Originally posted by ninertico:
When will the Hill enthusiasts give it a rest.
HILL CAN"T THROW the out beyond 20 yards, can't deliver a precise strike 35 yards down the field consistently, and he just can't throw the deep ball well as they float like ducks. The only deep throw that guy had that looked good was the 50 yarder to Bruce and that is it as all the others looked like quackers reaching their target.
Instead, Smith has shown consistency when throwing the deep ball and has looked good doing it. This give our O a fighting chance as it extends the D deep and on the edges allowing more room in the middle for Gore and Davis while Crabtree, Morgan and Hill continue to push the envelope.
Yes, our team started to be set up around Hill. Thank God we have a competent coaching staff to transform the offense in mid season because the QB's talent dictates so. Now, we center around the pass to setup the run.
The OL is not as good as Singletary thought no matter how much support he may give them. His first QB couldn't maintain success once defenses took away the deep ball and dared us to run which we failed. Now, Raye and Singletary must divine a way to use Alex and his talent to propel us to wins and not be scared that he may lose it for us, just trust in Alex.
IMO, that is the only way this team will win. The coaches must trust their players even when they make mistakes.
Let's just see how Alex does on Sunday as he was destined to take over for Shaun, sooner or later. Well, sooner seems to be the choice of fate.
I supported Hill when he was QB while our peeps bashed him. Now, I am supporting Alex as he is now our QB for the rest of the year. It is time for that boy to become a man in the NFL.
Hill had his chance...muffed it.
Examples, please ? I dont think Smith has been consistent in throwing the deep route. if anything, he's been just as erratic as Hill, except he throws a tighter spiral. His over-the-middle passes to VD are similar to what Hill was doing at the beginning of the season. Unless your statement is based on Smith's TD pass to Crabtree, which is comparable to Hill's pass to Morgan in the beginning of the season.
If your going to make blatant statements like this, please be prepared to back them up. The truth is that Smith is playing like, if not worse, than Hill. Another WZ member posted a link demonstrating that the difference between the 2 is that Hill is BETTER in the 4th quarter, and is more likely to bring his team back from behind.
Other than that, the only thing that Alex has shown is a stronger arm, and a lot of you guys are convinced that that aspect alone (not including the percentage completions, etc.) is good enough to give Smith the reigns as future 49er QB.