Originally posted by D_Niner:Originally posted by dtg_9er:Originally posted by D_Niner:Originally posted by dtg_9er:Originally posted by WildBill:
When bringing up numbers and stats, consider this, Alex only did decent against low ball competition, and struggled big time against playoff teams. As for the claim someone made about best QB in the redzone-please post the numbers and links before I believe that. Fact is- he didn't get into the red zone that much, else the fans wouldn't be complaining about offense production.
I will say this, Alex will if he comes back, stiffen if things don't go well and people get on his case. I have no doubt that JH can make Alex look better because of his schemes, however, he will never become a QB you can ride the shoulders on. that is my whole point. I have watch games where he misses open receivers more than he should.
Sorry, but Harbaugh's stance and talks is just a man covering his bases and the team, if they are smart, playing the game of deception that will only intensify as the draft looms closer.
nfl.com Situational Stats. Smith inside the 20 QB rating of 118.8.
nfl.com statistics Smith's 1st down% 30.1 only better than Derek Anderson and Jimmy Clausen....
Question was red zone QB rating. Not trying to wow anyone with stats as they always cut both ways. Montana had terrible stats compared to modern day QBs as far as yardage but who would you want on your dream team?
Yeah, I was just backing up the stat that he didn't get in the red zone all that often. It's hard to get to the red zone if you cant get first downs...
You are correct that Smith did not arrive at the red zone as often as the best QBs but comparing Smith to Brady and Manning the numbers look like:
On average (per game) each QB completed red zone passes:
Smith 2.72 times
Manning 2.87 times
Brady 3.25 times
You will see that Manning is almost as bad a QB as Smith, but not quite! Aren't stats fun? NFL.com has a comparison feature that is easy to use and can waste a lot of our time...but if you're into football as much as most of us are, oh well!
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Feb 17, 2011 at 4:16 PM ]