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Alex Smith's Max Potential = Brad Johnson

  • ZRF80
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Would you guys prefer a Brad Johnson or Tom Brady for the next 10 years ?

Seriously. Assuming that Alex "pans" out, we all know that he will never become a Brady/Manning type player. He doesnt have the "it" factor, and can only function as a systems quarterback. In other words, feed him a playbook and expect him to execute. Basically, his career as a Niner will be similar to someone like Brad Johnson's (Vikings/Bucs).

Thats not to say that Brad Johnson wasnt effective. He was poised, accurate, moved the chains.....even won a Superbowl. But at the end, you knew he needed a lot going for him (eg defense, running game, etc.) in order to be successful.

So would you guys be okay with Smith, knowing that we will have our Brad Johnson (assuming he maxes out on potential) for the next 10-12 years ? A guy that will keep us close in games, but not be able to pull off the big one when needed ? Not to expect too much from him if the game goes down to the wire and he has to execute a 2 minute drill ?

Or would you guys prefer a Brady/Manning type player, able to adjust accordingly to game situations ? The ability to improvise, confuse defenses, have teams specifically gameplan against him ?

Be honest.......cause even the Smith supporters know that you cannot "teach" a QB to be great. Alex may become very effective, but he will never be like a Joe Montana/Steve Young mold.

What say you............is Brad Johnson "good" enough for the next 12 years ?
this could be the gayest thread i have ever seen
  • Ether
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Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
this could be the gayest thread i have ever seen

This thread title is cracking me up.
  • NickV
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I dont even read your posts anymore.
Failed attempt of a ZR Jinx master plan thread?
that's cool since Brad Johnson won a superbowl, and is a pro-bowler.
[ Edited by 49erfeeeever808 on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM ]
Oh you just can't stand it Go root for the raiders. If Alex fails than he fails but if he succeeds than he's our QB. That's just the way it is man.
This threads Max potential = Stupid...
[ Edited by KevinBarlow on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:21 PM ]
How often does Brady, Manning, Montana or Young come around? Your giving ground saying he could be a Johnson. Guy was a Pro-Bowler with Minne and won a Super Bowl with Tampa. You seem to be getting nervous.
[ Edited by BHulman on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM ]
  • ZRF80
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So what is Alex Smith's Max Potential ?

Please dont say things like "the sky's the limit", cause it's obviously not with this guy. He's a system's quarterback, and the highest "honor" I can give him is that of a player like Brad Johnson.
  • ZRF80
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Originally posted by BHulman:
How often does a Brady or Manning come around? Your giving ground saying he could be a Johnson. Guy was a Pro-Bowler with Minne and won a Super Bowl with Tampa. You seem to be getting nervous.

There's nothing wrong with that. Again, all Im asking is if everyone is ok with that kind of play, or do they prefer more ? Personally, I would want something more because I grew up watching Montana and Young. But I dont have a problem with Brad Johnson. Like I said, he was effective as a systems QB.