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Peter King MMQB

Originally posted by wolfpack52:
Nobody here cares about Kings opinions so why do people feel the need to post this crap.


I don't see why we wouldn't. Its an ousiders first hand opinion about what he actually saw w/his own two eyes.
not comparing the 2, but i have seen many wobblers out of one peytons mannings hand
Its obvious that King hates the Niners so his negative comments should be expected.

Until Alex proves all the naysayers wrong with his play on the field, narrow minded writers like King will continue to say the same thing.......

Its time for Alex to shut them all up!!!! I for one believe he will finally do just that!!!

Go Niners
Originally posted by bjghum:
Originally posted by wolfpack52:
Nobody here cares about Kings opinions so why do people feel the need to post this crap.


I don't see why we wouldn't. Its an ousiders first hand opinion about what he actually saw w/his own two eyes.

But, it's not 120% pro Smith so King has got to be hating on the kid or unable to perform an adequate evaluation.

Sarcasm aside, I think it's more reasonable to think Smith had a bad day or isn't performing as well as King hoped he would...
Uh, if there's one thing that Alex Smith is known for, it's his tight spirals. Now Shaun Hill, on the other hand...just ask Josh Morgan what he thinks.
Relax, guys. The thing with those training camp observations from guys like Peter King and such is that they only visit each camp for about a day, because those national writers have to keep up their schedule for their camp tours.

Which means Peter King saw only a glimpse of what is happening with the Niners and if I connect the dots correctly, he was there at one of the days which the beat writers (Maiocco, Barrows, Barber and Brown) collectively described as a rough day for the offense. The days before and after were much better in their descriptions, but if King only sees a single day which happens to be an off day, he can only describe that one, regardless of how inaccurate that might be. Sucks, but I do not care much.

Besides, off day in training camp are very much the norm. Prime example: Take this little nugget from another NFL training camp from a few days ago during an intersquad scrimmage:

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This was not a full contact-drill, with only shoulder pads and helmets and no tackling, which should favor the offense, but still: Here we have an offense struggling mightily during that training camp session, with the starting QB being off and finishing the scrimmage with measly stats of 8/19 for 90 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT, which would have been a pick-six. One unknown rookie safety had tree picks during that session.

The training camp and the starting QB with the lousy stats in question? The Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning. So you see, every team in every training camp can have an will have some off days. It´s no big deal.
Originally posted by crabman82:
not comparing the 2, but i have seen many wobblers out of one peytons mannings hand

I was just going to say this. Peyton does not throw the prettiest ball in the world but he is very accurate. It all about the accuracy. Alex's arm strength is not an issue imo.
Originally posted by D_Niner:
We'll all see soon enough. It's time for some Pre-season games!
Originally posted by wolfpack52:
Nobody here cares about Kings opinions so why do people feel the need to post this crap.
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
this 45 yarder wasn't too bad



perter king lol

That moment was awesome. And that play was made against one of the best secondaries in the NFL. Peter King, check the stats, Smith had a higher completion percentage than Manning last season on passes over thirty yards. As I recall, he was in elite territory in that category. As for Smith's midrange passing, it is his greatest area of needed improvement, and my money says that improvement does occur, this camp, and throughout this season.
i still remember that laser he threw to crabtree in indy between 2 defenders
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Originally posted by JoeO321:
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?

Hopefully the new lineman that were drafted will get Frank back to averaging 5 yards a carry, so 3rd & 8's will be a rarity.
Originally posted by JoeO321:
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?

He THINKS he saw?
King was in Niners camp for a day...is it possible that Alex had a couple wobblers at some in camp? Of course. What QB doesn't throw a wobbler or two? The guys that have spent every day at camp have been raving about Alex. Who has more credibility?
Peter King obviously must think that Drew Brees is getting lucky since he has a weak arm... or that Kurt Warner was never very good because I never saw him throw a spiral either.

King has to print something negative because he has to back-up his NFL power rankings.

He also thinks the Panthers are a top 8 team because of Matt Moore's 3 good games last season.