Originally posted by OnTheClock:
That playoff win, although I give Hasselbeck credit from returning from the back injury to do a solid job "managing" the game, I think most credit goes to their defense and running game (Marshawn Lynch) and their raucous fans in Seattle for winning that game.
Hasselbeck has done just about nothing in three years, and one good game against the Saints isn't going to change that fact. Arguing that Hasselbeck is better than Smith now, based on what he did four years ago, is asinine. Smith isn't great, but I'd take him over Hasselbeck in a heartbeat right now. Henne too. He's garbage. Very good OL and Brandon Marshall to throw too and he's done nothing.
22/35 for 272 yards with a rating of 113.0 with 4 touchdowns and 1 int is not managing a game. Its coming out and dominating. I watched that game and he played magnificntly. Even the accouncers were pleased with the way the veteran played.
Arguing that Hasselbeck is better then Smith now, based on what Smith may do in the future is asinine.
This ranking is a little harsh but its not that far off. Funny how 5 guys on here think they know more then guys who do this for a living and in the same breath bash the haters for thinking they know more then Harbaugh.
Well there is a thing call QB rating, some of us have heard of (ESPN wants to make up their own)t... As far as QB rating from last year....... At number #21 Alex Smith........Rated lower are Carson Palmer (Quit) and Kitna (isn't starting).........So to start the Ranking off for the up coming season with Alex Smith currently #19.....is that fair?
Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
That's a surface level way to look at it. It wouldn't be a smart decision IMO to start Hass over Alex. I'd rather let Kaep start to be honest or we should have signed/drafted someone who was READY to play day 1 and could be at least a HEALTHY stop gap (Carson Palmer) or a long term solution (Gabbert).
LOL and why can't we compare their stats? Smith's done better over the last 3 years and has done better against the Seahawks. I guarantee if the numbers were reversed you'd be using them all day. C'mon Joe.
Again...I'm not arguing who's the better QB or who would start..I'm talking strictly from a business POV as far as who's the better solutions right at this time? Hass is old, slow, and is clearly on the decline. Smith is still young, somewhat mobile, statistically on the incline (snails pace I know), but he's Alex.
Kinda hard to win with either IMO. I wish we made a bigger push for Carson.
Stats lie. Alex Smith is the proof you should need to accept this. Hasseback won a playoff game last year.
You're missing my point. Anyway it's ok.
It's so frustrating to try to convey a point on here at times. Everything is either "Alecks luv" or "Alecks h8." Like I said...I'm not trying to say Alex is better or Matt is worse. Just saying Matt wouldn't have been the "better option" at this time. That doesn't mean I think Alex is the "only good" option. I'd rather have drafted someone or aggressively pursued Palmer.
[ Edited by LambdaChi49 on Aug 31, 2011 at 4:59 PM ]
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