As the biggest -- most notorious -- and most outspoken CRITIC (tied with Shaj) -- of ALEX SMITH on this board -- I rate his play an: A PLUS
This is for the first drive only.
Let's be clear here: Alex really only had one drive to show us his stuff -- and that was the first one. Raye clearly put the clamps back on him after "The Drive."
He gave us a taste -- and that's all that we needed. It's probably the best all around Alex Smith performances I've seen period.
You simply cannot rate him for the rest of the game because Raye switched to Offense Vanilla after the opening drive.
Smith surprised me. I didn't think he had it in him. I really thought he'd stink up the joint. Instead -- he came out spitting bullets and getting hits. He looked like an old gunslinger back in that pocket -- and -- I might also add -- that the entire offensive line must receive equal praise -- including our two rookies. They were superb.
Before a Smith diehard attempts to serve me a steaming pile of crow -- I'm not satisfied. Not for a minute. I'm still not convinced. I'm more confused now than I was last week -- but I'm not going to "believe" and sit down to some steamin' hot crow until I see this kind of performance CONSISTENTLY
on a week in and week out basis.
But -- as for "The Drive?" Nice...
[ Edited by billbird2111 on Aug 23, 2010 at 9:17 AM ]