Originally posted by Okie5a:
I'm like a lot of people who sees that Smith can play and has a lot of potential. I know that 'potential' does not win games. I just know that he has lacked some of the very basics from the start (consistent OC and OL) that are essential to be successful in this 'cut throat' league. Forget about having great receivers . . . . without consitent offensive coaching and pocket protection, NO ONE can be successful.
I am optomistic. I'm not making excuses for him, just reciting the history. Best of all is that Alex does not make excuses. He has character, and with that as his foundation, he is bound to succeed. And I for one, am hoping it is with SF.
Bad QB-ing can make an Oline look awful and a good coach look pathetic and vice versa.
Shaun Hill had the same coaching, had diff OC's, same line, same receivers, etc and outperformed Alex. Where are Shaun's excuses? 23TD-11INTs QB Rating >85%? Maybe the 9ers can bring him back.