Originally posted by Leathaface:
It's hilarious how A Smith apologists will make an exponential amount of excuses for his terrible play but then turn around and hold Troy Smith to this ridiculously high standard when he actually did have legitimate excuses (working with a limited playbook, no minicamp/TC, no experience with our coaching staff or personnel, the list goes on and on).
And for the record, I don't think Troy Smith is starter material.
The only standard I held troy to was play better than Alex...not that hard right?
He failed in my eyes, I dont think he's #2 or #3 QB material, why he was cut from the ravens. I dont want Alex to come back either, dont think its going to do much good for either the 49ers or him BUT thats not to say I'll take anything
I think the point where we all differ is at what point do we consider Alex the better option...Personally I'd take Alex to start this season over just about any Rookie available in the draft (I think Alex would make a great mentor and will probably be a coach some day...those that cant do, teach, so they say.) and I'd personally take Alex cheap over Kolb, Palmer, Johnson, Flynn etc DEPENDING on what it'd cost to get one of them...if they come cheap then yea just about any of the QB's listed are clearly better options than Alex, but at the expense of say a First round pick...I dont know, i'd rather hold up and see next years QB class/Coach up a QB picked in this draft than lose a high pick