Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by ubaisore94:
I know that there will be a cry of Alexcuses, etc BUT how in the heck could any quarterback have done anything with guys coming in untouched or pushing the line back into the QB? I don't know how he will be this season, but I can't find a way to blame him for the time he was in.... the O Line (along with a few of the skill gus) need to make blocks... yes I know the love child of Montana and Favre could have thrown a touchdown with that pressure tonight, but expecting that form a QB is nonsensical
You get rid of the ball earlier. It really is that simple. The receivers were open on most of those blitzes. I don't know what Smith was looking at on the play where he rolled out and got sacked, he had guys wide open, but he just held on too long.
Kaepernick had a play where the LE beat the LT around the edge, but he stepped up in the pocket and completed the pass. Smith had a nearly identical play, where he didn't step up enough and could not get the throw off because of it.
Many of the plays deserved Alexcuses, but many did not.
i think Smith is trying to not stare down the receivers that he wants to hit like he usually does but he just wasnt able to use that technique well enough and the Oline just collasped before he could pinpoint a receiver.