Originally posted by danimal:Originally posted by BHulman:Originally posted by danimal:Originally posted by Memphis9er:Originally posted by StOnEy333:
A lot of people seem to be.
Well, accept most on this board, that is.
Only a very few are really trying to blame our struggles on Smith, and those are guys that have wrecked their own credibility with weak argument backed with overbearing bias. I'd say that most of us, if not convinced (which I am not), are cautiously optimistic about Smiths play.
lol. Cautiously Optimistic for 5 years equals a hopeless optimist in my book.
There is only 1 bias that exists on this forum. The desire for the Niners to win, and it is in that bias that blind support is born.
The Alex hopefuls have to wish for the best....because what is the alternative?
I said the day Alex was drafted this team was going to miss the playoffs for the rest of the decade. I am in the extreme minority though....WANT the Niners to Win, but KNOW that they suck. To be specific, I accurately knew that each team fielded since 2002 was going to suck
Congratulations. Most of us know that there has been a talent shortage (on the field, on the side line and in the front office) since Donahue started purging the team and showed his imcompetence in acquiring talent. But more pieces are in place now then they have been since 02. Is it all there? No. But it is getting there. Is it again a case of misplaced optimism? Maybe.
You seemed to have made your mind up about Smith from Day 1. You don't think that he looks better than he has ever looked before and that if the Niners get the right offensive scheme then maybe, just maybe (with playmakers emerging like Crabtree and Davis) the Niners might be able to put the first legitimate offense they have had since 02 on the field.
As a Niner fan, I am rooting for Smith. Do I know for a fact he will pan out? No. But some of you seem so sure in your evaluations that I am really surprised that your talents are not being put to use by some NFL team.
I love my career thank you very much. I don't work in the NFL because I did not take the proper steps to make that as my career, which was a conscious choice.
BTW, evidently even the evaluators employed in the NFL are pretty hit and miss....so I find it odd that you think an educated hobbyist can't outperform the professionals.
Does that mean that you are admitting you could be wrong about Smith (since even the professionals are hit and miss) even though you are sure that you had it pegged from the day Alex was drafted that the Niners would now be doomed to missing the playoffs for the next 10 years?