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Alex Smith Thread

http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2011/10/01/typically-error-prone-49ers-lead-nfl-in-key-category/


A big reason for the early season shift has been Alex Smith, who has thrown one interception in 74 attempts, continuing a trend that began last year. Since Oct. 17, 2010, Smith has thrown two interceptions in 224 attempts and has the NFL's lowest interception percentage (0.9) over that time span.

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Here's some good news for us Alex fans. I don't normally pay to much attention to stats as they can be bent this way and that. But still that is pretty nice that he only has 2 Ints in over 200+ passes. Some here make it seem that hes a very inaccurate passer. Anyways thought I'd share :).
But he didn't have 430 yards, 3 picks and lose the game like Cam Newton.....
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not consistently converting 1st downs are basically turnovers......but yeah that is a combination of the playcalling, Alex's decisions, and the performance of the players around him.

a deep pass on 3rd down would be a good way of letting the defense know they better play the whole field, and not just checkdowns and underneath stuff. If it is intercepted, hopefully someone tackles the Safety/CB and it would be just like a punt anyway. Joshua Morgan and Crabtree have both shown they can go up and get the ball, so why not?
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
But he didn't have 430 yards, 3 picks and lose the game like Cam Newton.....

You realize that by continuously comparing Alex Smith to Cam Newton, you only make Smith look worse right?
Originally posted by Afrikan:
not consistently converting 1st downs are basically turnovers......but yeah that is a combination of the playcalling, Alex's decisions, and the performance of the players around him.

a deep pass on 3rd down would be a good way of letting the defense know they better play the whole field, and not just checkdowns and underneath stuff. If it is intercepted, hopefully someone tackles the Safety/CB and it would be just like a punt anyway. Joshua Morgan and Crabtree have both shown they can go up and get the ball, so why not?


This, absolutely. After every game Alex always freakin talks about how they are always in third and long and how they can't keep doing that and it's killing drives, etc. Maybe if he looked down field every now and then he might toss for a first down or two.

Fact is the kid doesn't have enough confidence in himself to do his basic job, throw the football. So he checks it down. He throws it short. He throws it low. He does whatever he can to avoid that dreaded interception. Even if it means a three and out.
Oh and Smith is an inaccurate passer. I don't need a completion % to tell me what my eyes have already confirmed.

Perception IS reality in the NFL.
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
But he didn't have 430 yards, 3 picks and lose the game like Cam Newton.....

You realize that by continuously comparing Alex Smith to Cam Newton, you only make Smith look worse right?

Does not compute? Alex Smith has looked better than Cam Newton and the 49ers have a better record thus far.


Alex Smith>>>Cam Newton
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
But he didn't have 430 yards, 3 picks and lose the game like Cam Newton.....

You realize that by continuously comparing Alex Smith to Cam Newton, you only make Smith look worse right?

Does not compute? Alex Smith has looked better than Cam Newton and the 49ers have a better record thus far.


Alex Smith>>>Cam Newton
.
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
not consistently converting 1st downs are basically turnovers......but yeah that is a combination of the playcalling, Alex's decisions, and the performance of the players around him.

a deep pass on 3rd down would be a good way of letting the defense know they better play the whole field, and not just checkdowns and underneath stuff. If it is intercepted, hopefully someone tackles the Safety/CB and it would be just like a punt anyway. Joshua Morgan and Crabtree have both shown they can go up and get the ball, so why not?


This, absolutely. After every game Alex always freakin talks about how they are always in third and long and how they can't keep doing that and it's killing drives, etc. Maybe if he looked down field every now and then he might toss for a first down or two.

Fact is the kid doesn't have enough confidence in himself to do his basic job, throw the football. So he checks it down. He throws it short. He throws it low. He does whatever he can to avoid that dreaded interception. Even if it means a three and out.

Exactly. Case in point is the 2nd pass of the game @ Cincy (when he was sacked). He had a guy open for a split second on a slant. Instead he's too much of a b***h to make the throw and he ends up holding the ball and getting sacked.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
But he didn't have 430 yards, 3 picks and lose the game like Cam Newton.....

You realize that by continuously comparing Alex Smith to Cam Newton, you only make Smith look worse right?

Does not compute? Alex Smith has looked better than Cam Newton and the 49ers have a better record thus far.


Alex Smith>>>Cam Newton
.



I say we nominate SD for the homer of the year award. He will not be dissuaded. I admire that.
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
But he didn't have 430 yards, 3 picks and lose the game like Cam Newton.....

You realize that by continuously comparing Alex Smith to Cam Newton, you only make Smith look worse right?

430 yards and a loss is always much better than a win....
The haters are now saying take some chances , who cares if you throw an INT. I guarantee you once Alex throws an INT they will be saying "typical Alex Smith" "there's the old Alex I know" "Alex Sucks" "WE WANT CARR WE WANT CARR". The haters are impossible to please as they blindly hate Alex Smith for no reason other than their own hatred.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
But he didn't have 430 yards, 3 picks and lose the game like Cam Newton.....

You realize that by continuously comparing Alex Smith to Cam Newton, you only make Smith look worse right?

430 yards and a loss is always much better than a win....


Originally posted by backontop:
The haters are now saying take some chances , who cares if you throw an INT. I guarantee you once Alex throws an INT they will be saying "typical Alex Smith" "there's the old Alex I know" "Alex Sucks" "WE WANT CARR WE WANT CARR". The haters are impossible to please as they blindly hate Alex Smith for no reason other than their own hatred.



Well maybe if Alex Smith quit throwing interceptions when he actually does toss it down field, we would get off his back.

Playing it safe and sending Andy Lee out to punt proves absolutely nothing.

I will give it up for his red zone play. I just wish he would treat the other 80 yards the same way.
Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
But he didn't have 430 yards, 3 picks and lose the game like Cam Newton.....

You realize that by continuously comparing Alex Smith to Cam Newton, you only make Smith look worse right?

Does not compute? Alex Smith has looked better than Cam Newton and the 49ers have a better record thus far.


Alex Smith>>>Cam Newton

LOLOLOL

Alex Smith has looked better than Cam Newton? First of all, no. Second of all, like I said, you realize you're comparing him to the 1st overall pick right?

Cam Newton has every excuse in the world to suck right now, but he doesn't. Why? Because he has IT. That thing Alex Smith will never have.

Alex Smith is afforded every excuse in the book in year 7 (LOL) of his career and yet Cam can't even get credit for throwing for 900 yards in his first 2 games on a s**t squad.

And SanDiego, 430 yards and a loss IS BETTER than 125 and a win for the Panthers/Newton. They're building for the future. They know they have a star in the making with Cam Newton. They'd gladly have him play lights out and lose right now than him look like s**t and win a few meaningless games.
[ Edited by Leathaface on Oct 2, 2011 at 1:35 AM ]