Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Good stuff although I think you're far too soft on Alex. There were of couple of drops, but there were also several passes that sailed on him...including a couple where the receiver bailed him out with a great catch. It goes both ways. I don't think he played well at all, but he definitely had limited weapons at his disposal.
Not to turn this into an Alex Smith thread but if you look at individual performances, he still would probably rank up there pretty high given what was required of them. He certainly was much less accurate today and he was bailed out a few times. It was probably his most inaccurate game of the year but in the end, like a 9er QB of the past, he made the play when it mattered most and never lost his composure. Let's just keep the big picture in focus. There were 2, even 3 TD's we could have had.
Gore was probably our best performer and we see 141 yards...but we fail to remember the three+ dropped passes, maybe a blitz pick-up, his inability to run laterally which lead to tackles for loss and put us in 2nd and longs, etc. My point? Big OVERLL picture.
[ Edited by NCommand on Oct 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM ]