Originally posted by Joecool:
Do you know why no one is buying?
These ex-players/tv guys have seen Alex Smith on film for 6 years and rarely have they seen a starting NFL caliber QB. I don't want to discredit Alex but I think they are just waiting for us to play against a better game plan and a defense that could misdirect our play design so that it does not play out as planned. I think they are waiting to see if Alex Smith can turn from game manager to play maker. Only then will Alex Smith prove himself to these guys. Until then, I don't think they consider us top 5 team.
Not to worry, people would say the same about Joe Montana. Basically, they underestimated Bill Walsh and now they are underestimating Jim Harbaugh.
Sad but true. Yet still a bunch of b******t (not you..them). Alex Smith has been the most CONSISTENT OFFENSIVE PLAYER on this team.
WRs have made drops.
Running game took a few games.
O-Line took a few games.
ALEX has been the only player who has generally played well through all 5 games (sans a quarter or two here and there).
I'll throw a stat line out there:
3500 (+/-), 19 TD, 12 INT, 63.7% comp, 88 rating
Those were Joe Montana's numbers in 1981 when we won our first SB.
These talking heads seem to forget that it's a collective effort. You don't need 300-400 yard games to win championships (see: Marino, Dan). Hell, you don't even need to go UNDEFEATED (see: Patriots vs Giants in the SB).