Originally posted by Ceadderman:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by backontop:
I have already stated that Smith was responsible for 1 of the 3 INT's the other 2 were on the WR's. Looks like Singletary agrees
Why were they on the receivers? If he would have thrown the ball to them ON TIME and ACCURATELY they would have caught those!
Ummmm nobody stated that they were directly on anybody.
I mean that INT off Crabtree was weird. Crabtree and the ball were leaving the field. Instead it hit his hands and bounced back. You can't blame that on a timing issue or the Receiver for making a play on it going out of bounds. It's a freak turnover.
But now that you mention it when the ball hits you in the hands you have to reel it in. Morgan didn't do that. The ball hit him in the hands. So while it's Alex's fault Morgan has to work on his skills. Cause that hit a halfway solid Receiver in the hands and it's a catch.
The PI at the end of the game we ALL know that wasn't Alex's fault since the DB hit the Receiver before the ball got there.
Alex needs to work on his delivery to be certain. There were definitely a few passes where he was trying to force things, but I think that he'll get through that. The Receivers however have to contribute to this. Drops are part of the game but if they can work to limit that, whoever is Under Center will be better for it.
If Jerry didn't make catches that he knew he SHOULD make he would stay and work on it long after the others went home. That's how great Receivers become great.
I'm an Alex supporter, but the INT he threw that was intended for Crabtree was indeed his fault. Crabtree was well covered and the ball was delivered late. When you make that throw, there's a good possibility of something bad happening, so it's better not to even try to begin with. The INT was a result of a poor decision and bad timing. Yes, the ball hit off a helmet, which was a fluke, but the ball could've been intercepted by the defender in the first place. It didn't have to be tipped. This one was definitely Alex's fault.
The 2nd INT was Alex Smith locking in on his WR and again, throwing the ball into tight coverage. I'd put most of the blame on Alex. Seemed like a bad decision.
The INT to Morgan wasn't all Alex's fault. There was single coverage and Alex gunned the ball in there. Morgan didn't really give much of an effort and the ball ended up being tipped and intercepted again. I don't blame Smith for this one, although when you throw the ball into tight coverage over and over, you should expect bad things to happen.
The fumble was 50-50. Alex should secure the ball better, but the OL didn't do a very good job either.
Overall, I like Alex Smith's performance, but he has to make smarter decisions and cut down on turnovers.