Originally posted by GoldenIowa49er:Originally posted by 49erRider:Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:Originally posted by 49erRider:Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:Originally posted by Giants9ersfan:Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
Have you Alex bashers forgotten how many passes he had on the money (a number for sure TD's) that were dropped...by Crabtree, Vernon, Morgan? It takes two to complete passes...the thrower and the receiver. There's room for improvement all around.
This is the best post in this thread. Something realistic and constructive. Makes a lot of sense.
It's the best post in the thread if you're looking to take some of the blame away from Alex Smith and spread it around.
VD drops balls because his hands aren't very good, but a lot of Crabtree's "drops" were due to the ball being placed in a bad spot. Watch the plays again. There weren't a whole lot of drops on easy TD catches like the post suggests. Crabtree dropped a few that he had no business dropping, but the frequency of that occurring is far lower than the frequency of Smith's passes being placed in a poor spot.
That's the way it should be, no? Because anything that goes wrong with the team, it's Smith's fault.
When Smith does ANYTHING right, It's "Smith would be nothing without Davis."
I do agree the blame should be spread for the overall problems of the offense, but I'm talking specifically about the inaccuracy of Alex Smith's passes intended for Michael Crabtree. With that as the subject at hand, nobody is to blame except Alex Smith. It is ridiculous to blame Michael Crabtree not participating in training camp (as the guy in this thread tried to do) for the inaccuracy and lack of timing in Alex Smith's passes to him when they have had 3 months of practice together and the inaccuracy still shows in the final weeks of the season. That's what I'm talking about, and there is nobody to share the blame in those regards.
crabs had 1 less reception and 1 less TD than jerry rice did in his rookie year and didn't start till mid-way through the season
i'm not stupid enough call him the next jerry rice but that's a nice stat to see
what the hell is all this alex smith bashing about again?
i guess montana should have been benched for not getting rice the ball more in his rookie season...
Try READING before responding. Nobody said anything about Smith not getting Crabtree the ball enough, the debate is about the placement of Alex Smith's passes when he threw to Crabtree. I know my family, buddies and I are not the only ones that noticed how inaccurate his passes to Crabtree were. Crabtree constantly had to make adjustments just to touch the football.
And to whomever brought up Manning's ball placement.. Obviously he, like any QB, is going to throw inaccurately at times, but you can't try to tell me that the majority of his passes to any particular receiver were placed in bad spots. I can understand it happening a few times, but it seemed like 85% of Alex's passes to Crabtree were placed in spots that forced Crabtree to leave his feet in order to make the catch - or to even touch the football (I'm exaggerating on the percentage, obviously, but it seemed that way to me while watching the games).
There is no Smith-bashing going on here. What's happening is I am discussing something that happens to be Alex Smith's fault, but another poster attempted to place the blame on Michael Crabtree instead. Frank Gore is my favorite player and I am probably his biggest supporter on these boards, but he fumbles too often and at crucial times. Having said that, by your standards, I am now "bashing" Frank Gore.
It's funny that anytime someone says anything negative about Alex Smith, it's "Smith bashing." I guess being realistic is out of the question unless you want to be labeled a Smith hater. What a joke.
And LOL @ the little smilie sipping coffee and going about it's business as if to signify your effortless dominance in this debate.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Jan 11, 2010 at 21:02:27 ]