Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
Originally posted by JayBee:
The Alex Smith apologists always make me laugh.
He is extremely inaccurate. His passes are often high and receivers tend to have to adjust to his throws. It's rare that he leads receivers.
His short and intermediate passes are awful. Bubble screens, swing passes, slants, etc...all inaccurate and the receiver has to adjust. And a big reason for his inaccurate passes is his awful footwork and mechanics. It's very difficult to tell a 6 year NFL vet to forget everything he's learned up to this point and start from scratch. You can't develop someone who has already been developed. You can tweek things, but that's about it. I'd much rather Harbaugh spend all that developmental time on a rookie or a 2nd, 3rd year QB who is raw.
Alex isn't raw (like Steve was). He is a poor QB. His ceiling is game manager.
Steve was better than Alex...but lets sway he was worse than Alex in Tampa....for every Steve Young that makes it....there are 100's of Trent Dilfers, Gus Ferrote's, Heath Shulers that don't!
its pretty easy for him to forget everything he has learned a new system practically every year
and about developing him he hasnt had the chance to be developed only person who did was norv turner and mike johnson in 2006 norv turner did very good with alex smith and alex played ok considering our team
under mike johnson this year he had a rating of i believe 93 when he was OC
other than that his teachers were nolan, raye hostler and sing
all whom are less than desirable coaches to develop a project qb
Fundamentals are exactly that, fundamental. They don't change from coach to coach, they don't change from team to team, or even collage to pros. If Alex really wanted to be a winner he would have hired an offseason trainer with experience in the fundamentals.
Hostler, is not a bad QB coach, Alex has never put in the offseason work to warrant all the loyalty his fans give him.
I've never seen heard or read about Alex working with WR's in the offseason, I've never seen heard or read about Alex running hills, or working with other QB's or even with a retired coach or personal position trainer, have you?
Have you ever even read about Alex staying late with his receivers DURING the season? Alex putting in extra work to get better?
Don't make Alex a victim, he is a grown man. He has not done the extra work pro's do to elevate themselves, he does not deserve your loyalty and respect.
Is it too late, no of course not, but what is he doing RIGHT NOW to improve his game?
Were are the stories of running his, throwing a hundred passes a day, or meeting with anyone, to work on FUNDAMENTALS!
Alex fails because his fundamental mechanics suck! Alex ONLY YOU CAN FIX THIS!