Originally posted by DesiDez:
Originally posted by ZRF80:
Originally posted by WINiner:
This poll is a joke......
Niner fans dissapoint me.
Smith puts up stats, but still loses the game for us and he is cheered. Meanwhile the guy who didn't put up the huge stats won.
This is the "new" Niner fanbase, brother. Where mediocrity is "acceptable" and moral victories can still be found in losing efforts. I dont know what happened to the old Niner faithful (maybe they just dont know how to use the internet), but I find it laughable that the team can be lauded in a losing effort.
Alex's career has looked so inconsistent up to this point that any of sign of good QB play is praised. This decent performance doesn't erase the Seattle game and doesn't make up for the last 5 years.
He still has a LONG way to go, but I liked what I saw tonight.
He needs to do it CONSISTENTLY to get my respect. I'm not lowering my standards for anybody.
The most important thing to come out of this game is the affirmation that if the offensive COACHING STAFF does its job, Smith can do his. He repeatedly had time to adjust protection and move players around to take advantage of the defense. Baas also had time to make his adjustments.
It was not just by sheer will power that the OL look great tonight. It was because there was usually 15+ seconds still on the clock when they got to the line. That allowed time to make adjustments that were not possible last week. With that kind of time, the offense can operate with a lot more confidence and efficiency.