Originally posted by Shaj:
Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
Originally posted by Shaj:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
This and the reasons we are last IN YARDAGE have been discussed in other threads. If anyone pays attention to Harbaugh and Romans pressers, they would not be shocked by this occurrence. The main reason for this is conservative game planning because the offense is only a month or two old. The line is struggling with the zone blocking scheme, as is Gore. Finally we are 2-1 and have been in every game, it is going to be ugly, but ugly wins are still wins. I suspect as the year progresses we will see more of the playbook.
What is Cam Newton's excuse for setting rookie passing records for the worst team in the league with a defensive head coach and a shortened off season?
And please don't bring up their W/L standings vs us. There is not a GM in the league, including Baalke, that would take Smith over Newton.
Point being, the excuses are getting tired. We have a timid, high % short pass thrower at QB who can produce high passer ratings but minimal TDs or yards. He also can't play in the clutch to save his life. Our D and ST has to bail us out when it's close or we are behind.
Hey Shaj, this is a tough one... When you throw the ball 40+ times, is it more than likely you will have more yardage than throwing the ball 20-30 times? How does that work? I mean Cam threw what 32 times last game? 152 yards...
First you have to look at history: Cam has had 400 yard games (plural) 3 games into his career. Smith has barely cracked 300 yards MAYBE twice in 7 years.
Second, you have to look at WHY Cam is entrusted to throw a lot while Smith is not. Say what you want, but coach after coach has not been willing to entrust Smith to take the team on his back and win through the air. The man cannot even inspire confidence in his own coaching staff. Getting asked to be a "game manager" is the ultimate kiss of death in the NFL. The blunt translation is "just don't f**k it up, okay?".
All heresay and opinion. Same as mine. Also the league catches on to guys like this quickly and he will be a lot less producive as time goes on. I mean I give credit where it is due, but once teams have more video of the guy, his numbers will decrease.
Also I think Cam Newton was a much better QB coming out of College. I am a Utes fan, and feel strongly ALex would have benefitted playing his senior year. Alex should not have been a #1 pick, but he was one of two QB's out there and 49ers picked him needing a QB. I think people forget that Alex was a "project" pick, and we did a rather horrible job at managing him. Guys like Cam, and Bradford were much more NFL ready.