7. I think I saw an awful lot of wobbly throws by Alex Smith when I watched the 49ers the other day. The attitude around the 49ers is basically this: We don't need Alex Smith to be a great quarterback, we just need him to execute the offense. Understood. But the 49ers led the NFL last year in a long-yardage category (third down and eight yards or more), which says to me that the 49ers quarterback is going to need to make a lot of accurate throws down the field. That's going to be the real test for Alex Smith: Can he throw an 18-yard out to Michael Crabtree on a line? Or a deep throw?
Wobbly throws my ass. Everything we've been hearing is about how good Alex has looked and last season he was throwing bullets all over the place. If anything he probably needs to develop more touch. Peter King is a f**king moron.
Meh, King saw what he saw. He's not out to get the 9ers and he doesn't hate Smith.
Its not like Smith has a history of being the most accurate QB. He's thrown many wobbly and inaccurate passes during his time here.
What worries me is that is seems like the company line out of the 9ers is as long as Smith just manages the game we should be fine. To me that's not going to be good enough. Its a QB driven league, and if we can't sling it when we have to, we'll be no better than last year.
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