Originally posted by 1stAndGoal49ers:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
This post screams I LOVE ALEX!
Originally posted by Wubbie:
Well, before anyone says our WRs suck or something like that...
Some of it is Alex Smith. We all know he's not the MOST accurate QB in the league and needs to do a better job with his accuracy. It's better, no doubt, then it was in previous years, but he's gotta help out his receivers by throwing more catchable balls.
At the same time, if you're a receiver and can touch the ball with your hands, you gotta catch it. I hope this improves in the future.
I think Smith's inaccuracy is the result of the fallacy of common knowledge . You hear something so often that it becomes ingrained as the truth, whether accurate or not. Harbaugh stated Smith's accuracy as one of his greatest strengths...why would he say that if it were so obviously wrong? Watching Smith over the years I have always wondered how much was the scheme, coaching, WRs, etc.
When Smith and VD have a very good QBR together year after year I have concluded Smith is accurate when given a consistent target. VD is a workaholic who practices his routes and does a good job maintaining them on game day.
We started the year with Edwards and Morgan playing pretty well and now have played without either in a game Smith did not play well...not a coincidence. If and when we have a full receiving group for six or seven straight games I think you will see a very accurate QB.
Alex has a bad habit of over-throwing receivers for a long time. Sunday was a perfect example of "ALEX"
Please Madam Zelda! Don't waste time reading my mind, tell me the Lotto numbers for this week! He does overthrow his receivers, but not every single pass as some would have you believe.
The problem is that you can't tell me whether receivers often run the wrong routes, sometimes run the wrong routes or never run the wrong routes. But you feel comfortable blaming Smith for every errant pass. He said today that some of the passes were overthrown on purpose rather than take a sack. He also said he made some bad passes. I accept that, obviously you do not.
Edit: I wish I had been able to see your post in response to jreff22, I wouldn't have bothered responding to you.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Oct 17, 2011 at 8:44 PM ]