Originally posted by nflguy49:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Thanks for making my point. We seem to agree on most everything else. In case you haven't noticed man, Smith has thrown 15 td and only 2 int's over the last 11 games he has played in, that is more than a fluke, that is a trend. He has improved his game all around with better mechanics and a more consistent release point. Harbaugh is shaping him into what we drafted him to be, the talent has always been there, but our terrible coaching never knew how to tap it. As for the TB game, the running game was so good because Smith lit them up and they had to back off. It was a great team win though, and those are the best kind.
At no point in the Bucs game was our passing attack so dominate that the Bucs backed off. If anything, it was the running game that wore them down and caused them to quit as some Niners players alleged.
He completed all of 11 passes in the entire game while the Niners running backs gained over 200 yards on the ground yet were supposed to believe it was the passing game that made it easy for the rushing attack and not the other way around. Come on bro. That's ridiculous.
I will all ask one last time (although I'm sure it will be ignored becuase of the point it makes). If Alex had only completed six passes against the Bucs would you still say the passing attack caused the Bucs too quit and allowed our running game to succeed? You know the answer but won't admit it. It's crazy to claim a qb that complete only 11 passes played a bigger factor in a win then running backs that accounted for over 200 rushing yards (more yards then we had passing btw).
1- Alex to gore 6 yards (2 yac)
2- Gore run 1 yard
3- Alex to gore 12 yards (8yac)
4- Alex to Walker 26 yards (no yac) TD.
TB field goal (7-3)
5- Alex to Crabtree 21 yards (3 yac)
6- Ginn 24 yard run reverse
7 incomplete pass
8 gore run no gain
9 Alex to Morgan 14 yards (8 yac)
10 gore run 4 yards
11 Gore 1 yard and fumbles.
Defensive pick 6 (score now 14-3)
12- Alex to Morgan 13 yards (no yac)
13- Gore run 6 yards
14- Gore run 13 y ards
15- Pass to VD interference 24 yard penalty
16- Gore run -1 yard
17- Gore run 2 yards TD (21-3)
18- Gore run 6 yards
19 Gore run 21 yards
20 Hunter run -1
22 Gore run 6 yards
Akers FG (24-3)
You don't see a trend there as the score gets higher and higher? Alex was very much a part of the offense until we were sitting on a two score lead. Then he was used only to keep the defense honest for the run. Which he did. This is an ideal situation. It DOES NOT GET BETTER than this.
What else did you want from him?