Originally posted by excelsior:
We have a group of posters on this site who adopt each new face as their darling heart-throb. First it was JTO, then it was Hill, then it was Davis, now it is Carr. Why can't these people just wait until someone has proven beyond doubt that they are the answer? With very little to go on, there are some who cannot understand why Davis isn't the declared starter. With Carr having a meager history, how can they believe that Carr should beat out Smith? They could be right, but more likely they live in a dream world. Hope and change.
To maximize Alex's opportunity to improve this year, he is going to need maximum reps with the starters all through TC and beyond. I have often heard that Alex was the hardest worker on the team, so I have trouble relating to the argument that Carr's presence is needed to "push" him.
In order to understand this, you have to live in the 'real' world to appreciate where most of these fans are coming from. -Fans pay money to go to games, fans buy merchandise, and fans pay cable bills/Sunday Ticket to watch the 49ers win games by any means necessary, as long as they win. -These same fans are not doing all of the above because they live in this stupid MODERN SOCIETY where everybody is a winner, and that you should get 5 chances in life to earn your career back.
As I understand, 60% of the fan consensus here is made up of unemployed/non-college dips-hits between the ages of 16-24 mooching off of a trust fund/parent's income, that think Alex Smith deserves 50 chances because their b*****d teachers at school pumped them full of that "SELF-ESTEEM ASSURANCE" bulls**t!
I'm sorry, but there are no gimmes in this world, and we hold no pity for a guy who gets paid over 1-3 million dollars a year which does not consistently perform the job he's paid to do.