Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:Originally posted by DownSouth:Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:And the Alex Smith Excuse-Parade is on!Originally posted by ZRF80:Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:Originally posted by ApatheticIAm:Originally posted by D-NOTTE:
Really, is this the new excuse for him? With an offseason, he would still STINK........ We need a QB
Yea but I like this excuse though. It makes sense to me.
Is everyone forgetting that Alex DID have an offseason with these guys??? Remember that there was an open competition where both Alex and Shaun got half the reps??? It lasted until the 3d exhibition game!!!
Just another excuse to stay on zombie-eyes' nuts!
Blind sheep, my friend. Even with an entire offseason under the same system, next year's excuse would be:
A) it's Raye's playcalling
B) he's only 26 years old
C) he needs two probowl receivers like Ariozna, then we can truly assess him.
Exactly! It never ends with these guys and that is what pisses me off the most! The average NFL career is 3.5 years and this guy is going on 6, yet he still needs "more time" to develop. s**t! How much time and why should we invest more in him??
They want everyone around him to be at a pro-bowl level in order to even assess or judge him! Nobody deserves that! You should be assessed based on what YOU can do as a player, regardless of your supporting cast. The O-line sucks, but they don't suck and get pressure on him on every play!
Sorry, guys. The time for "potential" and "excuses" is long gone. I don't care if he'd been injured for 2 years, is on his 5th OCs in 5 years, and was just unfrozen and reanimated to life. What has he done on the field? If he doesn't produce on the field, he's still a bust. Yes...STILL a bust b/c he's never proven himself to be anything else.
Flashes of great improvement, a half game full of great throws, some fine decisions, decent grit and leadership, just a few plays away from some wins, you say? Wake up people! We saw the same things from him years ago when he was healthy. Flashes and then crashes.
So far, the only things that have changed about Smith are the excuses for his consistent underachievement. All new excuses this year--Raye's awful offense, yet another OC, not the starter in the offseason, no chemistry with the WRs, blah, blah, blah. Just new excuses, but we get the same results from the Qb position we got before he was hurt. Just good enough to tease the fans and then lose the game.
He's got 7 games left to prove he's a starter in the NFL. I hope he does, but don't hold your breath.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who is a realist about this guy!
"Realist"? is that what they call it these days? We used to call it ignorant.