Originally posted by danimal:Originally posted by Joecool:
It wouldn't have mattered if we didn't draft him because we probably would have picked up Matt Lienart the following year.
I have no problem drafting Smith. I have a problem with all this "everything else needs to be improved (even after it already has) before we can evaluate Smith.
6 years!!! It has been time 3 years ago. We should have seen fate when his shoulder got hurt that the NFL just isn't for him. Or maybe when 2 journeyman QB's beat him out and keeping him automatically put us into accepting mediocre.
I'm sorry but a QB who displays NFL ability does not get beat out by journeyman QB's. Bradford, Flacco, Ryan,...do not get beat out by journeymen QB's.
JoeCool that is a fair statement. I also have said from day 1 that it is not a HUGE BLOW to draft the wrong QB....its a HUGE BLOW to keep one for too long.
IMO, the day Rocky Bernard pancaked Alex should have been the day this Franchise should have gambled on somebody else.
Some folks don't want to admit that we actually have almost every piece in place on this team.
There's a reason why we were predicted to win the division and guess what the "if" was in almost everyone's prediction? No one wants to give the prognosticators credit for pointing out this big "if". We even pointed out this big "if".
This was the general statement prior to the season.
The Niners will win the division and be a good team "if" Alex Smith can build on last year's performance.
That big "if" got up, mooned us, slapped us in the face, and gave us a stinking s**tter.
All he had to do was make standard reads and throws, which he hasn't due to his inaccuracy and all he had to do was not f**k up.
Even with Smith's incompetence, we can go 8-8 and match last years totals but we are adding in the dumbest turnovers and fumbles by other players which is why we are 0-4!