Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
Hypothetically speaking, I could be the 49ers QB in 2012.
Yeah according to some members here, Bill Walsh could have made a bunch of rag tag zoners into a super bowl team with good coaching.
At some point, physical and mental football skills have something to do with how far you can go. Smith doesn't have it. Its clear by his putrid W/L record and even stinkier stats.
Yeah its a team sport, but a team is only as strong as its weak links. In the offense, you can clearly point to weak links. Kwame Harris, Sing, Raye, Rachal, AD, Alex Smith have all shown signs of being a weak link. We've also had guys like Larry Allen,
clearly over the hill. Got one Pro-Bowl bid based on rep not performance
did little to justify his draft pick until Singletary took over, even then he STILL has not learned to read defenses and adjust routes
Smith was injured
we all agree Smith improved under Turner
no talent team consider weaker than first year expansion Houston Texans
let's not be silly. If he retired today he would be considered a BIG bust
Miami gave up on him for a 5th round draft pick - that is NOT the definition of a good player. Other than a handful of kick returns he has done nothing.
one half decent but disruptive season. Had one other decent year and nothing
the post child for overpaid FAs
wasn't getting PT when Smith was here
could have been a much more valuable player but injuries and gross misuse limited his contribution
began to show his draft value in the second half of the year
was best OL during his healthy time but has not been healthy since when? and
clearly struggled in blocking calls in the first half of the year. Came back to play better in second half. Will be retained due to Heitmann's injuries but not for reason of his own performance
during Smith's tenure. Those guys aren't as bad as people make them out to be to defend Alex Smith.
Sing was fired, Raye was fired, Rachal is gone, Kwame is gone,and AD will get a few more chances. What more is needed for people to see that A. Smith isn't a very good QB?
Independent of the team, the QB has the most chances in a game to make plays to help us win. A. Smith hasn't done that for us in a weak ass division. If Rivers were on our team we would dominate this crap division.
If you truly believe all this team needs is Philip Rivers then I have lost a little respect for your credibility.
This offense needs a RG, a LT, a healthy LT, a TE that can read and adjust, WRs that can run good routes and get separation...and then we come to a defense that can't rush the passer or defend against the pass. Other than that, yes, this team could dominate.