Ralph: "Can you envision Alex Smith holding the Lombardi trophy?"
Young: "I can... This is why I say this, I was coached by people who didn't understand offense and didn't teach it in a way that was really helpful to the quarterback... and you really don't have a chance... He's been dealing with people for 4-5 years that look at the quarterback position as just another place, just another guy and that is the worst way to ever get anything out of your quarterback."
would also like to add something montana said
One of the things I've seen with Alex is that when he's been put in bad position with down and distance, (there weren't) many guys he could throw to without throwing 30 yards. There were times I looked and it's 3rd-and-18 and now he's got four guys going 20 to 30 yards downfield, so what do you want him to do? He's either got to throw it into traffic or take a sack or throw it away, so none of them are very good options.
[ Edited by 49ersalldaway126 on Sep 10, 2011 at 7:17 AM ]