Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:Originally posted by NinerGM:Originally posted by Digger25:
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Okay, Young was asked by Mr. Amici's about Smith's performance last week. Young made no excuses. he basically said, "when I played, to me, when the ball leaves my hand, I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS. WHETHER THE WR CATCHES IT, WHETHER ITS PICKED OR DROPPED, IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY."
he also said that a coach could make excuses for his QB, but ultimately, it is up to the QB to work out the problems himself and in front of 80 thousand people. he said QB's who can handle that burden and work out the INT's and the issues with the offense are the QB's who become good and even great.
he never eluded or even showed support for Smith. just kinda p***yfooted around the question and said "it will be an important week for Smith".
and lastly, he said that he likes watching QB's at press conferences-win or lose. bcause in these interviews, he looks to see if the QB will NOT make excuses for bad things an show confidence that HE will lead/command and win.
to me, Smith always seems bummed out and not too confident. maybe he doesn't have what Young says QB's need (outside physical ability) to succed. I am backing Smith, but what Yong says sems to make me question Smith.
And this is the difference between TODAY's 49ers and the great 49ers of the past. I don't hear Smith on the field when there isn't practice throwing extra balls to Crabtree or Hill. I don't hear of the offensive players being there late at night studying film, throwing as much as possible, taking ownership and refusing to make a mistake because they weren't prepared. Analyzing their own weaknesses and working to change them. If Alex is "late" he needs to work on that. If he "locks on all the way" he needs to work on that by trying to establish as much as possible a rapport with his receivers.
No more excuses. It's time to be a winner.
Good post and I agree.
If Smith doesn't resurrect this season, he could very well be on his way out. I think he knows this himself.
I agree as a QB you need to be mentally tough and take responsibility and I don't really know if Alex Smith has that in his character.