Originally posted by SF4EVA:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by 4evrfan:
There is always a silver lining! With this game it is multi-faceted.
1. We can finally stop the crazy talk about playoffs. Even if we were numerically in it, it is even more painfully obvious we have no business being there.
2. Sing should finally be gone at the end of the season.
3. The Alex experiment may finally have run it's course.
4. We can watch the playoffs without being so emotionally invested and keep our blood pressures down.
Alex had next to nothing to do with the loss today.. So I don't see how that comment makes any sense.
The rest, sure.
We've established that our defense is horrendous, our mental capacity, discipline, and all things having to do with preparedness, preparation and coaching are all horrendous.
Nate Clements will be entering his 11th year next year I believe -- It's time to bring in a new-comer. Dangling Clements and adding a stud corner and pass rusher in the FA/Draft could be a wise move.
We need new players all around. QB, DL, LB, CB, S, OL, WR, RB/FB, K -- The only position we're set at is TE and Punter. The mock I've posted up in the draft forum recognizes these needs, and hopefully with the addition of a competent coach (and staff with him) helps us achieve what our team is capable of, rather than constantly underachieving for the talent level we possess.
Alex had alot to do with the loss. How about not willing to throw to his best target or unwilling to attempt to throw his receivers open. He suck!
Davis drew double coverage most of the night. He wasn't open...ever.
Which brings me to something that has bugged me for quite a while: A lot of people throw around this term "throwing a receiver open" as that is a easy to do as sticking the key in the ignition and the engine starts.
You can't throw to a receiver that is not getting separation once you throw the ball. If you do that the DB has a much chance to get the ball as the receiver. There is no magic that happens to a guy who hasn't been open all night that will bring him open if you throw the ball his way. That term needs to go away. It is way overused. The 49ers DON'T HAVE ANY RECEIVERS THAT CAN RELIABLY GET OPEN. NONE. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE THE QB THROWS THE BALL...THEY AREN'T OPEN.
Further, it isn't just about getting open. The receiver has to be open while the QB has a passing line to throw through. Tonight the OL was NOT giving Smith any open passing lanes.
There is just SO MUCH to this game besides just watching and blaming the QB for all that goes wrong. As OTC said, one of the very best posters on here said earlier, Alex Smith had next to nothing to do with this loss. There were so many other people that contributed more to this loss than Alex Smith that they would fill a bus full before Alex even got to the door.