First post. GREAT TIMING for it. Go ahead and blast me if you want.
I'm a sports writer, so I try and be as objective as possible, and I can't say I agree with most of you regarding Alex Smith. The guy has made a lot of mistakes, but I feel he gets way more blame than he deserves. Being 0-5 will get you that, however.
Anyways, I always read that you guys are tired of SIX YEARS of Alex Smith. It hasn't really been SIX YEARS of Smith. The guy was a rookie in year one, improved A LOT in year two and then missed the next two seasons and a half after the O-line got him hurt (he was hurt in game 3 of season 3 and sat out season 4 hurt again).
He came back in the middle of season five and AGAIN showed promise. This season is his sixth and it's been inconsistency along with every bad break you can think of. Not many are helping either. But I can't say I think the guy is horrible. He looks great at times, and then he'll make the BIG mistake. He looked good tonight. I think the fumble was his only bad play of the night. Pretty costly.
Anyways, it's been six years since the 49ers drafted him but it's really his FOURTH year, and it's like he's been rebooted since coming back... Guy's had a crazy career. I understand Niners' fans being tired of losing, but Alex Smith isn't the reason alone. This team is shooting itself on the foot as a whole. David Carr is not the solution.
People asking for Troy Smith ... I don't know if these people even watch games, but it's alright. Fans are going to be fans and boo the home team.
Get real, can the 49ers do better at QB than Alex Smith at the moment? I don't believe so, although many of you might object. I'd stick with him, though. Season's over regardless and there's no one to "groom" for next season. I'll go on the record and say I think he'll be successful somewhere else after this year. He's got the tools. I believe he'll figure it out.
[ Edited by zocool16 on Oct 11, 2010 at 02:33:24 ]