Originally posted by reasonable1:
I totally agree with Method, but let me say this....it truly amazes me how short a memory you people have in here.
In 2007 when the 49ers were 2-1 and Alex Smith was the DARLING young QB in the NFL, he got hurt. To my knowledge, having coached up to the semi-pro level, no player loses his job due to injury. Which is exactly what happened to Smith. All the Smith bashers like to say he hasnt done a damn thing...well I can see how you would feel that way considering the kid has only played the eqivalent of 2.5 NFL seasons while missing the other 2.5 to injury and recovery.
Funny how if this was any other team we were talking about everyone would understand and have reasons why they support the player. But b/c it was our #1 pick who has unfortunately had a very serious injury and not had the best support in the world, everyone wants to rag on him.
I asked a question a couple months ago and still havent gotten an answer so I will pose it again for all the Smith haters.
Top 10 QB's in the league after last season:
Name one of those players who has had to undergo a complete overhaul of their offensive system EVERY SEASON in their first 4-5 seasons in the NFL as well as numerous offensive coaching changes and a head coach throwing them under the bus for attempting to play injured.
Since everyone likes to bash...then put some got damn logic behind your posts.
Don't worry...I'll wait.
Well my logic is;
Smith has NEVER shown the poise, accuracy, consistent winning, consistency that these players have attained. Whether it be Brees out with his shoulder problems or Payton playing at #1 level right away.
Smith, I don't know how you can compare him to these players, they all "show" so much more every time they are on the field. Smith has only "showed" us parts of 3 or 4 quarters in his entire career, even if you want to consider it 2.5years worth,
Most of the time he just looks like $hit, lost with no solutions for the non-plays he creates.
I'll say it again; I DO NOT HATE Smith. I just don't think he is a good player and probably will never be good enough to put games on his back and win them for our Niners. So what's the purpose of flogging the long drawn out process of deciding to can him or not??? Look what Holmgren did to Brady; cut him after 3 years. He saw enough tape from, what was it, 7 or 8 starts to decide he was not "the one" for the Browns.
Tell me, what do you think his decision would have be on Smith if he would have been signed as GM when Sing was signed for HC?? Think Smith would still be here??
It's all about the team.
Not holding some guy's hand for 5+ years and hope he will come around some day and create the QB playing standard many of us are used to by many 49er QBs. Those of you who think he is good enough, and that 8-8 seasons are good and a beginning that definitely points to greatness, are from a generation that has not tasted consistent winning and have been perhaps taught, that mediocrity and below that, is OK; "as long as you are trying". Crap, give me a freakin break..