Originally posted by Afrikan:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
He'll be working against the #5 Pass Defense in the league.
If he goes into Green Bay's house, puts up a nice game, and beats them at Lambeau, something we haven't done in almost 20 years, all against a top 5 pass defense. THAT will show me something.
THAT would be huge.
and if he doesn't....is that going to be used as an excuse... "Alex faced the #5 Pass Defense in the league"
um....well just in case......he has also faced the 32nd ranked Pass Defense, at Home....and threw 3ints and fumbled 2 times...... 2 picks late in the 4th qtr.
do we just ignore this, if he struggles at Green Bay....and say, hey the kid faced the #5 rank pass defense in the league........na.
that being said...I think we are going to win a close game......I think our defense will slow down Aaron Rodgers....and Alex will hopefully snap his interception streak at 4 games......and doesn't try to do too much and just let our playmakers come through at the end.
Who's making excuses? Nobody was going "WAHHHHH BUT ALEX PLAYED THE #6 PASSING D IN INDIANAPOLIS, WAAAAH!" -- No. You didn't have that. Not at all. And you know dang well Tennessee's defense is no where near the same unit they were before destroying Jacksonville after getting their star defensive players back.
It's about showing improvement and great growth. That is ALL I'm referring to, my friend. When I say, "if Alex can do that," I'm saying that accomplishment would show me a lot.
NO ONE, especially not I, will be whining about Green Bay's defensive rank if Alex doesn't play well. No. No. And no. You're an NFL QB and you get the job done no matter who you face.
I think it'd be "outstanding," to use Singletary's words, for Alex to go in there against the top 5 defense AT Green Bay and beat them. And not only beat them, but beat his counterpart in the 2005 draft.
I will always be rightfully disappointed when any player, not just Alex, performs below what they should. There's no playing favorites, because while I like Alex -- I'm a 49ers fan, not an Alex Smith fan.