSURE? In my opinion, No. He never. So I put the scenario back on to you;

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted??

You're obtuse to the end aren't you.
Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

Our defense is ready to win now -- which was apparent before our entire secondary went on the IR. We're loaded @ WR, TE, & RB as well. All that talent would be wasted w/ a rookie QB w/ no O-line.

And the Ravens/Falcons/Jets model of putting a rookie QB in with a great defense fails in Frisco -- all those teams have stellar offensive lines.

Alex Smtih gives us the best opportunity to win through the 2011 season, any way you slice it.

The best course of action is to let him get more and more comfortable in there and open up the playbook more and more.

So one more year after this one huh?? Wow!

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted?? Serious question?

I understand the injury, but s**t I see it as plenty of time for a guy to have mastered the mental aspect of the game just studying! There are 2 fundamental aspects of the game; Physical and mental. He has the physical part, no question about it. He is a superb athlete and looks great running around and thows a hell of a ball when he is accurate. But he is never going to be able to tie the two together WHILE UNDER GAME PRESSURE? In my opinion, No. He never. So I put the scenario back on to you;

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted??

You're obtuse to the end aren't you.

Thats it?? "Obtuse to the end"?? Where is your sharp response for why A. Smith is the next coming of Joe Montana smart one?
Oh well. Rodgers lost this week as well. The difference is that Alex smith doesn't spend the game on his back anymore.

Call me when he breaks into the teens again.
Moving on up, I guess.
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Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

Our defense is ready to win now -- which was apparent before our entire secondary went on the IR. We're loaded @ WR, TE, & RB as well. All that talent would be wasted w/ a rookie QB w/ no O-line.

And the Ravens/Falcons/Jets model of putting a rookie QB in with a great defense fails in Frisco -- all those teams have stellar offensive lines.

Alex Smtih gives us the best opportunity to win through the 2011 season, any way you slice it.

The best course of action is to let him get more and more comfortable in there and open up the playbook more and more.

So one more year after this one huh?? Wow!

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted?? Serious question?

I understand the injury, but s**t I see it as plenty of time for a guy to have mastered the mental aspect of the game just studying! There are 2 fundamental aspects of the game; Physical and mental. He has the physical part, no question about it. He is a superb athlete and looks great running around and thows a hell of a ball when he is accurate. But he is never going to be able to tie the two together WHILE UNDER GAME PRESSURE? In my opinion, No. He never. So I put the scenario back on to you;

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted??

Compate Alex's Development with that of Eli Manning. Eli is surrounded w/ talent and still stugles for long stretches of time -- but shows flashes of brilliance.

Eli is in his 6th season.

Eli also won a Superbowl...Alex is still trying to break .500
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

Our defense is ready to win now -- which was apparent before our entire secondary went on the IR. We're loaded @ WR, TE, & RB as well. All that talent would be wasted w/ a rookie QB w/ no O-line.

And the Ravens/Falcons/Jets model of putting a rookie QB in with a great defense fails in Frisco -- all those teams have stellar offensive lines.

Alex Smtih gives us the best opportunity to win through the 2011 season, any way you slice it.

The best course of action is to let him get more and more comfortable in there and open up the playbook more and more.

So one more year after this one huh?? Wow!

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted?? Serious question?

I understand the injury, but s**t I see it as plenty of time for a guy to have mastered the mental aspect of the game just studying! There are 2 fundamental aspects of the game; Physical and mental. He has the physical part, no question about it. He is a superb athlete and looks great running around and thows a hell of a ball when he is accurate. But he is never going to be able to tie the two together WHILE UNDER GAME PRESSURE? In my opinion, No. He never. So I put the scenario back on to you;

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted??

Compate Alex's Development with that of Eli Manning. Eli is surrounded w/ talent and still stugles for long stretches of time -- but shows flashes of brilliance.

Eli is in his 6th season.

I'd be happy as hell if Alex had the same "flashes of brilliance", even if he struggled twice as much! When was the last time Alex went to the playoffs?? Pro Bowl?? Super Bowl?? (If he even knows what that is)... Super Bowl MVP?? Common man!! Eli has a bad ankle and that's why he is struggling right now.

Major fail bro!


Giants = much more talented on offense than SF.
Originally posted by jcs:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by King49er:
yay

Trying tp put some objective analysis into the Smith haters vs. Smith lovers quarrel.

Personally, I think that Smtih will continue to grow and Raye will continue to open up the offense as the season goes on. Smith will be a quality starter by year's end and will go into camp next year as the unchallenged starter.

Its do-or-die for him! He better show that he can win with the rest of this season or they better CUT HIS ASS!! I'm tired of the "he didn't get a fair shot" bulls**t excuse! He is getting his chance now and is 0-3 so far. How much time are we going to wait for him to "develop"??

Smith will improve as the season moves on, kind of like Garcia did in '99.

What if he doesn't though? Would you need to see another season with him as starter or how much more time do you think would be considered 'fair' before you say; 'You know what? He just isn't the answer, its time to move on'?

Our defense is ready to win now -- which was apparent before our entire secondary went on the IR. We're loaded @ WR, TE, & RB as well. All that talent would be wasted w/ a rookie QB w/ no O-line.

And the Ravens/Falcons/Jets model of putting a rookie QB in with a great defense fails in Frisco -- all those teams have stellar offensive lines.

Alex Smtih gives us the best opportunity to win through the 2011 season, any way you slice it.

The best course of action is to let him get more and more comfortable in there and open up the playbook more and more.

So one more year after this one huh?? Wow!

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted?? Serious question?

I understand the injury, but s**t I see it as plenty of time for a guy to have mastered the mental aspect of the game just studying! There are 2 fundamental aspects of the game; Physical and mental. He has the physical part, no question about it. He is a superb athlete and looks great running around and thows a hell of a ball when he is accurate. But he is never going to be able to tie the two together WHILE UNDER GAME PRESSURE? In my opinion, No. He never. So I put the scenario back on to you;

If before the 2005 season I would have told you that it would take 6 years before A. Smith would be able to take your team to the playoffs or begin to show promise as being the 49ers starting QB, would you have wanted him drafted??

Compate Alex's Development with that of Eli Manning. Eli is surrounded w/ talent and still stugles for long stretches of time -- but shows flashes of brilliance.

Eli is in his 6th season.

Eli also won a Superbowl...Alex is still trying to break .500

These kinds of comparisons are very pointless. It all comes down to this: Smith has a 1/2 season audition to prove he is the guy. If he fails this audition, I can't possibly see how this team could justify not being very aggressive in the offseason with looking for other FA veteran QBs to start.

Their development project is Nate Davis. Time marches on.

[ Edited by djfullshred on Nov 10, 2009 at 19:35:43 ]