Originally posted by GorefullBore:
I really hope that Alex is the Qb going into this season. I trully believe that he is our best option at the position. That being said, I am pretty confident in saying that Carr is better than Alex from under center. That may be obvious I don't know, but we all know about Alex's struggles in that area. Carr on the other hand has been under center for his entire career if I'm not mistaken. If Alex struggles for any prolonged period of time maybe we should give Carr a shot. Again I would be very supprised if this happened especially with Alex in year two and Carr learning the offense from scratch.
hold on a sec.
first off, if Smith can get the job done, whats it matter where hes snapping the ball at?
and David Carr, while possessing the "tools" to be a good QB, obviously isnt starting anymore for a reason. we changed our offense to fit Alex Smith's strengths, as well as the strengths of our pass catchers like Davis and Crabtree. i dont think getting a guy who could play under center was a reason we signed Carr.
you have to throw out Smith's 2005 season, which lets face it, he should never have had to play a snap in. and you have to throw out 2007 and 2008, which he was out. so now look at his career. after 2 full seasons, he had what would be considered a solid "rookie" season in 2006, and a 10 game season last year in which his extrapolated stats put him up there with Donovan McNabb in 2009.
so heading into his 3rd real NFL season, i just dont understand why people are still acting like hes a big bust and he'll never be anything.